BY LEO HOHMANN
A city on the outskirts of Detroit known since 1920 as a thriving Polish community has been fully transformed by globalism and the federal government’s Islamic immigration program.
The bulk of the change has occurred over the past 20 years, but it started in the 1970s with the globalization of the auto industry and mass immigration.
Hamtramck, known affectionately as “Poletown” by Detroiters and Michiganians for its bustling district of Polish restaurants, markets and beautiful Catholic churches, last week become the nation’s first city to elect a Muslim-majority city council – sending three Muslims to join one incumbent who was not up for re-election.
In butcher shops that once offered juicy Polish sausages in refrigerated display cases, female customers wearing hijabs now purchase halal meats blessed by an imam.
The sound of church bells has given way to the chant of a Muslim holy man giving the call to prayer in Arabic.
Many of the storefronts have been converted to mosques, and the call to prayer is blasted over loudspeakers five times a day. Poletown has been transformed. Some critics in neighboring communities call it Shariahville.
Within hours of the historic election, Muslim political organizer Ibrahim Algahim was caught on video giving a chilling warning: “Now we show the Polish and everybody else, that…” he said, as cheers drowned out the rest of his words….
….3 states ‘surrendering to jihadists’
John Guandolo, a former FBI agent who specializes in Islamic terrorism, said in a blog posted Tuesday that Michigan, Massachusetts and Minnesota are three states that appear to be putting up the least resistance to Islamization.
“The state of Massachusetts appears to have surrendered to Hamas; Hamtramck, Michigan now has a Muslim majority city council; and the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota is carrying the water for jihadis by putting the weight of the U.S. Attorney’s Office behind the terrorist’s information operation to silence those who speak truthfully about Islam,” Guandolo wrote.
On Nov. 12, the day after Veterans Day, CAIR will be flexing its muscles on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston by hosting a first-ever “Muslim Day.”
Meanwhile in Minnesota, the U.S. Attorney for that state has joined forces with the Muslim Brotherhood to “silence the truth and suppress the God-given rights of American citizens,” Guandolo said.
Andrew Luger, in an open letter in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Nov. 2, said, “The current wave of Islamophobia needs to be stopped in its tracks. Minnesota has a thriving, patriotic and entrepreneurial Muslim population. By collectively rejecting attacks on Muslim Minnesotans, we can set an example for the rest of the nation.”
Anyone who criticizes Islam is now guilty of “Islamaphobia,” according to Minnesota’s highest law enforcement official. This an only be interpreted as a veiled threat against activists in the St. Cloud area who have been asking questions and pushing back against the infusion of Somali Muslim refugees into their community without their permission over the past decade, to the point where they are being asked to build new schools and hire more teachers, which of course means higher taxes. More than 50 Somalis in Minnesota have also been caught leaving the country to join terrorist militias in the Middle East, prompting an admission from Luger himself in April that “we have a terror recruitment problem in Minnesota.”
His terse comment about a “wave of Islamophobia” follows on the heels of Gov. Mark Dayton’s comments a couple of weeks ago that anyone who is concerned about the growing Somali refugee community in Minnesota “should find another state” in which to live.
Manasseri said Anweya’s testimony is powerful and making it real for people in Michigan.
“What she speaks to is years and years of living with people in Shariah,” he said. “She talks of relative who were crucified. In Europe or the U.S., the concern is if Hamtramck has a majority-Muslim council or Sterling Heights has a left-wing council who is welcoming, and that means they want to take dollars from the federal government coffers and bring those dollars into their community.”
He said federal money in the form of food stamps, housing vouchers and even business grants follows refugees to a community.
“And this includes refugees who back home would have killed the very same people, the Chaldeans, who are here in Michigan,” he said. “They emphasize how important it is to welcome all refugees including Muslims. … We can’t seem to get them to distinguish between people who practice Shariah and the people who are already here and have suffered under Shariah. … At the grassroots level, people get it. And they’re pushing back, and that’s why we’re getting them to sign our resolution.
“There is a nervousness and fear as people realize how fast globalists are changing Michigan by changing its people. But the governor is doubling down.”