Skip to comments.Dearbornistan government at work: Covering up for the AK-47 jihadi suspect (Michelle Malkin)
Posted on 09/17/2007 2:01:46 PM PDT by Stoat
On Tuesday, a nation honored those whose lives were lost during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. But four days prior to the anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks, a Wayne State medical student had city officials hoping that the event would not be marred by more bloodshed.
Houssein Zorkot, 26, was arrested Sept. 8 after he was observed wielding an AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifle in Hemlock Park, a popular destination for many Dearborn residents.
Zorkot, who is of Lebanese descent, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court the same day city officials sent out a press release about an event that had happened four days prior, and one day after the Press & Guide had contacted city officials seeking comment.
According to Dearborn Mayor Jack OReilly, Jr., the release of information about the case was delayed until after Zarkots arraignment and late in the day that marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. City officials feared that announcing the arrest of an armed Arabic man so close to anniversary of the attack would stir anti-Muslim sentiments and fan the flames of terrorism.
We didnt want this to become more than it is, OReilly said. There are certain things that the media latches onto, and this would have turned into a story about terrorism. Thats not the kind of tone we want to set.
Charles Johnson calls it really bad craziness. Yep.
And theres a bigger picture here. Can you spell politically correct pay-offs?
The dream of American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee- (ADC) Regional Director Imad Hamad for an American-Arab Center for Civil and Human Rights (ACCHR) took on a much more visible form Wednesday.
Well-wishers gathered at the future site of the facility on Chase between Ford Road and Warren Avenue to recognize the many people involved in bringing it to this point the planners, the backers, the encouragers and those involved who assisted in surmounting paperwork hurdles.
Announced last month, the two-story, 20,000-square-foot facility will be the first of its kind in the world, according to Hamad. He said the $5 million facility is being created in the name of the common good and will be an education and resource center on civil and human rights. Work is expected to start in about two months and it should be completed late next year. It will complement the many good programs already existing in Dearborn, Hamad said. It is to serve the community and emphasize the true American values.
Former U.S. Congresswoman Mary Rose Okar president of the national ADC committee said the work of those at the center will protect the rights of all Americans. We serve everybody, Okar said. When you protect the rights of your own, you protect the rights of everyone. She said the Dearborn ADC office is the largest regional office for the group in the country.
Mayor Jack OReilly was on hand to welcome what he called a new community asset and pledged support for its growth. He joked that the experience of getting the permits and plan approvals through the citys Department of Building and Safety had taught Hamad a new sense of patience.
Wayne County Chief Executive Robert Ficano welcomed the center to the most diverse county in America. Noting that American democracy is just 200 years old and a work in progress, he said the work of the center would help protect our freedoms, our people and our democracy.
But a major part of the program was to thank the prime minister and wife of the emir of Qatar who donated $1.5 million to the project.
What a strange world. Members of an Unnamed Religion Prone To Violent Extremism routinely butcher and murder members of other religions (and insufficiently devout members of their own), and its the sensitivities of this Unnamed Religion Prone To Violent Extremism were supposed to devote so many of our brain-hours to appeasing.
It is amazing how much prettier Conservative women are than the lib, crazy, moonbat types.
Hollywood not included of course since they are all Communists, and not really libs.
But did he say it with a straight face?
But did he say it with a straight face?
His facial expressions may have been difficult for observers to determine at the time, as they were largely concealed by his scruffy Islamofascist / jihadist beard.
“We didnt want this to become more than it is, “
What does he think it is?
What does he think it is?
He thought that it was something that could cause him to lose votes, kickbacks and campaign contributions if he played it wrong.
Bathing, haircuts, a little lipstick and foundation garments can do wonders, but the lib moonbats have eschewed such things.
What does that mean? Born in Lebanon, naturalized citizen legal immigrant, illegal immigrant, born of Lebanese immigrant parents or just Lebanese ancestors, back somewhere, like Marlo Thomas? By the name I'd assume he's not a Lebanese Christian.
His actions also support that assumption.
Zorkot, a third-year medical student at Wayne State University, was allegedly armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and dressed in black clothing with camouflage paint covering his face when he was arrested Saturday in Hemlock Park.
I'm sure he was up to no good, by the major charge, "carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent". But the other two charges are completely unconstitutional. "possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and one count of felony firearm", whatever the latter might be. Somehow I don't think he was on his way to the deer stand, although a semiauto AK, with a restricted magazine capacity, would be marginally acceptable for deer.
Going by OJ's definitions, he could easily say that he had heard terrorists where operating in Hemlock Park and had gone there 'to implement his own sting operation'
Houssein Zorkot, 26, was arrested Sept. 8 after he was observed wielding an AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifle in Hemlock Park, a popular destination for many Dearborn residents. Zorkot, who is of Lebanese descent, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court... According to Dearborn Mayor "Jack" O'Reilly, Jr., the release of information about the case was delayed until after Zarkot's arraignment and late in the day that marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. City officials feared that announcing the arrest of an armed Arabic man so close to anniversary of the attack would stir anti-Muslim sentiments and fan the flames of terrorism.
Announced last month, the two-story, 20,000-square-foot facility will be the first of its kind in the world...
I find that hard to believe. I'm certain that somewhere in the muslim world there exists a 20,000 square-foot reeducation facility/terrorist recruitment center. This is just the first of its kind in Dearborn.
Outstanding ping grellis! Hooray for the Michigan ping list!
THANK YOU Michelle Malkin!
Michelle should come and visit the other side of Southfield, in other words West Dearborn. She might be shocked by the sheer number of fine, upstanding, patriotic Americans. Dearborn is really like 2 cities in one, with a major Freeway running down the middle making a very clear divide of the two sides.