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  • Ban Mention of Pork in Dearborn Schools to Prevent Muslim Obesity?

    04/26/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | april 26, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    It seems that Blue Cross and Blue Shield dolled out $73,000 not to fight obesity, but to promote Islam. Dearborn is set to be a part of a new program that aims to study and help prevent obesity, particularly among Arab American children, thanks to a nearly $73,000 grant. Suha Kridli, assistant professor at Oakland University’s School of Nursing who secured the grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation for the “Improving Health Behaviors in Arab American Youth” project, said she selected Dearborn for its high concentration of Arab Americans. The plan, she said, is to for an...
  • Report: U.S. Rep. John Dingell considering retirement

    02/17/2014 3:09:17 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 42 replies ^ | February 16, 2014 | Kyle Feldscher
    John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives, is considering not running for re-election, according to a report in the Detroit News. Dingell, who represents the Ann Arbor area along with areas of Wayne County, has run successfully 29 times since 1955. The 87-year-old Dearborn Democrat recently broke the record for the longest-serving congressman in history. According to the report, Dingell is considering retirement. His spokesman, Christopher Schuler, states Dingell is doing the same thing as he has always done before running for re-election, which is determining how to best serve his constituents. The News states...
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians...

    12/13/2013 7:11:22 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 26 replies ^ | 5/6/13 | unknown
    Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm, is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity. In September 2010, Robert Muise,...
  • DETROIT: Former businessman sentenced for brokering sham marriages

    10/30/2013 2:39:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    PRESS AND ^ | October 25, 2013 | by Joe Slezak
    SNIPPET: "Hussein “Sam” Nazzal, 59, was sentenced to 33 months by U.S. District Judge Marianne Battani on Friday. Nazzal formerly owned Shish Village restaurant and G&S Development, a real estate company, both of which were in Dearborn. He pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Federal officials also got two criminal convictions of those involved in the fraud, and two others have been deported from the United States to Lebanon."
  • Arrest In Family Dollar Double Murder (Disgusting double murder in Dearborn, MI)

    07/24/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 70 replies
    WWJ - CBS Television ^ | July 24, 2013 | Editorial Staff
    DEARBORN (WWJ) – A 34-year-old man has been arrested in last week’s double murder at a Dearborn dollar store. Lavere Bryant was set to be arraigned at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on murder, armed robbery, and unlawful imprisonment charges. Joseph Orlando, 22, was found shot to death in the Family Dollar store on Michigan Avenue last Tuesday. Following a two-day search, the body of his co-worker, 20-year-old Brenna Machus, was found in a wooded area just a few miles away.
  • 2 Mich. McDonald's drop halal food after suit

    06/24/2013 10:09:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 63 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6/24/13 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT (AP) -- The only two McDonald's restaurants in the United States that were serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped several weeks after a $700,000 settlement over a lawsuit that alleged the items weren't consistently halal. The fast-food giant said in a statement Monday that the locations in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population, are no longer offering a halal McChicken sandwich or Chicken McNuggets in order "to focus on our national core menu." The corporation added it takes into account "local and dietary preferences," and supports its franchisees in Dearborn. Neither...
  • CAIR Demands School Accommodate Muslim Prayers, Attacks Off-Site Voluntary Bible Lesson

    06/05/2013 9:47:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 5, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    How is the radical Council on American-Islamic Relations bending public school policy to its will? Two stories from Michigan tell the tale. From a CAIR press release: The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) said today that a Detroit-area school district has apologized for handing out permission slips for Bible study classes to elementary school students. CAIR-MI sent a letter to Roseville Public Schools after receiving a complaint from two parents of children who attend Huron Park Elementary School about distribution by teachers of permission slips for the Bible classes at a local Baptist church. CAIR Executive...
  • Pressure Cooker Discovered At Dearborn Hotel (Univ. of Muslim Assoc. of America banquet canceled)

    05/27/2013 4:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    WWJ-TV ^ | May 27, 2013
    DEARBORN-Police in Dearborn are trying to understand why a pressure cooker was left in the restroom of the Adoba Hotel, forcing the evacuation of guests until the early morning hours. The evacuation also canceled Sunday night’s banquet of the University of Muslim Association of America. Asgar Zaidi of Washington D.C. has been attending the organization’s conference for the past 11 years. He says it’s the first time it’s ever been held in Dearborn. “We all look forward to this time of year, Memorial Day weekend … we have fun, we learn and it’s just disheartening to see this type of...
  • Michigan Federal Judge allows Muslim violence against Christians; Dearborn stoning caught on video

    05/16/2013 5:09:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5-16-13
    A severe blow for the freedom of speech, and victory for the advance of Sharia blasphemy laws here. "Michigan Federal Judge Allows Muslim Violence to Suppress Christian Speech; Immediate Appeal Filed," from the American Freedom Law Center, May 14: A Michigan federal judge today dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought by several Christian evangelists who were violently assaulted by a hostile Muslim mob while preaching at an Arab festival last year in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest Muslim population in the United States. Video of the Muslim assault went viral on YouTube. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed...
  • U.S. city pays up for dissing Christians

    05/07/2013 4:09:11 PM PDT · by wesagain · 5 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 7, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    The city of Dearborn, Mich., has agreed to pay Christians who were arrested at its Arab International Festival in 2010, remove all criticism of them from a city website and post a public apology that will remain online for years, according to a legal team on the case. The American Freedom Law Center said today that the settlement follows more than two years of court negotiations and resolves the Christians’ claims against the city. It does not, however, remove the Dearborn Arab Chamber as a defendant in the case, which will continue. The Christians were arrested in 2010 by city...
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians at 2010 Arab Festival; Settlement Reached...

    05/06/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies ^ | 6 May 2013 | David Wood
    City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians at 2010 Arab Festival; Settlement Reached in Lawsuit In June of 2010, a few of us were on our way out of Dearborn's annual Arab International Festival, when some young Muslims began asking us questions, which we were happy to answer. Here's unedited footage of our last 20 minutes or so at the festival: Nearly three years later, thanks to our lawyers Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi, the City of Dearborn has apologized for arresting us. Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and...
  • A Tale of Two Ads: Govt Accepts Anti-God ad in Michigan Same Ad with Muhammad, DENIED

    01/31/2013 6:54:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Look at these two ads. The same but for a word, no? One ad ran, one ad was denied. This is what sharia in America looks like. The Blaze has the story.This ad ran on Detroit SMART buses here Crains Business wrote this: While the ads may offend some, SMART's Beth Dryden tells Shea they met the system guidelines and were vetted by their legal department. March 3, Crain's: Additionally, because the ads are what SMART considers “viewpoint-neutral content” the agency can't reject them, she said. That's because a government agency cannot censor such content, which is protected by the...
  • Iranians prepare terror campaign inside U.S.

    12/06/2012 8:44:38 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Michael Carl
    'There are numerous Revolutionary Guard cells' inside borders Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is alive and well in the U.S. and the country’s law enforcement officials ignore them at their peril, according to former U. S. Air Force officer Steven O’Hern. O’Hern says that the Revolutionary Guard, long an influential factor in the radical Islamic regime in Iran, does most of its surveillance and intelligence gathering through its proxy force, Hezbollah, considered by many to be a terror group. “In the United States, the Revolutionary Guard uses more than one approach. Hezbollah operatives and sympathizers are present in large numbers in many...
  • Judge: Christian evangelists can sue Muslims: Arab Chamber of Commerce runs festival...

    11/29/2012 8:24:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | unknown
    A federal judge has ruled that Christian evangelists who were arrested at a Dearborn, Mich., festival sponsored by the Arab Chamber of Commerce can sue the business organization. “The court finds that plaintiffs do properly allege a civil conspiracy among defendants, including the AACC, to deprive plaintiffs of their constitutional rights sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss,” the court’s ruling said. It came in a case brought by the American Freedom Law Center on behalf of the Christians. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, said: “The detailed allegations of our 100-page civil rights complaint sets out a pattern...
  • Israeli Flags Now Illegal in Dearbornistan

    10/15/2012 7:40:26 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 61 replies ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    First, Christians were banned in Dearbornistan. Now, it’s Jews who are illegal. Why not just declare the place an outpost of Saudi Arabia and be done with the whole business. “On 9-14-2012, Dearborn Fordson High School principal called the police on me for driving with 2 Israeli flags on my truck.When the students began their assault he rolled down his window asking them to stop. After they pulled him over the police used the rolled down window as a pretext to accuse him of instigating the altercation.  While being questioned by the police in front of the high school...
  • Cops to answer in court for 'stoning' of Christians

    09/28/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT · by wesagain · 32 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | staff writer
    "Lawsuit follows Michigan Muslim mob attack on believers"Hundreds of angry Muslims threw chunks of concrete and eggs at a team of Christians, spraying them with urine and cursing at them – all while police stood by and then threatened the victims with “disorderly conduct.” Egypt? Saudi Arabia? Somalia? No. Dearborn, Michigan. So now a team of attorneys from the American Freedom Law Center is going to court on behalf of the victims of the violent Muslim mob at the Arab International Festival last June, an attack that was captured on video. The federal civil rights complaint in the U.S. District...
  • American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, MI (Original edit)

    07/05/2012 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 26, 2012 | jmarkcampbell
    If this extremely disturbing video does not result in a Federal investigation into the human rights violations of those Christians physically attacked at the 2012 Dearborn Arab Festival then we are watching the beginning of a new America, a MUSLIM AMERICA. In this new America, a MUSLIM AMERICA, shariah-compliant Muslims have succeeded in striking fear into the hearts of the infidels. In the case of the Dearborn Arab Festival, you will see that the infidels are NOT the few, brave Christians who withstood the physical attacks by the blood-thirsty Muslims, but the fearful are those who have taken an oath...
  • Muslim Arrested – Tried to Run Over Christians at Islamic Festival – Media Silent

    07/03/2012 6:15:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/3/12 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 6:37 AM Two weeks ago American Muslims stone a group of Christians at the Islamic festival in Dearborn, Michigan. But there’s more… One Muslim was arrested for trying to run over 9 Christian protesters. Via Answering Muslims: Dearborn Muslim charged with nine counts of attempted murder for trying to kill street preachers outside the Islamic Center of America – Unfortunately, one of the Muslims got in his SUV, drove up over the hill, accelerated and came right at us where we were standing. This guy came directly at us and we...
  • American Christian protestors assaulted and stoned by Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan

    06/27/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 41 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 26 June 2012 | Jeff Head
    Every American should see this disturbing video and realize it is not in the GAza Strip, or Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Pakistan. It is right here in the US in Dearborn, Michigan.. DEARBORN MICHIGAN MUSLIMS ASSAULT & STONE CHRISTIANS The Police who stated they could not spare even two officers to protect these men who were harming no one and who were simply walking carrying signs saying, "Jesus Saves," then ammassed 14 to kick them out...and another 12 to stop them as they drove home. Listen closely to what the assistant chief of police tells them in the festival, "I...
  • American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, Michigan »

    06/27/2012 4:41:44 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 110 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 27, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    In the video below, we see a small number of Christians who gathered holding Christian signs at the 2012 Dearbor, Michigan Arab festival being assaulted by Muslims with bottles, stones, and other objects. The police do not protect the Christians or take action against the perpetrators; in the end, they reprimand the Christians and instruct them to leave. Ever since, there has been no coverage of this outrageous event in our media. Nor has CAIR or any other Muslim organization denounced the Muslims who abused the Christians.
  • American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, MI (Video)

    06/26/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 26 June 12 | J. Mark Campbell
    If this extremely disturbing video does not result in a Federal investigation into the human rights violations of those Christians physically attacked at the 2012 Dearborn Arab Festival then we are watching the beginning of a new America, a MUSLIM AMERICA. In this new America, a MUSLIM AMERICA, shariah-compliant Muslims have succeeded in striking fear into the hearts of the infidels. In the case of the Dearborn Arab Festival, you will see that the infidels are NOT the few, brave Christians who withstood the physical attacks by the blood-thirsty Muslims, but the fearful are those who have taken an oath...
  • Pastor Terry Jones Calls Mohammad a “Liar, Pedophile & False Prophet” at Dearborn Protest

    04/07/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Gateway Pundit
    With the twin spires of the Islamic Center of America in the background, the Rev. Terry Jones praised Christianity and condemned Islam, calling it “of the devil.” “Mohammad was a liar, a pedophile and a false prophet,” Jones said. “I believe that as a Christian. But as an American who believes in the constitution I believe they have the right to practice their beliefs under the freedom of religion.” Jones — who is on his fourth trip to Dearborn to preach about the dangers of Islam and its agenda of imposing Sharia law on America — also called for a...
  • Mich. Family: Grandmother Assaulted at Chuck E. Cheese's (DETROIT)

    01/16/2012 11:41:01 AM PST · by Islander7 · 84 replies
    WJBK - Detroit ^ | Jan 16, 2012 | By RONNIE DAHL
    DEARBORN, Mich. (WJBK) - A woman is in the hospital after witnesses say she was assaulted at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Dearborn over the weekend. Family members tell FOX 2 the woman was celebrating her grandson's seventh birthday Sunday afternoon when she asked patrons at a nearby table to clean up their language. "She said, 'please don't use that language with children,'" said the victim's daughter told. "They told her to 'shut the f--- up and turn around.'"
  • Male nurse 'fired for treating women wearing Muslim hijab' ( Detroit )

    11/25/2011 9:10:05 AM PST · by cutty · 23 replies
    ap ^ | 25th November 2011
    A male registered nurse and Vietnam war Army medic has sued the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, saying he was fired for disobeying a Muslim supervisor's order not to treat women wearing conservative Islamic dress. John Benitez Jr. ... was fired... 'not because of any performance problem, but was instead carried out because the clinic's conservative male Muslim clientele did not want a male treating female patients.'
  • Islamic Bigotry against Christians in Dearborn, MI

    10/04/2011 6:06:56 AM PDT · by Righting · 17 replies
    act ^ | Aug, 2011
    Anti-Christians Islamic bigotry in Dearborn, MI Lebanese Christian tells how he's been discriminated against because of his religion, including denial of job. Tells the reality of 75% [even in the uS, like Dearborn MI] Muslims’ negative view of Christians and Jews. Including an overall contempt - regarding all Christians as “slaves...” Islamic Bigotry against Christians Rampant in Dearborn, MI Wednesday, August 10, 2011 The video: See also: Radio Dearborn Hate Fest - 2011 Arab Festival bigotry and hatred on display. Muslims assault cameraman Dearborn police and Sheriff's Dept. do nothing
  • Moderate Virginia Imam Assassinated

    10/01/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT · by TR Clancy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Dearborn Underground ^ | 10/1/2011 | TR Clancy
    For once we’re all in agreement this guy was a terrorist. But a reminder is in order of just who Awlaki was not so long ago. Just before the 9/11 attacks, he was the imam of the large Falls Church mosque in northern Virginia. He was the Muslim chaplain at George Washington University. The New York Times reported that, a few weeks before 9/11, Awlaki preached a sermon in the U.S. Capitol. After the 9/11 attacks, Awlaki was widely believed to be a moderate. He was first imam to pray at the U.S. Capitol with the Congressional Muslim Staff Association...
  • Moderate Virginia Imam Assassinated

    10/01/2011 9:44:55 AM PDT · by TR Clancy · 9 replies
    Dearborn Underground ^ | 10/1/2011 | TR Clancy
    For once we’re all in agreement this guy was a terrorist. But a reminder is in order of just who Awlaki was not so long ago. Just before the 9/11 attacks, he was the imam of the large Falls Church mosque in northern Virginia. He was the Muslim chaplain at George Washington University. The New York Times reported that, a few weeks before 9/11, Awlaki preached a sermon in the U.S. Capitol. After the 9/11 attacks, Awlaki was widely believed to be a moderate. He was first imam to pray at the U.S. Capitol with the Congressional Muslim Staff Association...
  • Oasis of Arab culture sits comfortably in Dearborn, Michigan

    08/07/2011 11:40:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/7/11 | Jeff Karoub
    Dearborn, Mich. - With a massive mosque, minarets and scores of Arabic-signed stores and restaurants, parts of this city look like the Middle East. But Dearborn is a lot closer than Beirut, Damascus or Cairo. And while this Detroit suburb may be better known as the hometown of Ford Motor Co., it’s also where the Mideast meets the Midwest. (Snip) “People don’t understand to what extent world cultures feed and learn from each other,” said Anan Ameri, director of the museum. “America is a country of immigrants. It has been shaped by these immigrants and the immigrants have been shaped
  • Dearborn Gives Four Problem Teachers $197K to Go Away

    07/15/2011 6:04:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/14/2011 | Tom Gantert
    At the Dearborn Public Schools, the administration wanted to get rid of two teachers accused of sexual misconduct and two more that were accused of possession of illegal substances outside of school. The district ended up paying the four teachers a combined total of $197,353 to get them to quit their jobs. Yet this outcome may have been the fiscally prudent one from the perspective of the local taxpayers. The district says its analysis of going through a costly and lengthy tenure process in each of those cases would have cost a total of nearly $400,000. They based this on...
  • Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones attacked in street on his way to Muslim festival

    06/19/2011 6:48:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/11
    Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones was mobbed by protesters as he made his way to the Arab International Festival. Scuffles broke out and six people were arrested as Jones walk down the street toward the festival with some of his supporters in Dearborn, Michigan. The controversial Florida Pastor Jones had intended to hold an anti-Islam rally and counter-protest against the festival. The event is the largest outdoor gathering of Arab-Americans in the U.S. Jones wore sunglasses, a bullet-proof vest and a t-shirt that read: 'Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11.' He had led a rally...
  • First Amendment Trumps Sharia in Dearborn

    05/29/2011 12:46:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | May 29, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
        A rare and striking vindication of American free speech principles came this week, setting back those American Muslims who believe that in their own enclaves, sharia-based restrictions on religious freedom should exist. A seminal, if ominous report released May 17, 2011 by the Center for Security Policy described fifty appellate court cases from 23 states which involve conflicts between Islamic law-Sharia-and American state law. Nothwithstanding the delusive mindslaughter on display across America's political spectrum which denies Sharia encroachment in the US, the CSP analysis revealed that, Sharia has been applied or formally recognized in state court decisions, in conflict...
  • Muslims Gone Wild, Dearborn Style

    05/05/2011 5:12:03 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies ^ | 05/05/2011 | Gina Miller
    A couple of weeks ago I reported on the astonishing denial of freedom of speech for American citizens in Dearborn, Michigan. You may recall that Pastor Terry Jones and his Assistant Pastor Wayne Sapp tried to obtain a permit to stage a peaceful protest outside of America’s largest mosque, which is in Dearborn. Not only was no permit given to them, they ended up in jail for something they had not even done and were ordered to stay away from the mosque for three years. After getting out of jail, Pastor Jones vowed to take his protest to Dearborn City...
  • Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones cuts short rally after he is pelted with shoes

    05/01/2011 5:48:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5/1/2011
    Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones had to cut short a rally after he was drowned out by counter-protesters and hurled with shoes and water bottles. Jones was attempting to hold a demonstration in Dearborn, Michigan, objecting to a ban that stopped a planned outside the largest mosque in America, which is nearby. The controversial preacher was shouted down with abuse and chants from counter-protesters as he spoke in the heavily Arab community. A fracas had to be quelled by police in riot gear after people surged when Jones moved toward a barricade and began speaking to the crowd of about 700...
  • One of Terry Jones’ Jurors Confirms It: Muslim Violence Was the Issue

    04/25/2011 9:34:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2011 | John Sexton
    Allahpundit had a nice roundup yesterday of the pre-crime trial of pastor Terry Jones. Today I came across this impromptu interview with one of the jurors in the trial. His name is Daniel Smith and he’s identified as a juror in this clip by a local Fox affiliate. As you’ll hear, free speech in this case definitely took a back seat to concerns over violence, specifically violent reactions from Muslims: (VIDEO AT LINK) Q: Was the weighing of the free speech question heavily…? Juror: It was an issue that we talked about but again we were…we were there to really...
  • Arrest of Koran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones Brings Freedom of Speech Into Focus

    04/26/2011 5:03:55 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 23 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 26, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    The freedom of speech is perhaps the most popular among those cited in the Bill of Rights. The ability to express yourself without fear of fine or incarceration is essential to the maintenance of a free society. Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer, a prolific author on the topic of Islam, has an important article at Human Events suggesting that free speech may be endangered. On Good Friday in Dearborn, Mich., the notorious Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones was jailed and fined for the crime of refusing to pay a so-called “peace bond” to cover the costs of extra police protection for...
  • Sharia in the U.S.A.: Christians Jailed for Preaching to Muslims--Dearborn, MI Officials Sued

    02/22/2011 9:17:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) announced today that the City of Dearborn, its Mayor, John B. O’Reilly, its Chief of Police, Ronald Haddad, 17 City police officers, and two executives of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce were named as defendants in a ninety-six page federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court in Detroit this morning. The lawsuit, brought by TMLC and co-counsel and Sharia law expert, David Yerushalmi, stems from two separate police actions at the June 2010 Dearborn, Michigan Annual International Arab Festival. Richard Thompson, TMLC President and Chief Counsel, commented, “Muslims dominate the...
  • Dearborn Should Wake up to Creeping Islamic Shariah Law

    02/10/2011 5:14:16 AM PST · by scottfactor · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/10/2011 | Gina Miller
    The Thomas More Law Center is again coming to the defense of a wrongfully persecuted Christian. This whole story sounds like something that might happen in another country, but it’s happening right here in the United States. As the Law Center reports, “Standing barely 5 feet tall, 18-year old Negeen Mayel, whose parents escaped from Afghanistan after the Russian invasion, couldn’t escape the clutches of the Dearborn, Michigan Police Department. Her crime: she was a Christian publicly filming her fellow Christian missionaries discussing the Gospel with Muslims at last year’s annual Dearborn Arab Festival, and she didn’t turn off her...
  • Man arrested with explosives at Michigan mosque (load of class-C fireworks, including M80s)

    01/30/2011 12:51:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 193 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/30/11 | Jeff Karoub - ap
    DETROIT – A 63-year-old Southern California man who had explosives in his vehicle was arrested outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, authorities in Michigan said. Dearborn police said Roger Stockham was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. Stockham had a large but undisclosed quantity of class-C fireworks including M-80s, which are outlawed in Michigan, Chief Ronald Haddad said.
  • Napping man shoots self on Ohio Turnpike

    12/22/2010 3:14:14 AM PST · by 4buttons · 3 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 12/21/10 | staff
    SANDUSKY (AP) — Ohio troopers say they believe it was an accident when a Michigan motorist shot himself on the Ohio Turnpike after parking with his family.
  • Jury clears Christians who dared to preach to U.S. Muslims

    10/01/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 27 September 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Jurors in Michigan have rejected the concept of a "dhimmi" status for Christians, ruling that four evangelists who went to an Arab festival not just to be present but to "change minds" did not commit a breach of peace as police had claimed. The word comes from the Thomas More Law Center, which defended the four Christians after they were charged for being at an Arab festival June 18 in Dearborn, Mich. The verdict came from a jury of six Dearborn residents late Friday, who concluded that Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, Negeen Mayel and David Wood were not guilty of...
  • Muslim-pandering prosecution of Christian evangelists flops in Dearborn

    09/27/2010 9:57:54 PM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 09/27/10 | Andrew McCarthy
    Much to the barely concealed chagrin of the Detroit Free Press, the Christian evangelists who were arrested for distributing St. John’s gospel on a public street outside an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan, a few months back have been found not guilty of breaching the peace. One of the four defendants was apparently found guilty of the less serious offense of failing to obey a police officer’s order.The Freep‘s story, of course, trashes the evangelists as anti-Muslim bigots but has little to say about what the case was actually about, namely, the enforcement in the U.S. of a sharia law restriction...
  • Jury finds Christian missionaries not guilty of breaching peace at Dearborn Arab festival

    09/25/2010 7:38:23 AM PDT · by sand lake bar · 47 replies ^ | 9/25/10
    A jury on Friday found four Christian missionaries not guilty for breaching the peace after Dearborn police arrested them in June as they proselytized at the Arab International Festival. The Detroit Free Press reports Nabeel Qureshi, Negeen Mayel, Paul Rezkalla and David Wood -- members of the Acts 17 Apologetics group which claims Islam is a false religion -- were acquitted on the breach of peace charges in 19th District Court. However, the jury found Mayel guilty for failing to obey a police officer's order, prompting Qureshi to write on the group's blog, "Is there no justice in Dearborn?" Her...
  • Trend: Christians Preach to Muslims, Get Arrested

    09/24/2010 9:15:43 AM PDT · by BCW · 12 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 24 SEPT 2010 | David J. Rusin
    Does the First Amendment protect Christians who bring their message to Muslims at public events or in front of mosques? This is a good question, given the trend of missionaries being placed under arrest while proselytizing to followers of Islam — right here in the United States: On June 18, four Christians were arrested for breach of peace at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. The group's videos show them engaging in reasoned debate with Muslims or merely roaming around, but one festival volunteer accused them of harassment, making him feel "nervous." According to the Detroit Free Press, "Police...
  • TMLC: Dearborn Declares War on the Four Christian Missionaries; They Respond—A Must See Video

    07/14/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | July 14, 2010 | (no annotation)
    ANN ARBOR, MI – In an unprecedented and astonishing development, the City of Dearborn, through its mayor and its official website, has personally attacked the four Christian missionaries arrested at the annual Arab International Festival on June 18, 2010.  The Mayor’s intrusion into the case destroyed whatever semblance remained of an unbiased and professional law enforcement action following the illegal seizure of video cameras to prevent recording of the events surrounding the arrests.One of the Christian missionaries, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, MD, tore apart the mayor’s five page statement attacking the missionaries. “Oh Really, Mayor O’Reilly?” [Click here to see video]Dr. Qureshi...
  • 4 Christian missionaries arrested for handing out literature at Arab Festival arraigned in Michigan

    07/13/2010 10:30:14 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies ^ | 07/13/2010 | Michael Ireland
    All four defendants pleaded not guilty. The four were arrested on June 18 while handing out Christian literature and videotaping themselves. The website reports the group said they were arrested over religion, but police insist that it's not true, and continue to stand behind their arrest. The website also stated that Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly defends his police department's arrest, saying he saw the video police confiscated from them and he believes the missionaries came into town to cause trouble. ...
  • Christians' arrest: 1st step to placate Muslims....

    07/12/2010 10:45:02 AM PDT · by TaraP · 5 replies
    One News ^ | June 12th, 2010
    A state representative plans to support four missionaries who are facing an initial court hearing following their arrests at a recent Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan. The four were passing out leaflets about Christianity in Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population. One of the missionaries was engaging in peaceful conversation with several Muslim youths, while the other three were videotaping the dialogue before they were all arrested on June 18 The TMLC president assures that his firm will vigorously fight for the missionaries' constitutional rights. As a part of that process, a lawsuit will be filed against the city...
  • Attorney general asked to investigate arrests of Christians: State representative says speech

    07/08/2010 9:59:16 AM PDT · by delacoert · 19 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 07, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A lawmaker in Michigan is calling on the state attorney general to investigate the arrests of four Christians at a recent Arab festival in the city of Dearborn, saying they were just "engaging festival goers in conversation about religion on public property."The call comes from state Rep. Tom  McMillin, who has introduced a resolution to that effect.His concern is over the arrests of four people during the Arab Festival in Dearborn, where police have been accused of enforcing Islamic law.The officers arrested the Christian missionaries and illegally confiscated their video cameras, which were being used to record the events, according to the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Mich., which is representing the...
  • TMLC: July 12 Arraignment of 4 Christian Missionaries Arrested at the Dearborn, Mich Arab Festival

    07/08/2010 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 21 replies
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | July 08, 2010 | (no annotation)
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The arraignment of four Christian missionaries on criminal charges will take place on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. in the 19th Judicial District Court located at 16077 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, Michigan. This is the next step in what has been described as police enforcement of Sharia law in a city dominated by a large Muslim population.To the jeers and shouts of “Allah Akbar” by the Muslim crowd, the four Christian missionaries were arrested and thrown in jail on June 18, 2010 by Dearborn Police officers at the Annual Arab International Festival held in...
  • Space Exploration NASA's Number One Goal? Nope, Improving Relations With Muslim World

    07/05/2010 1:40:33 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 14 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | July 5, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    One sign of a mentally unhinged national leader is his constant misunderstanding of the levers of power. Stalin used census-takers to measure how effectively he had ethnically cleaned parts of the Soviet population . . . and then executed the census workers. When Venezuelan nut-job Hugo Chavez orders his national oil company to provide houses, hospitals and schools it is only an affirmation that nothing in the Venezuelan government works . . . except for Hugo's mouth. Then comes NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. In an interview with anti-American Al Jazeera, Mr. Bolden stated that President Obama had made clear that...
  • Muslims yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ at breach of peace arrest of Christians at Dearborn Arab fest

    06/28/2010 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 22 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    Police Chief Ron Haddad has obviously imposed sharia law in Dearborn, Michigan. What else explains why Nabeel Qureshi was arrested for merely speaking with Muslims at an Arab festival there, along with three other Christians whose only "crime" was filming? As Qureshi puts it, he was arrested for, "preaching the Gospel to people who had approached me and asked me to share my message with them." (Islam's sharia law prohibits proselytizing to Muslims.) Festival attendees cheered and several yelled "Allahu Akbar" as the four were led away in handcuffs. Unsurprisingly, Chief Haddad has been appointed by President Barack Obama to...