Stir It Up
Is it Dearbornistan?
Ignorant comments about 'sharia law' in Dearborn get a thorough debunking
Published: October 27, 2010
Then there's New Yorker Pamela Geller — called "the firebrand in chief" who galvanized national opposition to "the Ground Zero mega-mosque" on her Atlas Shrugged blog — who also seems to have it in for Dearborn. She put it this way in a recent interview: "It's a drip, drip, drip, drip, drip. ... These demands are a way of imposing Islam on a secular society. Asking for prayer space in public schools for Muslim children is imposing Islam. If the child is religious, send them to madrassa. If you don't want to handle meat that's not halal, don't become a cashier at Target or Wal-Mart."
I'm not mad at Dearborn or its people for being Muslims. Once upon a time Dearborn was known for being racist against blacks. In decades past, black Detroiters avoided going to Dearborn because to do that was courting trouble. Black people couldn't buy homes in Dearborn. Those days seem to be over, but apparently the days of hatred are still here.
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