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  • Detroit Soccer Team Turns to Private Investment to Fund New Stadium

    07/19/2016 11:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/16/2016 | Anne Schieber
    When Detroit's semipro soccer team needed a bigger stadium to accommodate its growing fan base, it did something unusual. Instead of seeking tax breaks or subsidies to support its ambitions, it turned to private supporters, mostly fans. It did so with the help of the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption or MILE Act. Detroit City FC raised $741,250 from 527 investors to refurbish Hamtramck’s Keyworth Stadium. The team’s first game at its new home, on May 13, was a sellout with 7,410 tickets sold. That was more than double the 3,500 tickets it was limited to selling when the team played...
  • Refugee debate stokes tensions in Hamtramck, America's Muslim capital

    11/28/2015 12:19:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | By Nick Allen, Hamtramck, Michigan
    Shortly before dawn in Hamtramck, Michigan, the first call to prayer reverberates through the narrow rows of snow-dusted white clapboard houses as American flags flutter on porches in the chill wind off Lake Erie. Around the corner from the Al-Islah Mosque the five daily calls can be heard at the Martha Washington bakery. As customers trickle in one non-Muslim woman refers to it as "that noise". She's also not a fan of the niqabs now regularly seen in the high street.
  • Michigan: Majority Muslim city council elected, “Today we show the Polish and everybody else”

    11/09/2015 5:37:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 63 replies ^ | November 9, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The nation’s first, but certainly not last, majority-Muslim city council has just been elected in Hamtramck, Michigan. Immediately one of the Muslims has caused controversy by showing himself to be somewhat less than the tolerant multiculturalist that he was no doubt assumed to be. Will we see any supremacist and pro-Sharia initiatives from this city council? Only if they decide to “show the Polish and everybody else.” The local multiculturalists, however, are still willfully unaware of Islamic supremacism and confident that everyone can work together.
  • Hamtramck is 1st American city to elect majority Muslim council

    11/04/2015 5:45:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | 11/4/2015 | Will Jones
    4 of 6 Hamtramck City Council members are Muslim The Polish flocked to Hamtramck in the 1900s and evidence of the city's Polish roots remain. However, over the last few decades a new wave of immigrants, primarily from the Middle East, South Asia and Southeastern Europe, has dramatically changed the face and culture of this community. Now, the Hamtramck City Council is going to reflect that diversity. "We are very proud and we are very happy for that achievement, what we have done in this city, for our city," said Jamal Alturki, a voter. Voters gave Abu Musa and Anam...
  • Should Hamtramck Erect A 12-Foot Wall To Keep Out Detroiters?

    07/19/2013 4:20:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies ^ | 7-19-13 | CBS Detroit
    DETROIT (WWJ) – Prosperous suburbs surrounding Detroit — and even the struggling enclaves within — are working to distance themselves from a city in financial ruin. In Hamtramck, one City Council candidate is taking that idea to the extreme. Richard Fabiszak has proposed that Hamtramck build a 12 or 14-foot wall around the city, keeping out Detroiters, and requiring state-issued identification to get in. “That sounds crazy to me,” one Hamtramck resident told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil. “I never heard of such a thing. That sounds like something you’d see in a movie — some kind of science fiction...
  • The New Congress and the Coming Class War (Current events thru Alice's Looking Glass)

    01/06/2011 11:22:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Nation ^ | The January 24th, 2011 Issue | Professor Eric Alterman
    According to Newsweek's Jonathan Alter, the president recently told friends, "All I want for Christmas is an opposition I can negotiate with." Well, he had one, briefly, so long as he was willing to cave in to its demands to bust the budget with a massive gift of more than $130 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent of the country and the gutting of the estate tax. That cleared the decks for other "victories" and "compromises" and led to widespread insider approval of Obama's ability to "make the system work." Like 13-year-olds at the movies, pundits love...
  • Hamtramck seeks state permission to file for bankruptcy (it begins)

    11/16/2010 3:25:39 PM PST · by frithguild · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/2010 | Mika Wilkerson and Paul Eagan
    The city of Hamtramck, desperate for cash, has asked the state for permission to take an unprecedented step: filing for bankruptcy. City Manager Bill Cooper said the city of roughly 20,000 people is staring at a $3 million deficit, fueled by a dispute with Detroit. Unless Hamtramck files for bankruptcy, it won't be able to pay its nearly 100 employees or 153 retirees, he said.
  • Hamtramck builds homes to atone for discrimination

    01/19/2010 12:45:46 PM PST · by Abathar · 19 replies · 590+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Jan 19, 2010 | Ed White
    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – More than 40 years after her family was forced from their home because they were black, Sallie Sanders received the keys to a new house built to settle one of the longest-running cases of housing discrimination in the United States. "My parents would be ecstatic that their offspring would be able to enjoy the things they couldn't," the 60-year-old Sanders said Monday before a ceremony to celebrate the milestone on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hamtramck agreed in 1980 to develop 200 family housing units to make up for violating the civil rights of blacks whose neighborhoods...
  • 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.
  • Conyers takes Hamtramck reporter to task

    09/04/2009 12:55:59 AM PDT · by Westlander · 4 replies · 727+ views
    Michigan Messenger ^ | 9-1-2009 | Todd A. Heywood
    'After I read the story, we’ll have an even gooder conversation, the 44-year veteran Congressman said..........'
  • Should Witnesses be Allowed to Wear Niqabs While Testifying?

    06/19/2009 10:02:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 985+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 19, 2009
    JUNE 17, 2009 Should Witnesses be Allowed to Wear Niqabs While Testifying? By Ashby Jones In our opinion, the best legal controversies arise when two compelling principles smack headlong into each other. Here’s one: should a devout Muslim woman be required to lift her veil when testifying in court? The issue pits two cherished American values: the desire to let people practice their religions freely against the desire for transparency and integrity within our justice system. The issue has been kicking around courts in Michigan for some time, as it turns out. And the Michigan Supreme Court made a bit...
  • Ordinance designed to advance gay 'rights' overturned by voters

    11/06/2008 2:00:54 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 836+ views
    CNA ^ | November 6, 2008
    div class="noticia_lead_imagen_container"> Fr. Andrew Wesley speaking at a rally against the "human rights" ordinance Hamtramck, MI, Nov 6, 2008 / 05:11 am (CNA).- Voters in the town of Hamtramck, Michigan have overturned an ordinance which would have given legal protections to homosexual behavior, expression and attire. The regulations could also have forced businesses to permit men who perceive themselves as women to use women’s restrooms.Any attempts to prevent such activity, according to the Thomas More Law Center, would have subjected violators to investigations, criminal prosecution, civil litigation, and fines of up to five hundred dollars a day.The proposal, labeled as...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,314 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Hamtramck, Michigan -- seeking facts (vanity, I apologise!)

    02/26/2008 12:45:11 AM PST · by SAJ · 25 replies · 371+ views
    inquiring minds ^ | 02/26/08 | self
    Having a debate with a friend, a fairly Leftist friend, who is of course quite anti-Christian but, curiously, pro-Islamic. Would anyone be kind enough to provide specifics on the infilration of Islam into the city of Hamtramck? Many thanks in advance, and I do apologise for the vanity post.
  • Michigan city could become first in U.S. under Muslim control

    08/06/2007 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 148 replies · 3,875+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 6, 2007
    A Detroit-area newspaper says the results of Tuesday's primary could lead to Hamtramck, Michigan, becoming the first city council in the U.S. to be controlled by Muslims. The Detroit News says there are four Muslims in the Tuesday primary. If they are among the candidates who win and go on to run in the November election, they would have a chance to join a fifth Muslim who already sits on the six-member council and is up for re-election in 2009. Hamtramck -- historically a refuge for Catholic immigrants mostly from Poland and Ukraine -- was at the center of a...
  • Muslim Woman Told She Must Remove Veil To Testify In Detroit Court

    10/23/2006 11:33:19 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 40 replies · 1,375+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 10/23/06 | Mort Karman
    Ginnah Muhammad, 42, is a devout Muslim, so as such, she feels she was forced to choose between her small claims court case and her religion, Friday. Judge Paul Paruk, in Hamtramck District Court, told Muhammad she had to take off her niqab; a scarf and veil, which covers her face and head except for her eyes, or he would dismiss her case. The judge said he needed to see her face so he could judge her truthfulness when she testified. Paruk told the Detroit Free press he offered to let Muhammad, who was born in the United States and...
  • Clumsy Attempt to Bypass Airport Security Or Pinging the System? (analysis)

    09/12/2006 11:53:42 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 35 replies · 1,356+ views
    STRATFOR ^ | 9.11.06
    Yemeni-born U.S. citizen Mohammed Ghanem was arraigned in a Wayne County, Mich., court Sept. 9 after he allegedly tried to pass through a security checkpoint at Detroit Metro Airport with a knife concealed in a hollowed-out book. Although the incident probably was not a militant hijacking attempt, it does raise red flags because militants have been known to use similar tactics to gauge security at airports. Ghanem, a busboy from the Detroit suburb of Hamtramck, which has a large Yemeni immigrant population, was arrested Sept. 7 after he tried to pass through an airport metal detector with the knife. The...
  • Man Charged After Trying to Board Yemen-Bound Plane With Knife

    09/09/2006 6:50:47 PM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 29 replies · 1,011+ views ^ | September 09, 2006 | AP
    A man was jailed on $500,000 bail Saturday after authorities alleged he tried to board a plane bound for his native Yemen with a knife hidden in a book. Mohammed Ghanem, 21, of Hamtramck, was arrested Thursday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers detected the knife "artfully concealed" in the book, airport spokesman Michael Conway said.
  • Man Accused of Having Knife in Airport (...and a one-way ticket to Yemen)

    09/09/2006 6:46:04 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 39 replies · 1,391+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/9/2006 | AP
    Man Accused of Trying to Board Yemen-Bound Plane in Michigan With Knife Hidden in Book ROMULUS, Mich. Sep 9, 2006 (AP)— A man with a one-way ticket to Yemen attempted to board a plane with a knife hidden in a book, authorities said. Mohammed Ghanem, 21, of Hamtramck, was jailed Saturday on $500,000 after being arraigned on a charge of possessing a weapon in the sterile area of an airport. Ghanem was arrested Thursday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers detected the knife "artfully concealed" in the book, airport spokesman Michael Conway said. Someone had carved out...
  • SPC suspect jailed in Michigan

    11/02/2004 10:47:47 PM PST · by sarah_f · 7 replies · 378+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 10/28/2004 | NORA KOCH
    SPC suspect jailed in Michigan The man, who tried to buy St. Petersburg College vehicles, has terrorist ties, police say. By NORA KOCH, Times Staff Writer Published October 28, 2004 A former Clearwater man who tried to buy an old ambulance and two surplus police cruisers from St. Petersburg College in August is an "affiliate of a terrorist organization," according to police documents obtained Wednesday. Abdalla Deiab, 51, was arrested in Michigan on Wednesday on a warrant charging him with failing to return a hired vehicle, a Largo rental car, Pinellas County sheriff's and Largo police officials said. In a...