Skip to comments.Detroit suburb part of Middle East war (no contradiction between loyal American and Hezbollah)
Posted on 07/27/2006 10:57:43 AM PDT by IrishMike
DEARBORN, Mich., July 27 (UPI) -- With a population of nearly 30,000 Lebanese-Americans, the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Mich., is coming under intense scrutiny from federal investigators.
The reason is that in Dearborn many residents see no contradiction between being a loyal American and backing Hezbollah in its war with Israel, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Watching the fighting going on in the Middle East, the Tribune says many in Dearborn feel betrayed and unfairly targeted by the U.S. government.
Last May the owner of a chain of 15 restaurants called La Shish was indicted for tax evasion, accused of using a double set of books so he could funnel some $20 million to Hezbollah.
Talal Chahine fled to Lebanon to avoid prosecution but reportedly has denied any wrongdoing.
His case of one of several that link Americans with smuggling operations of illicit drugs, cigarettes and baby formula to profit Hezbollah, designated a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
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Lebanese organized crime is a serious problem, and not just in the US - ask Aussies about their Lebanese problem.
Okay, who is surprised? They will use our freedoms and laws to destroy US.
Did they back Hezbollah when they murdered 241 U.S. Marines outside of Beirut in '83?
These aren't Americans, they're fifth columnists. ....and they should be stripped of their citizenship and booted out of the country.
Denied wrongdoing but fled back to Lebanon? Yeee...
Kinda hard to blame him. He probably saw what happened to Marc Rich and figured he could eventually get a presidential pardon out of it.
Shame on us for putting up with this Lebanese baloney.
And this is exactly why the Congress should have declared war against the State Dept.'s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and not simply against "terrorism" in 2001.
Then we would be quite clear about who is supporting America's enemies, and how to deal with them, whether foreign or domestic.
God help me, the lamb shwarma salad at LaShish is the best you can get here in the states.
Loyal American and supporter of terrorists are mutually exclusive. These terrorist sympathizers are not loyal Americans. They are the enemy in our midst.
"Talal Chahine fled to Lebanon to avoid prosecution but reportedly has denied any wrongdoing."
I wonder if this puke was one of the evacuees that got a free ride to America on my tax dollars....
I never had a poor meal at any of the Lebanese restaurants on Warren in the early 90's. A little pricey for someone of my salary at the time, though.
How many of these ungrateful Lebanese were recently evacuated from Lebanon?
These people need to learn a new word....NISEI
These people need to learn a new word....NISEI
I have forgotten...Is Detroit now referred to a New Falujah, or is it Dearborn?
I like Rush Limbaughs version ?
The enemy within.
>>Last May the owner of a chain of 15 restaurants called La Shish was indicted for tax evasion, accused of using a double set of books so he could funnel some $20 million to Hezbollah.<<
We used to LOVE to go to La Shish. The atmosphere is really cool and you can watch them make pita right near the tables. My girls always thought that it was where Jasmine from Aladdin lives.
When this story broke, it ended our eating there. If anyone is north of Detroit and would like the same great food at a cheaper price and NOT supporting terrorists, go to the Meer at 16 mile and Dequindre. It is owned by Chaldean Catholics in the area. Ask for Moe.
You're right - but I had to stop eating at LaShish when all this came out. There's plenty of other good Middle Eastern restaurants around where I don't have to worry about my lunch money going to support terrorists.
Ever been to 'Ikes's' on Van Dyke and about 17mile?
Is that a middle eastern restauant?
Did they have a lunch buffet in the past?
If that's the one, my hubby was there at one point but we have yet to go.
Until somebody can do it better, I won't be able to help myself.
Try the Meer!
They have "to die for" Shawarma. If you go for lunch, they have a shawarma sandwich, with the pickle inside and just the right amount of tahini for real inexpensive.
I remember one Mother's Day, we got carryout at lunch time and fed four of us for about 13.00.
Tallahs (sp?) is the place your thinking about. That place was great but somebody else took over and ruined it and now it's closed.
If you have to give them your money - go ahead. Just make sure you sprinkle it with a little pork blood first.
>>Just make sure you sprinkle it with a little pork blood first.<<
>>Yeah, it's Lebanese, it's pretty good but, no LaShish. Try the Sheik Al'mishee if you go and even if it's not on the menu that day they will make it for you.<<
We'll have to give it a try! Thanks!
I couldn't agree more.
There is not a gas station or party store in Southeast Michigan that is not owned by Arabs.
Know of any decent Chaldean places on the west side -- Westland, Canton area ? I won't go to that craphole called Ann Arbor.
Detroit is 90% black. Dearborn is 90% Arab.
I make my own falafel.
>>I make my own falafel<<
You can add Granholm, Levin, Stabenow, Conyers, Kilpatrick and a host of clowns in the State Senate and State House.
In June of 2006, Michigan lost 64,000 jobs. Outside of Louisiana and Missisppi (Katrina), Michigan has the worst job creation growth. Granholm was on the campaign trail boasting of Google opening up a place in Ann Arbor (figures) and bringing 1,000 jobs in. Sorry Granholm-they're not going to be hiring Michigan residents. And Michigan ranks 2nd in the country for U-Haul rentals....people are getting out of the state.
1 c. dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
4 Tbsp. bread crumbs
4 Tbsp. water
Vegetable oil for frying
Grind chickpeas, garlic, onion and jalapeno in food processor. Mix in bowl with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat the oil in a wide saucepan or wok. Drop falafel balls by the teaspoon-full into boiling oil, fry until brown. You can add a jalapeno to the fry oil.
Serve in pita with hummus, tehina, salad, harissa.
Lady! You are the best!
Your best bet is to go into Dearborn.
In the early part of the 20th century, Arabs and other immigrants began assembling Fords in Highland Park, situated within metropolitan Detroit. When the company moved to Dearborn in 1924, many of the Arabs, mainly Shiite from South Lebanon, moved with the company to the South End. Palestinian Muslims joined them after the 1948 war and the creation of the state of Israel. In the 1960s, large numbers of Arabs, including Yemeni Muslims, immigrated. The Lebanese civil war and other Middle East wars in the 1970s and 1980s brought still more Arab immigrants to Dearborn , with the fallout of the Gulf War bringing up to 5,000 Iraqi refugees.
Let's hope you never bought a Ford vehicle.
Only with a rat president and if his wife had large "attributes".
You should try one in Beirut...;-)
That will have to happen, eventually.
Good tip, thanks...
Dearborn is my home town and that of Henry Ford... I used to bicycle around the old Ford mansion long before it was ever a tourism interest by the stinky old Rouge River...
Last time I visited the area, I went to Greek Town... The food was fantastic and the Cypriot beer was one of the few I will actually drink...
What really bugged me was the patrols of Wayne County sheriff's deputies walking the beat downtown Detroit in gangs of six or seven. Why not Detroit PD??? Have things gotten so bad that the municipal police have just walked away? (Detroit is another Democrat corrupted filth pit.)
Another place I love is Frankenmuth. That family style, all you can eat chicken dinner at Zender's is always a must on my itinerary... Those Germans know how to eat...
I fondly remember Camp Dearborn as a younger child, but it was taken over by the Islamic thugs by the time I got to be a teenager.
The same sort of thing happened to the Greenfield Village. Now instead of actually being able to walk around in some of the old buildings, they have plexiglass partitions and alarms to keep people from stealing the artifacts.