Dearborn, Michigan: Muslims physically attack Christian groups

The violent intimidation of anti-jihadists that I just saw in Stuttgart is coming to America. Authorities should act quickly and decisively to defend the freedom of speech, or it will most assuredly soon be gone. As Pamela Geller notes, these stories involve “two Christian groups, both under attack in a no-go zone zone in Dearborn, Michigan, in an increasingly sharia compliant America. Dearborn, the same city that refused to run my bus ads offering help to apostates (despite our win in the courts). On Friday, two separate groups were threatened and attacked because they came to Dearborn to stand for their beliefs. Whether you like their presentation or not is irrelevant. It’s free speech. Period.”

“Pastor Terry Jones Rallies in Dearborn, Skips Arab Festival,” by Amy Lange for WJBK/myFOXDetroit.com, June 17 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

There was a hostile welcome Friday afternoon in Dearborn for controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones. You could say he was pushed to his brink.

Jones led a rally against radical Islam at city hall before trying to continue his protest at the nearby Arab International Festival, but he never made it there.

Protesters got physical with Jones as he tried to head for the festival. He barely made it off the corner of Michigan and Schaefer.

Dearborn police made several arrests after urging the pastor to take a car instead of trying to walk the two miles to the festival.

People in the crowd yelled back and then they pushed back, prompting police to put Jones in a police car for his own safety. The pastor decided not to go to the festival after all.

Tensions were high after a highly inflammatory rally during which Jones and fellow speakers sometimes insulted the crowd and Islam, at times holding up the Koran for emphasis.

I actually expected them to let us walk along the sidewalk and just continue to yell. I did not expect for them to actually get physical,” Jones told reporters….

“Tensions high as protestors arrive at Dearborn Arab International Festival,” by Julie Banovic for WXYC, June 17 (thanks again to Pamela Geller):

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) – The Arab International Festival attracts more than 300,000 people to Dearborn every year. This is the 16th year for the event that turned rowdy and at times dangerous when religious beliefs and protesters clashed.

The protesters waved signs plastered with sayings like “˜Islam is a religion of blood and murder”, many at the Arab International Festival saw hate.

“Talking dirty about the Koran. Dirty about Muslims,” said Mustafa Kahwaji.

Geller addresses this deftly: “Indeed. But bus ads and billboards that myriad Muslim groups ran claiming that Abraham, Issac, Jacob and Moses were Muslims were deeply offensive and ‘dirty’ to non-Muslims. Nobody was attacked.”

They call themselves the bible believers””men and women assembled from all over the country.

Their posters and shouting caused the 16th annual festival to come to a standstill around 5:30 Friday night. Their organizer Ruben Israel comes from California.

“We”re here in Dearborn because they have issues with free speech,” said Ruben Israel.

You can say that again.

He says the group was enraged about the four missionaries arrested last July at the Arab American Festival, for their shouting their own religious message. It was a protest that officials deemed disorderly.

“When you arrest men for passing out literature, you”re going to get guys like us,” said Israel.

Tensions mounted and people in the crowd of 40-50 thousand started throwing things.

I myself was hit during my live shot when a full water bottle whipped from the crowd. It was an angry message meant for a protester.

No one was arrested, but police removed disorderly people from the crowd and asked them to leave the festival.

“Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on [sic] angry onlooker.

Barricades were provided in an effort to separate protesters from furious festival goers. But after three hours, organizers were ready to take them down.

“If this is how they are going to behave, then his has gone beyond free speech at this point,” said Ahmad Chebbani, Chairman of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.

“Things are going to get real pushy on the sidewalk. And whatever happens, blood is on his shoulder,” said Israel….

Indeed.

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  1. says

    Violence is the essence of Islam. Without violent coercion to the inside and outside Islam would fall apart as it has no convincing merits to stand on its own. Therefore violence was generously woven into it.

  2. says

    ‘”Talking dirty about the Koran. Dirty about Muslims,” said Mustafa Kahwaji.

    “Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on angry onlooker.’

    Whaaaaaaa! We cannot take criticism. We cannot be insulted or our whole world falls apart. If you hurt my feelings I will have to kill my daughter. We cannot deal with free speech; no way, no how. We must act our and we must hurt someone if we feel threatened.

    It’s fire hose time.

  3. says

    Living in fear of the Religion of Peace…The Movie…

    Previews of coming attractions…Coming to a theater near you soon, unless your town has a mote with gaters…

  4. says

    “Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on angry onlooker.

    Well, why are they [the Moslems] going to come to our country and disrespect us like they do?

  5. says

    Bravo to brave Pastor Jones and other Christians, who’re standing up against the Islamic Muslim Brotherhood Nazi-conquest of Dearborn/the US under Arabic Imperialism through Islam! These Muslim savages cannot stand freedom of speech/free will, which is the root foundation of Judeo-Christian and Western civilization. If our God, Lord Jesus Christ had not been allowed to preach freely, how else would believers came to know Him and believe? But look at how Hillary Clinton is being duped – see http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=312497

    Weiner’s mother-in-law a member of Muslim Brotherhood
    Tasked with advancing movement that aims to establish Saudi-style regime in U.S.
    Posted: June 18, 2011
    12:40 am Eastern

    © 2011 WND

    ……Huma Abedin’s position with Clinton in the State Department and her marriage to Weiner give her exposure to state secrets and access to the inner workings of Congress.

    Clinton and Huma Abedin visited Saleha Abedin’s school in Jeddah, Dar Al-Hekma College, in February 2010. An Arabic news report of the visit said Saleha Abedin “beamed in the presence of Secretary Clinton.”

    Clinton complimented the professor’s daughter, explaining that “Huma holds an important and sensitive position in her office,” a news report said.

    One month prior to that trip, Clinton signed a document that lifted the U.S. entry ban on Tariq Ramadan, a grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, who has ties to Islamic terrorist groups…..

    Shoebat also noted that it has been reported in Arab media that Huma Abedin’s brother, Hassan, is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University in England.

    A number of Muslim Brotherhood members sit on the center’s board, including Qatari cleric Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has incited violence against Jews and Israel.

    Ahlert said Huma’s brother has been a key to furthering the Islamic agenda in the West.

    Hassan Abedin has been seen meeting with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on an agenda of “spreading Islam to the west” and is “well linked” to al-Qaida associate Omar Naseef…..

  6. says

    It is not a coincidence that the Flint-Detroit corridor is the most dangerous area in the entire country (see URL below). On the list of most dangerous cities, Flint is #1 and Detroit, of which Dearborn is a suburb, is #2.

    It is going to get much worse, and soon. As the below article stated, Pontiac, part of the aforementioned corridor, has washed its hands of police operations and has given it to the county sheriff.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/05/the-10-most-dangerous-cities-in-america/239513/

  7. says

    “Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on angry onlooker.”

    Our city?

    What are the odds this “angry onlooker” pays no taxes and must rely on our tax dollars to sustain its very existence in OUR country?

    I’d lay odds on it. These lowbrows are a crying shame.

  8. says

    “”I actually expected them to let us walk along the sidewalk and just continue to yell. I did not expect for them to actually get physical,” Jones told reporters….

    Apparently the good Pastor needs to learn more about Muslims…

  9. says

    Violence is the essence of Islam, and the first, last, and only resort of Muslims who seek to defend their religion. With some sense we should see the appropriate authorities respond to Islam in America with unequivocal force.

  10. says

    ”when you arrest men for passing out literature, you’re going to get guys like us” said Ruben.
    Damn Right. .and Tommy Robinson and Snowy and Leon and more by the day.

  11. says

    Why were these violent muslims allowed to physically intimidate anyone on a public street without arrest anywhere in America? Have the laws changed or are there new ones for the invaders?

  12. says

    “Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on [sic] angry onlooker.

    Excuse me buddy….you don’t own this or any other City in the United States of America…getting rather territorial aren’t we???????

  13. says

    “Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on [sic] angry onlooker.

    Excuse me buddy….you don’t own this or any other City in the United States of America…getting rather territorial aren’t we???????

  14. says

    Muslims have the mind set we are right and no one can tell us differently,in other words I am right because I say so.The words of Facsists and bully boys,what shower of retards.

  15. says

    The pro-Islam bias is so obvious in these TV news reports. Oh, never mind those outsider, “professional” Muslim protesters, they “weren’t the whole crowd,” it was Jones and his demonstrators who were at fault for insulting the younger and older members of the “community.” And it was Amy Langge’s reference to the “loaded words” that really exposes the cluelessness of this alleged “reporter.” One wonders how she would like it if she had to wear a hijab or burka.

  16. says

    Well, we have come to this and our extention of liberty and freedoms to all who come to our shores is a danger to us all. Only a no-nonsense approach will work – Close up the mosques, cut off all benefits and social services to these slugs – if they incite and antagonism deport them and their entire families – Ban all muslim rallies. Save America before it is too late!

  17. says

    that add on TV, extolling the beauty and virtues of Michigan for vacationing and living, is really the figment of someone’s imagination.

    the facts are: too many mosques (barracks and armories). not safe. trashed. this is a no go … exactly what the MB wants.

  18. says

    The article fails to mention that the christian group that started this is headed by AN ARAB christian pastor. That ARAB was prevented from distributing material at AN ARAB festival and his group was manhandled by brownshirt thugs working for this “not a radical muslim” festival.

    It isn’t an arab festival. It is a muslim festival. And if you watch the video you will see the guards are not behaving or dressed like security gards. They are dressed like and behave like thugs.

    A musim festival is fine but they are calling it an arab festival when it isn’t an arab festival.

  19. says

    In the end, it will all be blamed on the “incitement” of Pastor Jones and his “radical right wing hatred”.

    That’s the MSM story and they’re sticking to it.

  20. says

    We, living on the outside of these Islamic military style reservations will find our movements increasing curtailed, our lives circumscribed from dawn to dusk, our property seized, and living in permanent fear of the Thought Police or ranting Moslem mobs whipped up for the express purpose of spreading fear across the EU regions. As the third imprisonment of a Christian for burning the Koran today signifies, we are now the underclass or dhimmi, subject to arbitrary arrest or criminalisation on the simple whim of a police officer or council bureaucrat. This morning I received a rant from a Moslem about my recent angry response, to the now overt attack on Christianity in which I stated that ‘Islam has no legal status in Britain, that we are a Christian nation, that we have a national Church of England and are Christian by Law!’ Criticism of Islam is forbidden. This Moslem has reported me for ‘Islamophobia’ and I await the knock at the door.

    (copied)

  21. says

    I just read the WXYZ article by Julie Banovic linked to here. Someone (though I admit it wouldn’t be me) needs to teach that woman how to write. Her bio says she was nominated for an emmy but I don’t predict an actual emmy win in her near future.

    “Tensions mounted and people in the crowd of 40-50 thousand started throwing things.” Really? 40-50 thousand arabs congregated around one tiny group of protestors? Really? I don’t believe it for one second. Someone gave her intentionally inflated numbers or she is lying.

    There is video of her report on the article page. Did the cameras show a group of 40 thousand people? The cameras always appeared to be focusing on the edge of the crowd or on closeups. The cameas showed groups of people that weren’t sufficiant to fill a TGI Fridays, let alone Tahrir square.

    And I can’t put my finger on it but there is something wierd about both the pro and the con comments on that articles page.

    And that Bible Believers protest group, which seems to have blossomed overnight, seems to be tailor made to be vilified by decent people. Their signs said things you would never see at anti jihad protests and they claim to be also protesting a gay pride event.

    Unless I hear that the Bible Believers are legit (legit jerks that is) and endorsed by ANYONE, I am calling shennanagans on them. To me it appears to be a phoney group concocted to make people like Pastor Jones and Acts 17 Ministries look bad. They did this on the same day Pastor Jones did his protest and perhaps it was so people would confuse the groups for one another.

    I don’t think I am being too paranoid. Last september the astroturfers working for the GZM planted phoney protestors in the anti GZM crowd to make loud displays of obnoxiousness in front of news cameras in order to missrepresent the anti GZM crowd to the public. The Bible Believers group had signs that you would not see at an event attended by Mr. Spencer.

    Please someone tell me I’m not being paranoid.

  22. says

    Let me start with a little trivial bit. The station in Detroit is WXYZ not WXYC. At least that was when I loved in that neck of the woods many years ago.
    It pains me to see the anti-Semitism of Henry Ford appearing in this new disquise.

  23. says

    Negotiating with the Taliban is only an attempt to save face, but giving us a way out and a “decent interval” until they resume control of the country and begin stoning women and training terrorists to kill us. There is no more chance that they will abide by any agreement than the North Vietnamese abided by the Paris Peace Accords once they got us out and could impose tyranny on the South.

    Robert A. Hall
    Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
    (All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans)

  24. says

    Islam promises Muslims privilege over non-Muslims, plunder of non-Muslims, and forbids any criticism of Islam, which is all enforced by Sharia law. That accounts for the attitude of outrage and violent response to those non-Muslims who demand equality and reasonableness.

    The National Guard should be send to Dearborn to ensure the enforcement U.S. law, not Sharia. Attempting to enforce Sharia law should be made criminal.

  25. says

    Dearborn is becoming like both London and Paris. Soon there will be muslim only zones, prayers on streets with no policing preventing apartment dwellers to go to and fro their homes, suppression of freedom of speech, and regional sharia law. My friends, America is your country and should not fall under muslim occupation. It’s time to stand up and fight if our governments kowtow to their demands and execute Chamberlainism. If the situation gets worst, (I hate to suggest it) civil war may be the only method to defeat radical islam in our western countries.

  26. says

    Dearborn is CRAZY. That whole area… why does anyone THINK muslims would move there???? It’s cold as hell and trust this, arabs are not cold weather lovers. (nor is any REASONABLE person, IMO)

    It’s because they have ALL that land out there to practice and train with little or no interferance just like the christian militias do. They know they will be left alone or they can claim racism because “the white guys are doing it too but left alone!” That will cause the militia people to not be able to train (and they need to because they’re OURS) which ultimately will lead to less defense against them.

    That said, there is nothing MORE frightening than a black muslim. Arab or Asian muslims don’t care what color an infidel is… it’s all an appropriate target. Black muslims have it out for whitey and do not see black christians as infidels. They see them as misguided brothers and sisters that they will woo with kindness and convert. Hell, part of the reason blacks flock to it the way they do is BECAUSE the black imams are shouting how bad the blue eyed devil is! That sounds pretty good to someone that would rather not take responsibility for his own actions, don’t ya think?

  27. says

    In all my life I never even gave one iota of a thought about muslims, until the marine Barracks bombing in Lebanon, the Consulute being over run in 1979 Iran, after that it was mainly quite until 1993 WTO Bombing, then the Big one 9/11. When those incidents happened in America I never gave a thought about muslim until, Bin Ladan had his fools attack America with the airplane bombing of the WTO- N/S Towers, and the Pentagon in DC, to put my mind on them. It was from that point in my life that I started to Hate the religion they followed, and a RELIGION it is, (it don’t mean nothing). Then American became dumb, and hired a man who bowed down to that RELIGION named Barack Hussien Obama, it was from that point that all I heard of was we can’t do this, or we can’t say this, and we couldn’t even think about these fools that follows a hateful religion called islam. It was not until those bombings, and the foolish hiring of this islamic loving President Barack Hussien Obama, that I started to really hate that false religion, now Since I have found out that America has opened it’s doors to these hateful kind of people who practice this hateful kind of religion that now congregate in an American city called, Dearborn Michigan. Now, what I am having a hard time figuring out is, WHY? Did these hateful people leave their country to come to the land of GOOD and PLENTY, just to turn a beautiful country called AMERICA into one of those god forsaken countries they just left? This is a mystery. Now, I know that they THINK they will be able to turn this country into one of their filthy stinking hateful countries, but they are in for a very rude awaking, America is a very Patriotic Country that LOVE’S our CONSTITUTION, and their are many citizens that feel and think the same as I do, and people like myself will do whatever actions that will be possible in order to stop these stupid foolish people by killing each and everyone one of them if that is what it will come to, but unfortunately by knowing these stupid people, that is what it will come to, they will lead us into this battle, and they will LOSE. I will suggest to them, if they want their sharia, and to hold their women in BONDAGE, they should leave this GREAT and BEAUTIFUL, land and vanish back into their abyss for their country they just left, before it is to late. See, Americans has a reason to FIGHT for their Country, We love our country the way it was before Obama and the muslims tried to ruined this Great Land called, America by bring their filthy piggish way’s of thinking.

  28. says

    “Well, why are they [the Moslems] going to come to our country and disrespect us like they do?”

    Because there’s something everybody needs to learn, and fast: Your country is not yours anymore as soon as they set foot in it… It automatically becomes theirs !

    Voilà.

  29. says

    The Arab International Festival attracts more than 300,000 people to Dearborn every year. This is the 16th year for the event that turned rowdy and at times dangerous when religious beliefs and protesters clashed.
    ………………………………..

    “Religious beliefs and protesters clashed””violent Christians? Violent Jews? Violent Hari Krishnas?

    Nope”just *violent Muslims*.

    More:

    The protesters waved signs plastered with sayings like “Islam is a religion of blood and murder’, many at the Arab International Festival saw hate.
    ………………………………..

    And so they refuted this outrageous claim”how?”by becoming murderously violent? That’ll show ’em! sarc/off

    More:

    “Talking dirty about the Koran. Dirty about Muslims,” said Mustafa Kahwaji.
    ………………………………..

    *Any* criticism of Islam or the Qur’an is perceived as “talking dirty”.

    More:

    “When you arrest men for passing out literature, you’re going to get guys like us,” said Israel.
    ………………………………..

    Yeah”peaceful protesters. Bravo, Israel.

    More:

    Tensions mounted and people in the crowd of 40-50 thousand started throwing things.
    ………………………………..

    Who, exactly? It seems that the Muslim mob reacted to a peaceful”if perhaps loud”protest by attacking the Infidels. And why not? This is how Muslims have reacted to any criticism by Infidels throughout their baleful history.

    And now they have taken this to the streets of America…

    More:

    I myself was hit during my live shot when a full water bottle whipped from the crowd. It was an angry message meant for a protester.
    ………………………………..

    It’s not an “angry message” once it crosses this line”now it’s a physical assault.

    More:

    No one was arrested, but police removed disorderly people from the crowd and asked them to leave the festival.
    ………………………………..

    *Why* wasn’t anyone arrested? Once again, the police take the path of least resistance, even if it enables the violent…

    What wrote:

    “Why are you going to come to our city and disrespect us like that,” said on angry onlooker.”

    Our city?
    ………………………………..

    Just what I was thinking, What. This is the exact sort of language you hear in No Go Zones in Eurabia”Muslims now consider Dearborn to be “their city”–and hence out of bounds for any criticism of Islam. It is de facto Shari’ah law.

  30. says

    ” It isn’t an arab festival. It is a muslim festival “.

    You hit the nail on the head.

    But of course, this important distinction isn’t mentioned in any news reports.

    To point this out would be ” Islamophobic “.

  31. says

    You are absolutely correct. I equate Islam and it’s teachings to Naziism. While we live in a country of free speech and allow Nazi the privilege of parades and such, we must accord that retched religious/political system called Islam the same. However We must make sure that any hate speech/actions are severely punished. If imams or nazis or Christians or Jews cause one church/synagogue/Mosque to be burnt they must be dealt with severely. Although I am an athiest and would love to see all religion implode on its one illogic, I stand by the rights of all for their freedom of religion as long as they keep it to themselves. Just as we cannot yell “Fire” in a crowded room, Teaching hate in a Mosque, synagogue, Christian church or gathering of any kind should not be allowed and the punished severely. Nor should any religious mandate or principle become any part of law.

  32. says

    If you read up on the history of this “festival”, you will find that there was a group of 20-somethings that actually filmed harassment last year. All they were doing was passing out christian tracks and telling people about Jesus. The festival people hire their own “security” to intimidate anyone not towing the islam line. They did get physical with the boys and even arrested them.

    So for those of you that are asking why no one was arrested, you will learn that the Chief of Police of Dearborn is a SHOCK, Muslim! so anyone that gets arrested would be infidels.

    I guess he decided they wouldn’t arrest anyone this year, but just let the violence go as a way of protest.

    People, we MUST stop this! and now. This is OUR country and we do not have freedom of any religion, that is not what our forefathers intended in the constitution. Their intent was to allow freedom of Christian religions so we did not turn into England. They never intended for us to allow a sinful, hate-filled religion like Islam into our midst. Our country and our government are not sustainable by any other type of people, but Christians. They know this and must stop it.

    Fight ANY plans for a mosque in your area. Fight ANY city ordinances or state laws that favor islam. Fight ALL forms of Islam wherever you see it. This is a murderous, dangerous rouse of a “religion” based on a mad-man and a pedifile that somehow convinced millions that he was something special. Oh yeah, Satan knew exactly what he doing when he created Muhammad.

  33. says

    Truthiocity wrote:

    “Tensions mounted and people in the crowd of 40-50 thousand started throwing things.” Really? 40-50 thousand arabs congregated around one tiny group of protestors? Really? I don’t believe it for one second. Someone gave her intentionally inflated numbers or she is lying.
    ……………………………..

    Truthiocity, I’ve read accounts that the Arab Festival has an attendance of about 150,000 for the full three days. So”I imagine this writer was estimating that on any given day of the festival there were about 50,000 people there.

    She may have meant this, rather than actually implying that a mob of *50,000 Arabs gathered around the protesters*.

    Her prose is not terribly clear, but I imagine this is what she was trying to say.

    Please note”I am in no way implying that your concerns are otherwise groundless.

  34. says

    Many questions are raised by this report; at least to me. I Googled “The Bible Believers” and web pages did come up. The main one has, as the site claims it,”hundreds and hundreds” of articles on what the group believes.

    Whether or not that group was represented by the guys in MI, I have no answer. Christians can sometimes be loud, and there may be small church groups that insult others, but this is not the way most Christians and Christian groups behave (in my experience). I don’t know the answers to all of your questions, but I don’t think you are being paranoid to ask and wonder.

  35. says

    Thank you for your responce. Could you post the link? I would have googled it myself but I thought I would get a massive amount of unrelated pages if I typed in Bible and Believers.

    I will man up and type those words into my internet search engine but I don’t have high hopes.

  36. says

    I should have provided it: http://www.biblebelievers.com/

    I just typed in The Bible Believers and that is the first one to come up. Several more, one listing the churches affiliated comes next: http://www.biblebelievers.com/churches/

    I read over some of what they have on the home page, but didn’t go with any links. Illness, energy and fatigue limit my time doing searches and commenting here. I’m glad I came back to see if you had gotten my reply.

    I hope this helps.:)Happy reading.