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.”
How Islam prohibits exactly what reformers are trying to do.
by Dr. Stephen M. Kirby
Here are reasons why Americanized Muslim reformers are failing:
- They create their own versions of Islam, relying on their own personal opinions and interpretations, and arbitrarily dismissing parts of Islamic history and centuries of established Muslim scholarship.
- They claim to follow the Koran, but actually go against verses of the Koran by arbitrarily dismissing one of the two columns upon which Islam rests: the Sunnah of Muhammad.
- They go against the commands of Allah in the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad by picking and choosing, and actually dismissing verses in the Koran.
- They personally decide which hadiths are authentic, again arbitrarily dismissing centuries of established Muslim scholarship.
- As a result, their beliefs are heretical. And as Muhammad said above, every heresy sends one to the Fires of Hell.
- Because these reformers are heretics, they have little, if any support for their reforms from the greater Muslim community in the United States.
- Consequently, the reformers have to appeal to non-Muslims to help them reform Islam. This would be as if Martin Luther had relied on Muslims for his main support during the Reformation.
- So what are the chances of success for an Americanized Muslim heretic and his non-Muslim followers to change Islam from that which was taught by Muhammad to that which is advocated by the heretic? Zero.
Does it really matter that Americanized Muslim reformers are going around trying to create personalized, “modern” versions of Islam? Yes, because they are relying on non-Muslims for support. And to get that support, the reformers are presenting “the true” Islam as a religion of peace, similar to Christianity and Judaism, and able to be modified and modernized. And the reformers are presenting the jihadists as outliers who have perverted and hijacked that religion. But the reality is that the Muslim reformers are perverting and hijacking the religion, and it is the jihadists who are following the Islam taught by Muhammad.
How one understands a religion, whether correctly or incorrectly, is a major factor in how one welcomes it adherents. In terms of the mass migration of Muslim “refugees” into Europe, the European leadership and many Europeans in general appear to think that Islam is as the aspiring reformers have presented it. So the Muslim “refugees” have been generally welcomed with open arms. But would there have been such a welcome if the realization had been more wide spread that the reformers are heretics with little support in the greater Muslim community?
There is support in the United States for the Obama administration’s call to bring in tens of thousands of these Muslim “refugees.” But before allowing this to happen, we must ask the question that the Europeans should have asked, but for whom now it is too late to ask: Will these Muslim “refugees” follow the Islam of our Americanized Muslim heretics or will these “refugees” follow the centuries-old intolerant, supremacist, violent teachings of their god Allah and their prophet Muhammad? The fate of Western culture lies in the answer.
Just as it is obligatory to accept the commandments proven by the textual evidence from the Qur’an, and that it is utter disbelief to reject them, so are the commandments proven by the hadeeths of the Messenger of Allah. It is obligatory to act by them, and it is sheer disbelief to deny them.
Tafsir Ahsanul-Bayan, Vol. 1, pp. 622-623
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.