Mayor ramps up security after Dearborn is dubbed ‘America’s jihad capital,’ whines about ‘Islamophobic rhetoric’

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Abdullah Hammoud is in full victimhood mode, complaining about “Islamophobic rhetoric,” but note what he isn’t doing: he isn’t saying that the Wall Street Journal article is false. Nor is he addressing the contention that Dearborn is America’s jihad capital. Instead, he is deflecting attention away from the claims in the article by claiming, without a shred of evidence, that the article endangers places of worship and major infrastructure points in Dearborn. One might almost get the impression that he doesn’t want to address the problem of jihad activity in Dearborn. How strange!

“Michigan city ramps up security after op-ed calls it ‘America’s jihad capital,'” Associated Press, February 4, 2024:

DEARBORN, Mich. — Dearborn, Michigan, is ramping up its police presence in response to fallout from an opinion piece that described the city, which has the nation’s highest Muslim population per capita, as “America’s jihad capital.”

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud on Friday tweeted that city police increased security at places of worship and major infrastructure points as a “direct result” of a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled, “Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital.”

Hammoud posted on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, that the item published Friday “led to an alarming increase in bigoted and Islamophobic rhetoric online targeting the city of Dearborn.”

Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, who authored the opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he wanted to draw attention to protests in Michigan and elsewhere across the U.S. in which people have expressed support for Hamas since the start of the war with Israel….

“Nothing in my article was written to instigate any sort of hate,” Stalinsky said. “This is a moment for counterterrorism officials to be concerned.”…

In a tweet referencing Dearborn on Saturday, President Joe Biden condemned “hate in all forms.”

“Americans know that blaming a group of people based on the words of a small few is wrong,” Biden’s post read. “That’s exactly what can lead to Islamophobia and anti-Arab hate, and it shouldn’t happen to the residents of Dearborn – or any American town.”

POLICE STATE New Jersey: Man says he won’t work for Jews, state officials denounce ‘Islamophobia’


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There seems to be no end to this age’s appetite for absurdity and Islamopandering.

“Decrying man who won’t work for Jews, New Jersey AG cites Islamophobia,” JNS, December 1, 2023:

In a statement denouncing a New Jersey man, who said that he would not work for Jews, the state’s attorney general and the director of its civil-rights division appeared to suggest that antisemitism requires Islamophobia and “other forms of bigotry” as a chaperone.

Matthew Platkin, the state’s chief prosecutor, and Sundeep Iyer, director of New Jersey’s civil-rights division, announced on Nov. 30 that the division issued a violation notice to Melquisedec Francis.

Francis stated on TaskRabbit and other platforms where people sell their services that “he would not provide services to Jewish patrons in at least three online communications in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination,” the state officials wrote. In one, Francis wrote, “I am currently not offering my services to the Jewish community.”

“There is no justification for denying services to members of the public based on antisemitism, Islamophobia or any other kind of discrimination,” Platkin stated. “We are committed to holding anyone who engages in discriminatory practices accountable.”

“As antisemitic and anti-Muslim acts of hate and bias continue to rise across our state, make no mistake: We will take enforcement action swiftly to ensure that the civil rights of all of our residents, including our Jewish and Muslim residents, are protected,” Iyer stated.

Nowhere else in the official state press release was there mention of any relevance of Islamophobia to the case of the man denying services to Jews.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Francis is a contractor in Paterson, N.J. In a post on the site, he claimed not to support Hamas nor Israel, and that he didn’t deny services to Jews.

“I was taken off the platform for saying that in order to protest the war in Gaza, and until the war in Gaza comes to a conclusion, I won’t confirm job requests from the Jewish community,” he said. He added that his being unemployed and with no means of self-subsistence “will change nothing about the atrocities of the world.”…

Media Pushes ‘Islamophobia,’ Buries Actual Muslim Attack on School in Indiana


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She made reference to “her people back in Palestine”

It’s very telling what stories the media focuses on and which it buries out back.

The story of a Stanford Muslim student who claimed that he was hit by a driver who shouted ‘F— you and your people!’ is all over the media despite its vagueness. And I mean the national media, including CNN and CBS News, who have been mining the story for all it’s worth.

Meanwhile, a Muslim woman admitted to trying to attack a school that she thought was Jewish. And the media ignores it.

IMPD officers arrested a woman, who they labeled a “terrorist,” after she drove her car into a building that she thought was a Jewish school.

Ruba Almaghtheh, 34, was arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness.

Officers said Almaghtheh backed her car into the building while several adults and children were inside.

Almaghtheh told officers she was watching news coverage of the Israel-Hamas war on television and decided to plan an attack on the building because she was offended by the “Hebrew Israelite” symbol on the front of the building.

Police said Almaghtheh passed by the building a couple of times and called it the “Israel school.”

IMPD said she made reference to “her people back in Palestine” and told officers, “Yes. I did it on purpose.”

According to the report, Almaghtheh was interviewed by detectives and admitted to committing the “hate crime” during her courtesy phone call with a family member.

The Muslim attacker didn’t know enough to realize that she was attacking a Black Hebrew Israelite institution, a group that hates Jews, rather than a Jewish school. Not that it makes much of a difference because she did attack a school.

With kids inside. Black kids.

Two days in the story only seems to have appeared on the local FOX News and CBS News affiliate in Indianapolis.

Why is the Stanford story a national story while the Indianapolis story is a local crime story?

Outrageous bias and propaganda.

The Islamophobia narrative is important, not least of which because it flips the moral dial into making the perpetrators into the victims, while Muslim attacks have to be buried for the same reason.

Hamas-Linked CAIR Tells Biden to Fight ‘Islamophobia’ by Ending Israeli Campaign Against Hamas~BIDEN CONFRONTED WITH “ABANDON BIDEN” PROTEST



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‘Islamophobia’ is just a lie told to protect Islamic terrorists.

Just in case you were wondering whether the entire ‘Islamophobia’ hoax being ramped up was about anything except supporting Hamas, CAIR, which has its own history with Hamas, would like to clarify that yes, it’s about Hamas.

“The first and most important step President Biden must take to combat surging Islamophobia is the step that American Muslim leaders and organizations have repeatedly called on him to take: demand a ceasefire in Gaza,” CAIR Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell claimed.

“The development of a national strategy to combat anti-Muslim bigotry is an important step that can make a positive impact if it involves an inclusive process with all stakeholders in the American Muslim community and tackles institutional Islamophobia within the government, such as the watchlist. But first and foremost, we need a ceasefire. The American Muslim community will accept nothing less.”

There’s no ‘Islamophobia.’ If the issue were attacks or harassment of Muslims, that would be the priority. Instead, it takes a backseat to protecting Hamas.

When your entire ‘Islamophobia’ program can be reduced to protecting Islamic terrorists from their victims, it’s all too abundantly obvious that the whole thing is just a strategy of playing the victim in order to enable Islamic terrorism.

CAIR is saying the quiet part out loud, that the ‘Islamophobia’ hoax exists to be put at the service of Hamas. Much as it was previously put at the service of Al Qaeda.

There’s no Islamophobia, only Islamic terrorism. ‘Islamophobia’ is just a lie told to protect Islamic terrorists.

Groups such as CAIR would denounce such comments as ‘Islamophobic,’ but they’re the ones making them.


Minnesota: Muslim leaders including Hamas-linked CAIR chief greet Biden with ‘Abandon Biden’ protest


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The chickens are coming home to roost for Biden as he tries to balance support from both the Jewish Left lobby and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic groups. He made a pact with the Muslim Brotherhood-linked group Emgage during the 2020 election: he would get their support in return for appointing Muslims at all levels of his administration. More recently, he held a private meeting in the White House with highly questionable Muslim leaders in order to continue appeasing the Muslim community, who are now calling for a Gaza ceasefire while Biden has expressed support for Israel; see HERE.

Biden is now losing his unsavory friends fast.

Already, the National Muslim Democratic Council, a nationwide group of Democratic leaders and activists, has threatened Biden that if he does not force Israel to reach a ceasefire with Hamas, a U.S. State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization, they will withdraw their support from him. But how is Biden supposed to “force” the sovereign state of Israel to stop defending its country and citizens?

The Islamic supremacist lobby is enraged over the fact that Biden used them for votes, as leaders habitually do, particularly on the Left. The Red-Green axis is merely a partnership of convenience.

But it isn’t only Biden that is now between a rock and a hard place. Is the Muslim lobby, since it is not getting the full obedience it demands from Biden, going to follow through on its threat? Whom will it endorse? They certainly won’t be voting Republican.

“As he visits Minnesota, local Muslim leaders say they will ‘abandon Biden,'” by Alex Seitz-Wald, Julia Jester, and Gabe Gutierrez, NBC, November 1, 2023:

MINNEAPOLIS — President Joe Biden was met with protests organized by local Muslim leaders when he arrived in Minneapolis on Wednesday for a series of events, the latest sign that Muslim American voters may turn against the president after having supported him in 2020.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s largest Muslim advocacy group, organized three separate protests at various locations Biden visited Wednesday, including the airport, a farm in rural Northfield, and downtown Minneapolis.

It is pushing for a cease-fire in Gaza, where the Israeli military — with U.S. support — has been ramping up attacks against Hamas militants, causing a growing number of Palestinian civilian deaths in collateral damage. It says Biden is losing its support by not doing more to rein in Israel in Gaza or combat Islamophobia at home.

“We are going to abandon Biden because he has abandoned us,” Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR Minnesota, told NBC News hours after he stood next to “Abandon Biden” signs at a news conference, though he said he was speaking in his personal capacity since CAIR’s non-profit tax status bars it from electioneering.

“I don’t think that this is a rash emotional decision by the American Muslim community. It is a foregone conclusion. … The anger is not going to go away. We don’t have short memories,” Hussein added. “I still have not heard from any Muslim leader in Minnesota who has said this is a mistake.”….

Hamas-linked CAIR applauds as American Bar Association adopts resolution against ‘Islamophobia’


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A bunch of lawyers should know better than to condemn something without defining it. The term “Islamophobia” is an illegitimate conflation of two distinct phenomena: vigilante attacks against innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terror, which is always necessary. The objective of this conflation is to silence that analysis by falsely claiming that it leads to or causes those attacks. The fact that an unsavory gang of thugs such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is thrilled over this ought to be a warning sign to the ABA that they’re on the wrong track, but of course, it will not be.

“Largest US body of lawyers adopts resolution combating Islamophobia,” Middle East Eye, August 9, 2023:

The largest body of lawyers in the United States has passed a resolution condemning Islamophobia and calling on Congress and the United Nations to implement similar resolutions combating anti-Muslim sentiment.

The American Bar Association (ABA)’s House of Delegates passed the resolution on Tuesday during a two-day session looking at a host of new policies and resolutions.

“RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in the United States to condemn Islamophobia and to develop and implement comprehensive strategies to combat Islamophobia,” the resolution stated.

The recommended strategies mentioned in the resolution include creating awareness campaigns to educate Americans about Islam and Muslims and also new mechanisms for reporting incidents of Islamophobia and hate crimes.

The resolution also urges US Congress to adopt a bill introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to establish an office in the State Department that monitors Islamophobia – similar to the one that exists for monitoring antisemitism….

Over the past decade, there have been several major attacks on Muslim populations living in western countries, including a shooting at a mosque in Quebec, Canada, and a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that killed more than 50 Muslim worshippers.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has tracked and worked on issues of hate crimes against Muslims in the US, commended the ABA’s adoption of the measure.

“We welcome this resolution against Islamophobia by the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world and the nation’s leading legal association, and hope the steps suggested by the resolution will be adopted by state and national policymakers,” Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the organisation’s national deputy director, said in a statement….