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.”
by Danusha V. Goska
“….Of the five world religions, Islam is the most emphatically opposed to solitary withdrawal for spiritual purposes. Islam is the most insistent on man’s relationship with God being carried out in public, in a large group of others all behaving in exactly the same way, using highly choreographed scripts and rituals that do not allow for spontaneity or individuality. As Al- Islam.org puts it, “Islam has vehemently denounced” monasticism. A “well-known tradition” in Islam states, “There is no monasticism in Islam.” “Man is an entity that has been created for a life within a society, and his material and spiritual development can only be achieved within a social life.” Mohammed, in one hadith, declares that the only “monasticism” available to Muslims is “jihad.”
A Muslim might live his entire religious life as a cog in the midst of others, whose every prayer is a rigidly systematized routine, commanding rote physical movements and rote words performed in public and monitored for conformity. Muslims and even non-Muslims can be whipped or jailed for possessing alcohol, revealing too much flesh, or being raped, which is a crime, because it involves sex outside of marriage. Christians who eat during Ramadan have had their lips burned by the authorities. Even prayer within a Muslim’s own room is publicly commanded by a muezzin. A Muslim woman once told me that when her daughter was ill, she recited Koranic verses. This woman did not speak a word of Arabic; she recited sounds from memory. She voiced no spontaneous words about her dying daughter to God. The idea of God as a father who was interested in what she had to say was scandalous to her.
A Muslim friend expressed to me her inner turmoil about wearing fingernail polish. Water must touch fingernails before Allah will hear Muslims’ prayers. A Polish chemist, Wojciech Inglot, invented porous nail polish. Allah is satisfied, as is my friend. An online Muslim prayer guide stipulates that during prayer, “Your left leg should be bent. Outside of left femur should also be on the floor and your inside of your left tibia and foot should be protruding underneath the front of your right tibia. Also the right foot can be placed upright with the toes pointing towards the qiblah or it can be placed on the ground.” Of course a Muslim woman cannot pray when menstruating. If a woman, a dog, or a donkey passes before a Muslim man as he prays, his prayer is annulled. Canonical Islamic guides to prayer, such as Reliance of the Traveler, go on for over a hundred pages detailing Islamic criteria for prayer.
Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was allowed spiritual retreat. Mohammed founded Islam after retreating, alone, to a cave, and speaking with an angel. For all other Muslims, relating to God must be public, monitored, collective, and rote.
The Pact of Umar is a seventh-century Islamic document that outlines how Muslims can continue to ensure Christians’ “humiliation, degradation and disgrace.” The Pact lists many requirements: Christians can’t show crosses in public; they can’t ride on saddles or wear belts; they can’t refer to Jesus as the son of God; they must house and feed Muslims; they must surrender any seat they occupy to a Muslim on demand. The first item in the Pact of Umar is very telling. Christians, to be allowed to live, must agree never to build monasteries or convents, or even a single room for a monk or a nun.
Islam did whatever it could to silence, for Muslims and for Christians living under Muslim control, the “still, small voice.”
by Robert Spencer
The nation’s first, but certainly not last, majority-Muslim city council has just been elected in Hamtramck, Michigan, a historically Polish city. But before anyone could break out the sparkling grape juice and toast our new diversity, Ibrahim Algahim — a Muslim activist in Hamtramck – crowed at a victory party:
Today we show the Polish, and everybody else.
Multicultural euphoria, meet Islamic supremacist reality. Algahim, at least, was not ready to link arms and sing “Kumbaya,” as the diverse peoples of Hamtramck marched towards multicultural harmony. Randy Wimbley of Fox 2 Detroit reported:
[H]istory [was made] in Hamtramck as voters elected the first majority Muslim city council in the country.
But rather than ease racial tensions, the comments from a Muslim organizer threaten to divide. [Algahim’s comment] may create or widen the rift between the growing Muslim and shrinking Polish community in Hamtramck.
One of those with rising tensions was one of the defeated — and Polish — city council candidates, Cathie Lisinki-Gordon:
I’m shocked that he said that. I’m a very good friend of his. I cannot believe that he would ever profile any select group. Especially when his community has felt ostracized and profiled for many years.
So ostracized and profiled … that they were able to gain a majority on the city council….
….Algahim’s triumphant and triumphalist words at his election party, as his comrades defiantly made the V for Victory sign, serve as a warning: the future is much more likely to be studded with increasing aggressiveness and demands from the local Muslim community in Hamtramck rather than with (all-beef) weenie roasts and sing-alongs. The local multiculturalists are racing toward this dystopian future while remaining blissfully unaware that Islamic supremacism even exists. They are still confident that rainbows, moonbeams, and unicorns lie just ahead.
The gloriously multicultural Muslim city council of Hamtramck, Michigan, introduces a scenario that is unlikely to end well. And it’s just a foretaste of what is going to be happening all over the nation before too long.
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