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WSJ Op-Ed: Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan Celebrated the Events of October 7th

WSJ Op-Ed: Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan Celebrated the Events of October 7th

“Almost immediately after Oct. 7, and long before Israel began its ground offensive in Gaza, people were celebrating the horrific events of that day in pro-Hamas rallies and marches throughout Dearborn.”

This is disturbing. Maybe America should be paying closer attention to what’s happening here.

Steven Stalinsky writes at the Wall Street Journal:

Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital

Thousands march in support of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. Protesters, many with kaffiyehs covering their faces, shout “Intifada, intifada,” “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” and “America is a terrorist state.” Local imams give fiery antisemitic sermons. This isn’t the Middle East. It’s the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Mich.

Almost immediately after Oct. 7, and long before Israel began its ground offensive in Gaza, people were celebrating the horrific events of that day in pro-Hamas rallies and marches throughout Dearborn. A local headline describing an Oct. 10 event at the Ford Performing Arts Center read “Michigan rally cheers Hamas attack.” Imam Imran Salha of Dearborn’s Islamic Center of Detroit told the crowd that Israel’s past actions have put “fire in our hearts that will burn that state”—Israel— “until its demise.” In May 2023, Mr. Salha had urged his congregation to say “amen” in agreement with his prayer that Allah “eradicate from existence” the “sick, disgusting Zionist regime.” In October 2022, according to the Washington Free Beacon, his organization received $150,000 in funding from the Homeland Security Department’s nonprofit security grants program.

At another rally, held Oct. 14 in front of the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Imam Usama Abdulghani also didn’t hide his support for Hamas’s terrorist actions. The American-born, Iranian-educated Shiite Islamic scholar called Oct. 7 “one of the days of God” and a “miracle come true.” He described the attackers as “honorable.” He said they were “lions” defending “the entire nation of Muhammad the messenger.”

Local enthusiasm for jihad against Israel and the West extends beyond celebration of Hamas. The Islamic Center of America, a leading Dearborn mosque, held a memorial service on Dec. 30 for a Hezbollah operative killed in an Israeli airstrike. The Hadi Institute, which runs an Islamic Montessori school and bills itself as a youth community center, held a “Commemoration of the Martyrs” on Jan. 5. This event honored Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, leader of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq. Both men were on the U.S. list of designated terrorists when they were killed in a U.S. airstrike on Jan. 3, 2020. The commemoration included poetry and praise, along with claims about ISIS being operated by both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Mossad. Imam Abdulghani used his remarks to express his “warmest congratulations” to “our very special leader, Imam Khamenei”—essentially declaring allegiance to the Iranian ayatollah who regularly calls for the destruction of the U.S.


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Ship them all off to Gaza so they can directly support the brothers.

Just like they celebrated after 9/11.

We’re at not for the license plates on the cars, you might think the picture at the top of the story was in fact Dearborn, Michigan

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Ironclaw. | February 4, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    That’s what I thought. Or Minnesota.

    It should be “Were it not for …” But you make an excellent point. That picture, in which the cars carry no American license plates, was not in the original article in the Journal. And even if it was taken in Israel or elsewhere in the Middle East, it seems devious of Legal Insurrection to have used it here, because it’s clearly intended to insinuate that it was a scene in Dearborn.

Relatives of the NJ candy givers on 9-11. Loving death, like heroin.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | February 4, 2024 at 4:43 pm

JR and Thad Jarvis will be here shortly, celebrating the fact that Islam is a peaceful religion, and anyone who makes any comment about Muslims committing or celebrating murder of Jews is a racist.

Then they will extol the virtue of themselves, and condemn the hateful acts of anyone against people from these peaceful countries. Followed by calling everyone keyboard warriors who want to start civil wars, but can’t because we all are fat, stupid Americans who enjoy food and TV too much.

I believe I captured the sentiment.

Why is it a “phobia,” their creed which we cravely admit as a religion for why I don’t know. I understand in a way. Nobody wants to say f*** them as heartily as I do. No decent person would allow it. But we’re fighting indecents

When these Imams talk we should realize they are espousing a culture or religion that has been violently and criminally persecuting Christians for 1600 yrs. And we let them stay.

    Milhouse in reply to JimWoo. | February 4, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    Both of the imams quoted were born in the USA, so we don’t “let” them stay, this is their home and they have the same right to it as we do.

      ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to Milhouse. | February 4, 2024 at 11:40 pm


      Traitors are not part of “we”. They have lost any rights to claim as Americans. That’s the thing about treason and traitors …

      This ain’t rocket surgery.

        Traitors do not forfeit their citizenship; and these imams are not traitors. So says the constitution, which you are not entitled to disagree with. The country belongs to them as much as to you, and they have the same right to stay here as you do. So your question, why do we “let” them stay here, is nonsensical and contrary to the constitution, which makes it by definition un-American.

          Virginia42 in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 8:53 am

          You can disagree with political positions, but pretty sure you aren’t supposed to advocate killing Jews (I could be wrong…) and some of the other crap they do. Constitution is not a suicide pact and all that.

          Milhouse in reply to Virginia42. | February 5, 2024 at 12:25 pm

          You are wrong. The constitution protects all advocacy equally, whether you’re advocating adopting puppies or eating them. And yes, that does include advocating wiping out the Jews, overthrowing the government, and reintroducing slavery. This is settled, black-letter law.

          The constitution is the supreme law of the land. It is not optional. And it’s only because of the first amendment that you can say things like “not a suicide pact” and not get arrested.

          destroycommunism in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 1:02 pm

          you need to read up on scotus rulings that cause a major dent into your claims

          And I am not saying they shouldnt have the right to their hate speech

          but again,,,court rulings will show you otherwise

          heck obamabiden admin made it legal to “eliminate” usa citizens

          ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 5:02 pm

          Traitors do not forfeit their citizenship;

          You are a lying retard.

          8 U.S. Code § 1481 – Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized citizen; voluntary action; burden of proof; presumptions


          (a)A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality—


          (7)committing any act of treason against, or attempting by force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the United States, violating or conspiring to violate any of the provisions of section 2383 of title 18, or willfully performing any act in violation of section 2385 of title 18, or violating section 2384 of title 18 by engaging in a conspiracy to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, if and when he is convicted thereof by a court martial or by a court of competent jurisdiction.

          You lie and make stuff up and then accuse everyone else of lying. You are pathetic, really.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | February 6, 2024 at 1:36 am


          you need to read up on scotus rulings that cause a major dent into your claims

          There are no such rulings. On the contrary, the court has been completely consistent for decades: All advocacy is at the very core of protected speech.

          Primordial Liar:
          You are such an idiot, you even forgot to delete the words that prove you’re a lying liar who lies:

          with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality

          That is what I have been saying all along: US citizenship, once validly obtained, can only be lost voluntarily. Treason does not forfeit your citizenship, unless you want and intend it to. Of course if you want to renounce your citizenship you don’t have to commit treason; a simple letter to the nearest US embassy will do it. You may have to pay a hefty fee, though.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | February 6, 2024 at 1:38 am

          Oh, and “obamabiden admin” did not “make it legal to ‘eliminate’ usa citizens”. If you take up arms against the USA you are a legitimate target for a military attack, and it has never mattered what passport you carry.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Milhouse. | February 4, 2024 at 11:44 pm

      When has US Citizenship EVER stopped a Democratic president from killing them? But Biden and Obama aren’t available for comment.

      Of course, I await breathlessly for you to expound in great detail the ins and outs of how US citizens (and innocent people worldwide) haven’t been murdered by drone strikes from these two murderous regimes.

      OK buttercup. Your turn.

        1. We are not talking about killing them, but about “why we let them stay”. And the answer is that we don’t “let” them stay, they have an inherent right to stay because it is their country.

        2. US citizens (and innocent people worldwide) have NOT been murdered by drone strikes. Legitimate warfare is not murder. It is the president’s duty to conduct the USA’s wars against their enemies, and that is what all presidents have done. Drone strikes on enemy forces are legitimate acts of war. Surely you are not claiming that US citizenship exempts someone from being killed in war!!!

          AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 9:46 am

          You never disappoint.

          Thanks for proving my point.

          And you’ve just proven mine. You’re an enemy of the constitution.

          destroycommunism in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 1:05 pm

          #2…you only need look back to the obamabiden admin to PROVE your statement wrong against american citizens being “eliminated”

          #1 you are correct they do get to stay but their hate speech is no longer a given protection as new laws are being written up as

          “Disorderly conduct” etc to stop hate speech


          Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 7:31 pm

          I’m talking about killing them. I am. The Construction isn’t a suicide pact. I swore an oath to the Constitution who the fu** are you?

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | February 6, 2024 at 1:41 am

          #1 you are correct they do get to stay but their hate speech is no longer a given protection as new laws are being written up as

          “Disorderly conduct” etc to stop hate speech

          Wrong. Dangerously wrong. There are no such “laws being written up”, whatever that means, because they would be unconstitutional.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | February 6, 2024 at 1:42 am

          I’m talking about killing them. I am. The Construction isn’t a suicide pact. I swore an oath to the Constitution who the fu** are you?

          If you swore an oath to the constitution then by advocating that people be killed for exercising their constitutional rights you are betraying that oath. Which you have a right to do, but don’t pretend that it isn’t what you’re doing.

      pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | February 5, 2024 at 9:46 am

      Then it was a mistake to allow their parents to come to America.

        Arminius in reply to pst314. | February 5, 2024 at 7:35 pm

        I can and will show up whenever I feel like it. The Construction doesn’t allow a subset to deny human beings their rights

Our current political leaders, both democrats and republican, keep telling us that Islam is a peaceful religion.

This is a lie!

Islam has been at war with the USA since the Jefferson administration in the late 1700’s.

I remember when my steering assembly was “a proud product of Dearborn.”
Now their primary product is jabberwock steering committees.

E Howard Hunt | February 4, 2024 at 8:11 pm

Soon they will be reenacting the events.

Didn’t Ford recruit the Muslims specifically because he hated Jews

For his car plants

I misremembering this?

destroycommunism | February 4, 2024 at 10:55 pm

if you hate america
you hate israel
if you hate israel
you hate america

so them screaming for genocide of israel is doing the same to americans

and the muslllims are not the only ones whose culture is not a mix for the western ideals

Assimilation into the wider civic norms of the USA remains important. Not just for immigrants but for successive generations of native born US Citizens. What we see here is an example of how that process off assimilation has failed. We see other examples on our University Campuses.

    Virginia42 in reply to CommoChief. | February 5, 2024 at 8:55 am

    But the left has actively undermined it for decades. Fixing the problem would be very difficult at this stage without a massive purge of US institutions. Don’t see that happening anytime soon.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Virginia42. | February 5, 2024 at 9:48 am

      Well, we do have nukes.

      Joe Biden is fond of commenting on the value and utility of F-16s…

      CommoChief in reply to Virginia42. | February 5, 2024 at 9:58 am

      How about the general public choosing to enforce basic societal norms? The problem with that route is we have effectively purged the concept of shame from our society. It wasn’t just ‘leftists’ who allowed or championed that.

      The general public can still choose to withdraw support and patronage from businesses or individuals who act in an aberrant way. That same public could hold their own legislators accountable to do the same when Dearborn asks for State assistance.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to CommoChief. | February 5, 2024 at 11:18 am

        The problem has expanded far beyond Dearborn, Inkster, Hamtramck and steadily spreading out from there.

          CommoChief in reply to JohnSmith100. | February 5, 2024 at 11:40 am

          All the more reason for the public to become far more involved and far more demanding of their political class and of themselves to use old fashioned shame,/shunning to restore norms.


“Harm or kill Jews, and the Jews will harm and kill you back” – seen on the internet

This should be the Jewish creed from Oct. 7 and onward.

Steven Brizel | February 5, 2024 at 9:16 am

See this article Democrats lke Biden are so far left that theuy would stoop so low as to campaign here and not in strong Jewish communities or show up at a ,massive rally in DC

There were reports, at the time denied by the government, that said Muslim believers celebrated the 9-11 terror attacks. We have now seen a repeat of where some Muslim believers stand. It is also very concerning that there are no Muslim leaders speaking out against the atrocities committed by Hamas on 10/7 and the American Muslim demonstrations of support. The governments concern is largely that of mass riots between Muslims and non-muslim Americans and the loss of Muslim votes. This is another example that diversity is not a strength, it is a wedge issue and leads to the possibility that Dearborn, Minneapolis, and other enclaves will become mini Gaza’s.

    pst314 in reply to kjon. | February 5, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Yes: Americans witnessed Muslims in America celebrating 9-11.
    But if you oppose Muslim immigration you are a raacist and must be punished.

President Trump
Spoke to the Muslims celebrating in. NYC 9/11 a
D the left and media went full metal jacket

He said you could hear them celebrating on the rooftops, streets

I bet if we try hard enough, there is footage of it ,
Someone has it.

Vile narcissist-incompetent-dunce, Obama, and, the rest of the Dhimmi-crats have for decades engaged in obnoxious, dishonest and corrosive Islamophilia, ignoring the glaring and intrinsic supremacism, misogyny, hatred of non-Muslims, belligerence, totalitarianism and sundry other pathologies of the ideology of “Submission.”

Obama stated, in typically disingenuous and revisionist fashion, that “Islam has always been a part of America.”

The bullying, fascistic behavior of many Muslims living in the U.S. — I will not call them “Americans,” because in their Islamofascist, pro-terrorist beliefs, they are not — stands in direct contravention to secular, democratic norms and the values of the Enlightenment.

This is why Muslims shouldn’t be allowed into the USA. We excluded communists during the Cold War and should do the same for Muslims while we are fighting Muslim terrorists alongside Israel.

destroycommunism | February 5, 2024 at 1:12 pm

Diversity WASSS a strength when the diversed WANTED to mold into one

not to give up their own cultured traditions BUT TO BLEND IN WITH WESTERN IDEALS

Since the pols now insist that laws function AGAINST THAT EXACT POV

there is no need to enjoy western ideals

just western advancements like

air conditioning
food stores in every neighborhood ( but gone from places>>CULTURES that practice non western love of capitalism ideals)
etc etc

the left knows this is true which is WHY THEY CREATE AND LOVE SEC8 etc etc so that those racist white owned homes can change hands to non whites asap as the left ALSO pushes the

no more single family neighborhoods >>racist

destroycommunism | February 5, 2024 at 1:21 pm

having a differing of opinions is NOT WHATS AT ISSUE

the issue is the changing of the power structure to people that will and have in most every cases lived off the goods and services of others withOUT benefit of any positive contribution

so the claim that

“we built this country” is somewhat true ( you HELPPPED build this country)

and very bad VERY BAD people took away or didnt allow you to fully have a chance to participate

that was and is will ALWAYS be wrong

but now your “solutions” are to do it to people who are innocent YET IN THIS VERY SAME DAY/TIMEFRAME

your people loot and riot ( nope,,no justification will make it better..we gave them room to destroy etc)


and the muslimsblm faction do in fact work together as a common enemy of theirs is

westernism >>capitalism

all the while they hypocritically pursue the beauties that that very

capitalism brings AND HAS BROUGHT to the world

bad actions by some notwithstanding