‘Battle of Sacred Cow Groups’ Begins in MI After All-Muslim City Council Bans Pride Flag on City Property
“We welcomed you. We created nonprofits to help feed, clothe, find housing. We did everything we could to make your transition here easier, and this is how you repay us, by stabbing us in the back?”
Though Democrats have blamed conservative Republicans for the growing outcry from the Muslim community over the radical LGBTQ agenda being forced on children in public schools, the belief still exists among woke leftists that if they continue to play nice they can coexist with—and win over—devoutly religious, socially conservative Muslims who have become disaffected with Democratic Party.
It’s almost an understatement to say that theory has been put to the test in one city in Michigan, which saw an all-Muslim city council and mayor unanimously vote to ban the Pride flag and some other flags from being displayed on city property, a vote they held during ‘Pride Month’:
An all-Muslim council’s decision to block the display of Pride flags on city property in a small Michigan town has angered allies and members of the LGBQT community, who feel the support they provided immigrant groups has been reciprocated with betrayal. https://t.co/SmIMcuLXft
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 16, 2023
From the Washington Post‘s report:
And last year, a Muslim who emigrated from Yemen as a teenager became mayor — the city’s first leader in nearly a century with no Polish roots — alongside what is believed to be the nation’s only all-Muslim city council.
Many residents in this tiny enclave just north of downtown Detroit saw these changes as a sign of the Hamtramck’s progressiveness. The Muslim community that had previously experienced discrimination, including voter intimidation and resistance to mosques’ public call to prayer, had finally taken its seats at the table.
Yet the ethnic, cultural and religious diversity that made Hamtramck something of a model is being put severely to the test. In June, after divisive debate, the six-member council blocked the display of Pride flags on city property — action that has angered allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community, who feel that the support they provided the immigrant groups has been reciprocated with betrayal.
“We welcomed you,” former council member Catrina Stackpoole, a retired social worker who identifies as gay, recalls telling the council this summer. “We created nonprofits to help feed, clothe, find housing. We did everything we could to make your transition here easier, and this is how you repay us, by stabbing us in the back?”
The only flags that can be displayed on city property, per the WaPo‘s report, are “U.S., state, city and POW/MIA banners.”
My first thought when I read this was “What the heck did they expect?” My second was to remind myself that the far left always expects mindless subservience from their core voting blocs.
Though there seemed to be general agreement from Twitter conservatives with the vote to only allow the American flag and related flags on city property, some other observations were made about the widening political rift in Hamtramck which ranged from serious to downright hilarious:
Is that how they think this works? Hey we paid you lip service, now please abandon your social and religious beliefs for us. https://t.co/WhLxW2RXqn
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 16, 2023
At some point liberals are going to figure out devout Muslim communities are FAR to the Right of The Christian Right. https://t.co/BhpXoFMThB
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 16, 2023
Some pointed to the “intersectionality” aspect of all of this:
Intersectionality, under strain https://t.co/NiSJb7uYv3
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 17, 2023
Intersectionality has its limits.
— Steven Groves (@stevegroves) September 16, 2023
Then there was the “let them fight” contingent:
— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) September 16, 2023
The yet untested battle of sacred cow groups within their tent is going to be glorious. https://t.co/Yl66x2qGHc
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 16, 2023
Let the victim Olympics begin!
— BilboSwaggens (@Swaggens3Bilbo) September 17, 2023
This Twitter user summed up things nicely:
The Democrat coalition is a bunch of groups that hate each other and whose long-term goals are mutually incompatible. Patronage/bribery is one main things besides mutual enemies holding this ramshackle alliance together. If the money runs out it will collapse fast. https://t.co/ZDqWB4GU8s
— Carolina Lion (@CarolinaLion2) September 16, 2023
“If the money runs out it will collapse fast.” Couldn’t happen soon enough in my humble opinion.
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