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  • U.S.: Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters owes $250K for fraud

    08/23/2014 6:46:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily News ^ | 21 August 2014
    A cleric in Dearborn well known with supporters of the militant group ISIS owes a quarter of a million dollars in restitution and other charges stemming from his fraud convictions ... Ahmad Jebril, 43, who has gained an international following amongst ISIS fighters and sympathizers, is on probation soon after serving 6½ years in prison. Just after being released in 2012, he has used social media to turn out to be what authorities say is the most well known religious leader for Islamists from the West fighting for ISIS, also recognized as ISIL or the Islamic State. ... The Centre...
  • Palestinian Activists Violently Threaten Pro-Israel Students

    03/21/2014 2:38:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/21/14 | Adam Kredo
    Pro-Palestinian activists on the University of Michigan campus have had the cops called on them for threatening pro-Israel students and staging a sit-in over the student government’s refusal to back an anti-Israel initiative to divest from the Jewish state. University of Michigan police were contacted Wednesday evening after two pro-Palestinian activists allegedly threatened a student who refused to support their boycott initiative. The threatening rhetoric used by these pro-Palestinian activists is part of wider campaign by the University of Michigan’s pro-Palestine group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), which is part of the virulently anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment...
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians...

    12/13/2013 7:11:22 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 26 replies
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 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,...
  • Muslims Mad as Hell About ‘Islamophobic’ Conference

    08/11/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 51 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 11, 2013 | JP
    Eastern Michigan University hosted a day-long conference Saturday that dared to ask the question: “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” Leaders of the state’s Muslim community apparently didn’t care to hear the answer because they tried mightily to get the conference cancelled. “We respect the freedom of speech,” claimed Victor Begg, senior advisor of the Michigan Muslim Community Center. “However, denying the Holocaust, yelling ‘fire’ in a theater, or glorifying Hitler would not constitute freedom of speech.” In other words, anyone who wonders aloud whether Islam truly is the peaceful religion its adherents claim is on a moral par with...
  • 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
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkfVAeG3rn4 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...
  • Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    04/17/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/13 | JEFF KAROUB
    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald's Corp. and members of Michigan's Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law.
  • McDonald's settles case alleging sandwich sold at Mich. store wasn't halal as advertised

    01/21/2013 2:08:45 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 44 replies
    ap ^ | Published January 21, 2013
    DEARBORN, MICH. – McDonald's Corp. and a franchise owner have reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging that food at a Detroit-area restaurant with a large Muslim customer base wasn't prepared according to Islamic dietary laws as advertised. McDonald's and Finley's Management Co. agreed Friday to pay $700,000. The money will be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers. Daklallah said there are only two McDonald's in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation's largest...
  • 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
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | 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...
  • MICHIGAN MUSLIMS RALLY AGAINST FIRST AMENDMENT

    09/28/2012 6:09:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | September 28, 2012
    MICHIGAN MUSLIMS RALLY AGAINST FIRST AMENDMENT Commentary The Detroit News by: Henry Payne Friday, September 28, 2012 From the event's website: "The gathering will be attended by over 1,000 community members, clergy, community leaders and public officials of all persuasions who continue to reject the messages of hate and Islamaphobia that have escalated in recent months and years, most recently with the production of the infamous film 'Innocence of Muslims.' " Photo Credit:Facebook Led by a newspaper publisher, Muslim activists will call for putting limits on American free speech at a Dearborn rally this evening. You can't make this stuff...
  • 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...
  • ISLAMIC LEADERS IN DEARBORN MICH. PLAN RALLY TO SUPPORT SPEECH PROHIBITION

    09/27/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 27, 2012 | awr hawkins
    Islamic leaders in Dearborn, Mich. are holding a rally this Friday night to build momentum for the passage of laws that prohibit speech or expression that hurts "the religious feelings of Muslims." Put together in response to the film "Innocence of Muslims," rally organizer Tarek Baydoun said, "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to sow the seeds of hate and discord against the religious beliefs of others." Rally co-organizer Osama Siblani added, "There is a need for deterrent legal measures against those individuals or groups that want to damage relations between...
  • Muslim superhero, Simon Baz, joining Green Lantern lineup

    09/05/2012 2:16:56 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 13 replies
    cbsnews.com via AP ^ | 9/4/12 | AP
    (AP) DETROIT — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his own background as an Arab-American. The company's chief creative officer and writer of the re-launched "Green Lantern" series dreamed up Simon Baz, DC's most prominent Arab-American superhero and the first to wear a Green Lantern ring. The character and creator share Lebanese ancestry and hail from the Detroit area, which boasts one of the largest and oldest Arab communities in the United States.
  • 'Green Lantern #0' introduces new Muslim Arab-American super hero - a major milestone in comics

    09/04/2012 6:34:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2012
    Simon Baz is a Lebanese American hero from Dearborn, Michigan Meet the new Green Lantern, a Muslim-American who wears an Arabic tattoo on the same arm as his power ring. DC Comics is introducing its newest superhero in “Green Lantern #0” Wednesday — and Simon Baz is likely to be turning comic book fans’ heads faster than a speeding bullet. “In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. “We're always the hijackers. We're always the bad...
  • 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.
  • "OMG! Muslims Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Stone Christians in Dearborn, Michigan (Video)"

    06/27/2012 7:55:04 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 55 replies
    A Muslim mob shouting “Allahu Akbar!” erupts and stones Christians in Dearborn injuring the protesters. The mob threw stones, trash and crates at the Christian demonstrators. This is crazy! Via Joe Miller: (Stone throwing begins at 9:00 minutes) http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/omg-muslims-shouting-allahu-akbar-stone-christians-in-dearborn-michigan-video/
  • 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...
  • Democratic Pollster: Obama's Negative Tone And Messaging Is Going To Lose Him Michigan

    06/14/2012 7:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Michigan has become a clear swing state in the 2012 election, a new poll released Thursday by Michigan polling agency Foster McCollum White and Associates found. And a Democratic pollster warned that if President Barack Obama doesn't change his message and tone in the campaign, he will be in severe danger of losing the state — and the election — to Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The poll shows that Obama's lead in Michigan — much like in fellow Midwestern state Wisconsin — has all but evaporated. He has just more than a point lead in the state, a similar finding...
  • 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...
  • Bloomberg: U.S. Should Make All New Immigrants Live in Detroit

    05/01/2011 3:59:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 82 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 05/01/2011 | Staff
    Detroit needs residents. Immigrants want to live in America. Michael Bloomberg says he's got a simple solution for both needs -- send all new immigrants to Detroit. In a novel approach to immigration reform, the New York City mayor said Sunday that if he could have his way, he'd use the immigrant workforce to jump-start the Motor City's economy by requiring Detroit residency.
  • Sharia Compliance in Dearborn, Mich. Sharia Compliance in Dearborn, Mich.

    04/27/2011 5:56:17 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Jewish Workd Review ^ | 4/27/2011 | Cal Thomas
    The RINO (reverend in name only) Terry Jones is like his fellow RINO, Fred Phelps, but in political drag. Jones, the "pastor" (PINO?) of the tiny and inconsequential Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., was jailed last week in Dearborn, Mich., "following a jury trial that found he was likely to create a 'breach of the peace' for plans to protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn," according to the Detroit News. Jones and his associate Wayne Sapp were taken into custody after they refused to post a $1 "peace bond." A judge then barred Jones and...
  • Arab newcomers help Dearborn buck population trend

    03/27/2011 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2011
    The city of Dearborn is nationally known as the home of Ford Motor Co., the Henry Ford museum and one of the country's most concentrated Middle Eastern communities. Now it can boast of bucking a trend that saw Detroit and most other surrounding communities lose population. According to research by the Detroit Arab American Study Team, more than 60 percent of students in Dearborn's public schools are Arab-American. Dearborn is instantly recognizable as a Middle Eastern hub, with its national Arab-American museum and many Arabic-signed businesses and mosques. One Islamic house of worship in the city -- strategically built near...
  • US Muslims find defending themselves exhausting

    03/12/2011 9:27:18 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2011 | JEFF KAROUB
    ... As the profile of American Muslims has been heightened by the 9/11 attacks and subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Muslims say they too have been inspired to protect their communities against terrorism. They are becoming more active in civic and political causes and more regularly reach out to law enforcement officials. "No community is working more diligently than the Muslim community," said Sally Howell, an associate professor at University of Michigan-Dearborn and author of several books and essays on Arabs and Muslims in Detroit. "Really, there is nobody in our society that is more concerned about this...
  • Dearborn Should Wake up to Creeping Islamic Shariah Law

    02/10/2011 5:14:16 AM PST · by scottfactor · 16 replies · 1+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 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...
  • Worse Than Bigoted ( Helen Thomas )

    12/06/2010 1:18:02 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    wsj ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2010. | JAMES TARANTO
    Helen Thomas's latest may be too much for the Society of Professional Journalists. If your lifelong ambition is to win the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award from Detroit's Wayne State University, you might as well end it all now. Thomas's alma mater terminated the award Friday "after she made controversial remarks in Dearborn on Thursday... As you might expect, Thomas is not happy with Wayne State's decision. "The leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press," she told the Free Press....
  • Al-Qaida Message Encourages Muslims To Attack Detroit

    10/24/2010 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    whtc.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | Metro Source
    (Detroit, MI) -- A senior al-Qaida leader is calling for Muslims living in metro Detroit to commit terrorist attacks in the U.S. In a 48-minute recording released on Saturday, Adam Gadahn called upon Muslims living in "the miserable suburbs of Paris, London, Detroit" to attack Americans.
  • 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...
  • The Doctor May Get In (Challenger to Rep. John Dingell (D-MI))

    09/20/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | 09/20/10 | Brian Bolduc
    Politico put pols in a tizzy last week when it suggested that Rep. John Dingell might be in trouble. The 84-year-old incumbent has held his seat since 1955... [Robert] Steele [his Republican challenger] tells NRO, “The news doesn’t bother me in the least.” His campaign plans to start airing ads today or tomorrow; and they, he hopes, will bridge the gap in name ID. Rather, he’s more fired up about the DCCC’s website, which calls him “an ultra-wealthy doctor who made millions off the broken health care system.” “The fat cat is John Dingell who lived in DC since he...
  • Michigan high school football team practicing at night; Accomodates Muslim players during Ramadan

    08/16/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 26 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | August 16, 2010 | espn.com news services
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- A Michigan high school football team is holding preseason practices in the middle of the night to help its Muslim players practice both faith and football. The predominantly Muslim squad from Dearborn says the nocturnal regimen is a way for players to eat and drink while observing the holy month of daytime fasting known as Ramadan that started last week. The August heat also played a factor in Fordson High coach Fouad Zaban's proposal to reverse the clock for a week of two-a-day practices. Cutting practice wasn't an option at football-crazy Fordson, which is coming off a...
  • Happy Ramadan From Hezbollah High’s Football Team: Your Tax $s @ Work

    08/13/2010 11:40:39 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 20 replies
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | August 13, 2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    Where’s the ACLU? Crickets chirping whenever the separation of mosque and state is involved, as with Dearbornistan’s Fordson High School a/k/a Hezbollah High, which scheduled football practice at Midnight in observance of Ramadan, a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause. Remember, this is a tax-funded public high school in the United States of America. Several years ago, I told you about Fordson (see also, here), where the majority of the students are Muslim, and where Islamic proselytizing and discrimination against non-Muslim students and faculty is openly embraced. I told you about the school’s then-principal Imad Fadlallah, who is...
  • Dearborn Muslims Are Erecting a Statue of Helen Thomas [WARNING: Hideous Images]

    07/31/2010 2:39:58 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 81 replies · 5+ views
    moonbattery.com ^ | July 30, 2010 | Van Helsing
    Just as no good deed goes unpunished, no act of evil remains unrewarded for long — much less a whole career of evil that reached its crescendo with a denunciation of Jews so tasteless that not even the liberal establishment media could stomach it. This is why the Muslim colonists infesting Dearbornistan are erecting a statue of Helen Thomas. The Dearborn-based Arab American National Museum has launched an online fund-raiser at www.kickstarter.com to get $10,000 to finish a sculpture of Thomas, 89, who was born to immigrants from Lebanon. … The total cost of the statue is $25,000-$30,000, said Anan...
  • 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...
  • 'Allahu Akbar!' shouted as Christians cuffed Witness: 'I never thought I would see this in America'

    06/22/2010 9:29:06 AM PDT · by TaraP · 66 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | June 21st, 2010
    Four Christians were arrested and thrown out of a public Arab festival in Michigan – and at least two people claim a crowd cheered "Allahu Akbar!" while the Christians were led away in handcuffs for doing nothing more than engaging in peaceful dialogue and videotaping the event. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla and 18-year-old Negeen Mayel attended the 15th annual Dearborn Arab International Festival on June 18 in Dearborn, Mich., where an estimated 30,000 of the city's 98,000 residents are Muslim. The American Arab Chamber of Commerce announced the event was expected to draw "over 300,000 people from across...
  • Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach (’Allahu Akbar’)

    06/21/2010 10:53:18 AM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Persecution Times ^ | June 19th, 2010 | Mark Ellis
    Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach Shouts of ’Allahu Akbar’ as Christians arrested By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News ServiceDEARBORN, MICHIGAN (ANS) – Three Christians were arrested Friday evening at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith with Muslims. The three were arrested by police as they engaged in intense, but respectful dialog in which they proclaimed their faith in Christ. “I never thought I would see this in America,” says Steven Atkins, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who was visiting the festival and observed the incident.The three arrested include Dr. Nabeel Qureshi,...
  • THREE CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN OUTREACH TO MUSLIMS IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

    06/19/2010 7:10:22 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 71 replies · 1,574+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/19/2010 | Mark Ellis
    Shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' as Christians arrested DEARBORN, MICHIGAN -(ANS)-Three Christians were arrested today at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith with Muslims. The three were arrested by police as they engaged in intense, but respectful dialog in which they proclaimed their faith in Christ. "I never thought I would see this in America," says Steven Atkins, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who was visiting the festival and observed the incident. The three arrested include Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Woods, and Paul Rezkalla. Dr. Quereshi is co-director of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries. He holds an MD from...
  • Miss USA 2010 -- Champion Pole Dancer

    05/17/2010 10:19:17 AM PDT · by rintense · 81 replies · 4,262+ views
    TMZ ^ | 5/17/2010 | TMZ
    Rima Fakih was a big winner wayyyyy before she took the crown for Miss USA 2010 last night -- the 24-year-old beauty queen is a former "Stripper 101" pole dancing champion! Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/17/miss-usa-2010-rima-fakih-miss-michigan-pole-dancing-stripping/#ixzz0oCy8UXPw
  • Mich. hookah fanciers fume about smoking ban

    05/03/2010 5:36:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | April 24, 2010 | JEFF KAROUB
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- The main thoroughfares of this Detroit suburb, like those of many Michigan cities, aren't as busy as they used to be. Thousands of jobs shed locally by the Ford Motor Co. have forced smaller businesses to shutter and left fewer customers for those that remain. --snip-- This scene is now clouded by a new state law that bans a popular feature of the local eateries - the hookah, or Arabic water pipe filled with flavored tobacco.
  • Small businessmen learns what happens when you don’t have a lobbyist (MI hookah bars & smoking ban)

    05/03/2010 11:24:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 413+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/3/2010 | Timothy P Carney
    When government power grows, businesses have no choice but to hire lobbyists. Some entrepreneurs near Detroit are learning this the hard way: Michigan’s smoking ban has taken effect. The law bans establishments that offer hookah smoking from selling any food or beverages — a move that owners say would effectively drive out hookah cafés. What galls the owners — most of them Arab American — is that the state has given exemptions for cigar bars and Detroit casinos to allow smoking along with eating and drinking. To them, the issue is tinged with religious and ethnic bias. “It’s a double...
  • Federal sweep may have foiled anti-Muslim plot [FBI Michigan, etc. militia raids -- further info]

    03/28/2010 6:49:40 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 188 replies · 7,395+ views
    WLS-TV Chicago ^ | 28-Mar-2010 | Chuck Goudie
    Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on Islamic-American Relations of Michigan, on Sunday said that the FBI foiled a plot to attack and kill Muslim-Americans. Walid was attending the group's 10th anniversary banquet in Dearborn, Michigan where the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson was keynote speaker. Muslim leaders in Chicago are "following developments of the arrests with great interest and concern," says Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR Chicago. "If some of the initial reports are true. Then, these radical groups are a chilling indication that anti-Muslim hysteria in some circles may be developing into stages of organized terroristic activity,"...
  • Michigan Militia Group Preparing for Antichrist, Web Site Says

    03/29/2010 6:26:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies · 2,122+ views
    foxnews ^ | March 29, 2010
    The Michigan-based Christian militia group raided by the FBI over the weekend is preparing for battle with the Antichrist, according to a Web site purportedly run by the group. "Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment," Hutaree.com reads. "The only thing on earth to save the testimony and those who follow it, are the members of the testimony, til the return of Christ in the clouds. We, the Hutaree, are prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who aren't. We will still spread the word,...
  • Investigation Into FBI Killing Of Imam Now In Fifth Month - DOJ Moving Very Deliberately

    03/02/2010 12:36:33 PM PST · by JLWORK · 10 replies · 525+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | John L. Work
    An investigation into the October 2009 FBI shooting death of a Muslim Imam in Dearborn, Michigan, has entered its fifth month. A coroner’s report which revealed that Luqman Ameen Abdullah (photo above) died flat on the floor of a semi-trailer with his hands cuffed behind his back, after being shot twenty-one times by FBI Agents during a stolen property raid last October 28, has ignited accusations of use of excessive force. Abdullah’s supporters voiced the complaints. The FBI says Abdullah opened fire first. I can confidently tell you that the Department of Justice and the Dearborn police are treading slowly...
  • Controversy Swirls Around Dearborn Imam's Death

    01/30/2010 2:56:30 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 31 replies · 726+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-30-10 | Bob McCarty
    Controversy is swirling three months after the death of Luqman Ameen Abdullah (right), a Muslim imam who died in an Oct. 28 shootout with federal agents in Dearborn, Mich., trying to arrest Abdullah and others on charges related to stolen goods.
  • Sweatshirt Sparks School Controversy (Contains Image Of World Trade Center Attack)

    01/05/2010 12:10:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,297+ views
    clickondetroit.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2010
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- About 15 Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School are in trouble over a sweatshirt they had made over the holiday break. On the back of the sweatshirt, the number 11 is made to look like the World Trade Center Towers. The school's mascot, a thunderbird, is seen flying toward the number. Under the graphic, a tagline reads, "You can't bring us down." The students wore the hooded sweatshirts to school Monday. They were immediately sent to the principal's office. The sweatshirts were confiscated. “What took place here today was an inappropriate, distasteful act,” said David Mustonen,...
  • Sweatshirt Sparks School Controversy [9/11 image]

    01/06/2010 9:50:54 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 1,415+ views
    Click Detroit ^ | January 5, 2010
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- About 15 Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School are in trouble over a class sweatshirt they had made over the holiday break. The class of 2011 sweatshirt has the number 11 made to look like the World Trade Center Towers. The school's mascot, a Thunderbird, is seen flying toward the number. Under the graphic, a tagline reads, "You can't bring us down." The students wore the hooded sweatshirts to school Monday. They were immediately sent to the principal's office. The sweatshirts were confiscated. “What took place here today was an inappropriate, distasteful act,” said David Mustonen,...
  • Dearborn Students Wear Shirts Glorifying 911~Video

    01/05/2010 10:50:21 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 56 replies · 2,436+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 5Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Approximately 15 "Arabic" students in a Michigan High School, have shown us just how much they respect the victims of 911. Once again we see that Islam and Muslim immigration should of never been allowed here. DEARBORN, Mich. — About 15 Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School are in trouble over a sweatshirt they had made over the holiday break.
  • Muslims Distribute 200,000 Korans in Mich., Hou., & Chicago

    12/16/2009 2:05:06 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 51 replies · 1,147+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | December 16Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    While we argue amongst ourselves as to whether there really is an Islamic threat in America, Muslims remain focused and continue to push forward with their agenda. Group distributes Qur’ans to front doors By Khalil AlHajal DEARBORN — Many Dearborn residents have been wondering about the source of paperback Qur’ans found hanging from doorknobs throughout the city in recent months. The group distributing free copies of an English translation of the Muslim holy book hopes to create better perceptions of Islam by simply making the scripture available.
  • CIA goes hiring in heart of Arab America

    11/28/2009 8:01:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 1,942+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 27, 2009 | By Soyoung Kim
    DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - At Tuhama's Lebanese deli in Dearborn, and at bakeries and barbershops throughout town, it's no secret the CIA is looking for a few good spies. "There is a lot of talk, and nobody likes it," said Hamze Chehade, a 48-year-old Lebanese-American, taking a bite of his chicken shawarma. In dire need of agents fluent in Arabic, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has made an unusual public show of its recruiting effort in Dearborn -- a city of 100,000 with the densest Arab population in the United States. The agency has bought full-page ads in Arabic-language newspapers...
  • Despite troubled economy Iraqi refugees come to Detroit

    11/23/2009 2:16:36 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 20 replies · 539+ views
    Examiner.Com ^ | 11/23/09 | Staff
    Detroit – Tens of thousands have fled Michigan’s troubled economy, yet Iraqi refugees continue to move here. It is the cultural support from Michigan’s large Middle Eastern community that continues to attract the refugees despite a U.S. effort to place them in cities where they stand a better chance of financial success. A U.S. government policy is trying to limit refugee resettlements in the Detroit area. However the Detroit area saw a big jump in Iraqi refugees from other U.S. cities, according to a Michigan-based refugee resettlement agency. For Rawaa Bahoo and Sinan Shamsulddin. both Iraqi refugees never intended to...
  • AG Holder to visit Detroit - building bridges to local Muslims.

    11/19/2009 8:00:48 PM PST · by Dinah Lord · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Dinah Lord ^ | November 19, 2009 | Dinah Lord
    You notice he's not going to Ft. Hood to build bridges to our troops or kissing the wounds of our brave soldiers.
  • Michigan: Muslims Dominate Hamtramck City Council

    11/04/2009 4:01:29 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 20 replies · 898+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | November 4Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Unfortunately for America the Islamic dominance in sections of Michigan is growing stronger, and stronger. Will the Islamic influence there get as bad as it is in the UK? Time will tell... NOV. 4, 2009 Muslims given strong role in Hamtramck BY NIRAJ WARIKOO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER After Tuesday's election, Muslims are to make up half of the city council members in Hamtramck, a percentage believed by advocates to be the highest Muslim representation in a municipality in the United States.