Leftists Lose Their Minds When Wall Street Journal Notices Michigan-Grown Jihadis
Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital,” by Middle East expert Steven Stalinsky. While the usual corners of the political left, including President Biden himself, excoriated the article, no one has proven it to contain a single incorrect fact.
Stalinsky outlined how, in the wake of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack in Israel, the Detroit suburb erupted in pro-Hamas protests. At these, thousands in attendance shouted “Intifada, intifada,” “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” and “America is a terrorist state.”
The Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn hosted a rally on Oct. 10 that local outlet The Midwesterner depicted as “Michigan rally cheers Hamas attack.” At the event, Imam Imran Salha of Dearborn’s Islamic Center of Detroit celebrated the butchery before hundreds of attendees, declaring that Israel’s deeds have ignited a “fire in our hearts that will burn that state [Israel] until its demise.” Stalinsky notes that 16 months ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded this Islamic center $150,000 in grants.
Not to be outdone, at a rally the following week at Dearborn’s Henry Ford Centennial Library, Imam Usama Abdulghani referred to Oct. 7 as “one of the days of God” and a “miracle come true” and to Hamas terrorists as “honorable.”
Stalinsky also notes various institutions within Dearborn valorizing Hamas, such as the Hadi Institute. That organization oversees an Islamic Montessori school and was found to have hosted a “Commemoration of the Martyrs” in honor of sanctioned Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani and other “martyrs” just last month.
Unsurprisingly, as Stalinsky notes, one of the most prominent jihadist sheiks happens to be a born and raised native of Dearborn and current resident. Ahmad Musa Jibril regularly calls for holy war from his house in Michigan,
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