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Refugee Resettlement In Bonner County: Fact Or Fiction?

The Armstrongs avoided and/or ignored questions thrown out by the audience when they began talking about financial support for refugees.

Refugee Resettlement In Bonner County: Fact Or Fiction?

Refugee Resettlement In Bonner County:
Fact Or Fiction?

By Donna Capurso

In today’s world of intrigue, deception, misdirection and fake news, it was no wonder that on August 16th, the Sandpoint Community Hall had a line waiting an hour ahead of time to attend a “training session” on refugee resettlement to be provided by Nick and Laura Armstrong, co-directors of the “Glocal Friends Program Resource Team” and sponsored by the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force and “follow ~ a community.” 

As I waited inside the hall for the doors to open, Nick Armstrong made a comment to me that they had never had such a crowd of people show up to find out about refugee resettlement. I responded to him that he should expect the building to be full shortly after the doors opened as he was in north Idaho now, not Boise. He responded that he must not be in Kansas either. He also asked if these people knew that this was a two hour program and I responded that the time was in the newspaper. The room filled quickly when the doors were opened shortly after 5:00 to let people in, complete a name tag and take a seat. The maximum capacity of the community hall is 150 and it was completely filled before the scheduled starting time of 5:30. Two Sandpoint PD officers would not let anyone else in unless someone left; the crowd left outside was considerable.

Laura Armstrong started off the program by speaking Indonesian, and then switched to English, welcoming the attendees. She reiterated a number of times that they were not there for refugee resettlement in Sandpoint, but rather that they were just “here for a good conversation.” She stated that this information is a training session and would cover a number of subjects, such as Refugee 101, cross culture orientation, self-sufficiency of the refugees, and how the refugees experience trauma and loss. People in the audience were trying to ask questions and were told that questions could be asked at the end of the presentation but that the questions had to be written down before they could be asked. This did not sit well with the audience as they wanted answers, but to no avail.

Nick Armstrong then spoke and quoted a lot of scripture, being selective on anything that would promote acceptance of refugees, strangers and foreigners. He asked the audience to not be fearful or suspicious of said people. He advised that 15,000 refugees have come to Idaho and he also stated that Christians are to “care sacrificially for refugees” and that we need to “face new realities.” He said that Syria is the main source of refugees and that the “vetting process is very effective.”

The Armstrongs avoided and/or ignored questions thrown out by the audience when they began talking about financial support for refugees. We were told that their plane fares are not free, but the refugees are provided with a “loan” which they are supposed to repay for their flights. The audience was told that there is “no free housing”, however, in the “Glocal Friends Handbook” there is information describing “Resettlement and Placement Funds” for a “hotel stay if an apartment or other housing is not readily available. Funds are provided for setting up an apartment or home which includes initial rent deposit, furniture, housing supplies, clothing, food (for the first couple of weeks until Food Stamps kick in.)” The handbook states that “any leftover money that was not used for the above goes to them on the 90th day after arrival and can be used to start a bank account.”

In addition, the refugees receive “TRA (Transitional Refugee Assistance) Funds.” The monthly allowance goes for: “monthly rent checks, utilities, phone and miscellaneous (whatever other needs they have, especially what food stamps does not cover.) Refugees are also provided with Medicaid, which lasts for up to 8 months unless they qualify for Social Security. Children will stay on Medicaid until they turn 19.”

According to the Armstrongs, the refugees receive employment help, such as resumes, interviews, applications, searches, etc. They are also taught English with extra tutoring for the women. The refugees are also provided mental health services, including treatment for PTSD and professional counseling.

Not mentioned by the Armstrongs, but included in the booklet are CBRS (Community Based Rehabilitation Services.) Also included in the booklet is the schooling for the elementary, junior and high school refugee children. After initial immunizations and TB tests, all children 18 or under can enroll in school, although they may remain in school until age 21. Students who do not speak English will be enrolled in English Language Learner (ELL) classes.

People in the audience asked that the Armstrongs address their questions, in particular referencing the rape of the 5 year old girl in Twin Falls, taking jobs away from American citizens, crime rates, Islamic vs. Christian refugees, ISIS and more. One of the organizers then told everyone that they needed to be respectful and reiterated that their questions would be addressed at the end of the presentation. One of the few liberals in attendance told the rest of the audience to “shut up and let them talk!” At this point, the tension in the room became even more palpable after one of the liberals asked one of the attendees why they were there if not to learn about the refugee resettlement process? Her response was “to know my enemy!”

The Armstrongs continued on by discussing “culture” but they had lost what was left of their audience. One of the organizers then stated that the rest of the program would not be finished and questions would be answered, but only if they had been written out beforehand. The first question was on the full capacity of the schools already? The response was that refugees were not going to be relocated to Sandpoint, so the question was a moot point. A question was asked on who takes care of the refugees when their assistance ends? The answer was that “resources” would be provided to them. A question on what the difference between refugees and immigrants were? Answer was that refugees leave their country because of persecution and were seeking asylum. Immigrants make application for admittance. It was also stated that most refugees are women and children.

It was apparent that the few questions selected had been reviewed beforehand as they were not controversial (a typical Delphi technique) to control the narrative, instead of the people in attendance being able to ask the questions previously ignored. The organizer then ended the program 45 minutes early and the chairs were immediately folded and put away as soon as people stood up making it quite apparent that no more discussion would be allowed or questions answered. I’m sure that the Armstrongs were anxious to get back to the Land of Oz.


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4 Comments on Refugee Resettlement In Bonner County: Fact Or Fiction?

  1. As a fellow Idahoan, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, a retired federal law enforcement officer, and one who has been doggedly studying the Islamic modus operandi and threat matrix both personally and professionally for over 35 years…thank you for pushing back, taking a stand, and fortifying the northern part of our American Redoubt against those quislings, foreign and domestic – both in and out of office – who would willingly seed these Muslim “wolves in sheeps clothing” into beautiful Bonner County.

    A “training session” on refugee resettlement? Bullshit, their not so hidden agenda to seed Muslims into Bonner County is obvious! Nick and Laura Armstrong, co-directors of the Boise-based “Glocal Friends Program Resource Team” are two ignorant and misguided do-gooders who are attempting prepare the seeding groundwork by ostensibly”training” you about all of the advantages of the wonderful “cultural enrichment” and benefits that you and generations of your family will enjoy from these poor and needy Muslims…in other words giving you all a sales pitch on the “value added” by taking these Muslims into your communities. Let’s get one thing straight, Islam does not provide “value added” or “cultural enrichment” to non-Muslims…period! Simply put, the Armstrong’s are intent on doing whatever it takes to seed Muslims, disguised as “refugees” into Bonner County! The Anderson’s are either totally ignorant about Islam, but mean well, and are just misguided, OR they do understand the Islamic threat they are attempting to import and don’t care…either way, they are a threat to all Idahoans…their organization and others like them need to be shut down! I’ll just bypass the chase and cut to the kill, the Armstrong’s are apologists for Islam, aiding and abetting the Islamic agenda to wage immigration jihad (Hijra) into Bonner County! Moreover, the Armstrong’s were sponsored by the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force and “follow ~ a community?” Really? I would argue that by sponsoring the Armstrong’s, the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force and “follow a community” are accomplices to these efforts!

    The Global Friends Program Resource Team online brochure ( ) states:

    “BUILD BRIDGES, WAGE PEACE. Many of the people who come to Boise as refugees are Muslims coming from majority Muslim countries and they experience a unique sense of isolation from their community of faith. GCP desires to help build bridges of understanding between the Muslims and Christians in Boise and ‘wage peace’ as we get together to share meals and serve the community together.”

    Islam only builds one-way bridges and does not wage peace. Islam provides only three choices:

    1. One either converts to Islam.
    2. One chooses to become a semi-slave (dcimmi) under the brutal yoke of Islam without any rights or privileges.
    3. Or Islam kills you.

    The 1400-year history of Islamic predatory conquest makes it clear that Muslims are not “immigrating” (Hijra) to Idaho to assimilate; rather, Muslims are specifically being seeded to dominate and wage stealth jihad against us…this we know.

    There are untold numbers of un-vetted and undocumented “refugees,” primarily Muslim males between the ages of 18-35 (military fighting age) being seeded by elected officials under the color of law into unwitting communities all across Idaho at taxpayers expense…without even conferring with the local citizens!! Where were the referendums? Where were the town hall meetings? Where were the surveys sent out to the community in order to get the opinions of the local Idahoans? Why were the petitions against Muslim “refugees” and letters to the governor not acted upon? None, nada, zip, zilch, zero, …our own elected officials too busy cutting deals with the feds and bypassing “We the People” to be bothered!

    Muslim “refugees” are being seeded into our communities surreptitiously in unmarked contract aircraft and buses under the cover of darkness at zero dark thirty!! Then they are turned over to contractors who “integrate” them into unwitting communities and provide these Muslim “refugees” every form of welfare (food stamps, housing, transportation, school for their kids, monetary stipends, healthcare, etc.) imaginable on the financial backs of Idaho taxpayers. This is apparently a concerted effort by federal, state, and local officials to seed Muslims who harbor an incompatible totalitarian Islamic theocratic cult of personality, masquerading as a legitimate religion, into our Idaho communities without their input!

    In accordance with the core tenets of Islam, regardless of what Muslims say and do to the contrary (Muslims are allowed by their doctrine to trick and deceive non-Muslims – kafir), Muslims will only swear true allegiance to their moon god Allah. Muslims consider our Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as all of our local and state laws, to be what they call “Jahjiliyya,” or pure ignorance. Why? Because Muslims do not believe that our man-made laws have precedence over Allah’s Islamic law – known as sharia.

    It is important to note that Islamic history also warns us that the path of Islamic conquest is always the same:

    1. Infiltrate the host, by whatever means necessary. e.g. Refugee Resettlement

    2. Establish a mosque/Islamic center, which is in reality a military outpost in enemy territory (dar al Harb – the House of War) from where they plot and plan against the host. That is why all mosques/Islamic centers should be put under constant surveillance by authorities as they pose a national security threat.

    3. Create Muslim enclaves/hostile no-go zones ruled by Islamic law – sharia. In lieu of state and federal law.

    4. Rapidly grow the Muslim population with a high birthrate (4-6 times the indigenous birthrate) to increase their numbers, political power, and influence. According to Islam, Muslim men are permitted to have up to four wives and as many sex slaves as their right hand possesses. A Muslim man can get engaged to a female when she is 6-years old and marry her when she turns 9-years old. It is permitted because their Prophet Muhammad did it!

    5. Claim perennial victimhood at ever opportunity – especially after a terrorist attack committed by Muslims…and claim that now the Muslims are the victims! Muslims will always warn of some “backlash against Muslims!” Let me say that again, Muslims attack and brutally kill and then those same Muslims are claiming to be the “victims!” Happens every time! Along with being the perennial “victims” of the very attacks that they commit, the Muslims will make every effort and go out of their way to then attack, character assassinate, marginalize, and render “radioactive” anyone who speaks out against, or stands up against Islam, and tells the truth about the dangers and existential threat posed by Islam, e.g. Muslims will use ad hominem attacks; accusations of being an Islamofauxbic (not a typo), racist, bigot; and threats of violence, etc. Muslims cannot handle the truth, have thin skin, and get triggered easily at anything that does not fit their Islamic theocratic worldview…even if it is the truth about Islam.

    6. Resist host authorities and customs e.g. domination not assimilation. Advance the Islamic agenda against the existing legal structures.

    7. Exploit our own Western laws (aka lawfare) to advance the Islamic agenda of conquest, such as hiding the totalitarian theocracy of Islam behind the shield of our First Amendment religious freedoms! Operate influence operations against federal, state, and local political organizations and infiltrate these same organizations, especially the White House as was done successfully under the anti-American Obama Administration. Run for political office and use this political platform and stature to work to undermine and destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights from within, a little at a time. File lawsuits to intimidate and financially destroy anyone who speaks out against Islam, even if it is the truth! Speaking the truth is the new hate speech. Muslims are using our own systems, laws, and rights against us! The same systems, laws, and rights that Muslims would not afford us if we were living in an Islamic controlled state!

    8. Once the Muslim population reaches approximately 2% of the general population, the Muslims begin to dramatically increase their demands and attempt to control local communities by way of fear, intimidation, terrorism, violence, and any other legal and extralegal means available. Look at what has been happening all across Europe, e.g. Barcelona! Paris! et al. As the Muslim populations increase in any given community so does the intimidation, threats, hatred, violence, brutality, rapes, acid attacks, hate crimes, beatings, roadside bombs, vehicular attacks, knife attacks, etc. against the indigenous non-Muslim citizens – all in a concerted effort to advance the Islamic agenda.

    9. Institute Islamic law – sharia. Muslims have stated that they intend to eventually destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights as they build the United Islamic States of America. Islam is not in a hurry, they have been at this for over 1400-years, what is another decade or two or three? Islam is like rust…it never sleeps! Muslims know that if they just keep pushing and making their demands, increasing their numbers and influence, that over time, they will eventually prevail! History has proven them right…Western nations that Muslims have immigrated into eventually succumb and become Islamic states. Does anyone doubt now that Germany is not going to become an Islamic state? The UK? Belgium? Only Poland, Czech Republic, and Hungary are pushing back. Cultural suicide in Western Europe on a massive scale is happening right before our eyes…and American has been in the crosshairs for many decades…Idaho is in the crosshairs too, albeit on a smaller scale. Either we, as Idahoans, draw a line in the sand now to stop Islam from gaining a beachhead or else there will be a much high price to pay later…in blood…because something tells me that Idahoans will not easily get down on their knees facing towards Mecca and pray to Allah. I am confident that real God-Fearing, Liberty-Loving, Patriotic Idahoans will gladly sharpen their pitchforks, light their torches and fight on their feet rather than die on their knees! Muslims coming to Idaho to dominate should feel afraid…very afraid! As should those who seeded them here!

    The Muslims that are in Idaho now are only the vanguard of a proposed massive influx of Islamic jihadists that are being placed here by our elected officials! This is just the beginning, wait until there are hundreds more, thousands more, tens of thousands more…along with all of their extended family members that they will eventually be able to petition from their home country!! And you better believe that the Muslims that are already in Idaho will petition their extended family to come to America! Another concern is that many of these Muslims are unhealthy and bringing with them all, along with a totalitarian mindset, many emotional and medical problems, at a high rate of incidence, …and many diseases and illnesses that are typically associated with Third World countries. These health problems will place a massive burden on our local healthcare providers and system…all paid for my Idaho taxpayers! In a matter of decades you will not be able to recognize your Idaho cities and towns once they begin to turn into Islamic enclaves. If there was ever a time to stop the Islamization of Idaho, it is now…otherwise, it will be exponentially more difficult to dislodge them the longer we wait! Islam is like a cancer…if not destroyed early on it does not get better with time! Islam is also like an onion, the outer layers are the pretty and beautiful propaganda layers intended to deceive and incorrectly lead the ignorant Westerner into believing that Islam is just another one of the wonderful and great Abrahamic religions, all warm and fuzzy, the religion of peace, COEXIST, and that Muslims just want to be our friends and assimilate into our Judeo-Christian American culture! This is total bullshit and could not be further from the truth! Don’t be fooled by the false outer layers of the onion that are designed to deceive you into dropping your guard! The truth about Islam is that the further down you peel back the layers of the onion, the more unpleasant, ugly, violent, hateful, and morally repugnant and demanding it becomes!!

    The entire Muslim “refugee” pipeline needs to be shut off and shut down as soon as possible and those Muslims who have already been seeded into Idaho over the past years need to be either deported back to whatever shithole of a failed Islamic state that they came from – or at a minimum monitored very closely, for reasons of national security.

    Our own public officials, at federal, state, and local levels have already sold America out decades ago by allowing the United Nations Refugee Resettlement Program, by way of our own State Department via private contractors to seed Muslim “refugees” into our unwitting communities all across America and Idaho. The United Nations Refugee Resettlement program, for decades being aided and abetted by our own elected officials and Department of State, needs to be shut down immediately and completely!

    For those of you who want to learn more and stay up to date on the issues of refugee resettlement, let me introduce you to Ann Corcoran, a fearless patriot who has been taking the fight on this topic to our enemies foreign and domestic by way of her excellent website and her “must read” book “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America.”

    The best resources that I have found yet to educate yourselves about the true Islam, not the mainstream media and leftist propaganda that Islam “is a religion of peace” bullshit, are available from author William Warner, PhD. over at and his study materials are the best available, easy to read, and very reasonably priced.

    Be forewarned, Muslim “refugees” in Idaho are a Trojan horse…a ticking time bomb, and an enemy within! I will leave you with these profound words that were spoken over 241 years ago…it is time to decide…Islam poses as great, if not greater threat, to our constitutional republic than King George.

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
    Samual Adams
    “Father of the American Revolution”
    Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776

    I salute you all!

    Mr. Smith
    Eagle, Idaho

  2. The Armstrongs found a way to make some money off the taxpayers by assisting in bringing in more people to make some money off the taxpayers.

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