When I wrote about creeping Sharia in America back in January in my article “One Nation under Allah” I was called an “Islamophobe.” In March I co-wrote “Are we financing our own demise” with Joy Brighton, an expert in Sharia finance. For that, I was called an “alarmist.” Also in March I wrote an article in which I told the truth about the treatment of women who live under Sharia law and I was called a “racist”. In April I wrote about the amount of terror that stems from Islam. I was called a “hate monger”. Last week in my article “You’re doin’ fine Oklahoma” I wrote about the ban of Sharia in Oklahoma and was told I was “crazy” to believe that Sharia could ever happen here in America.
Well, to all my critics, welcome to Dearborn, Michigan.
According to the Thomas More Law Center news:
“ANN ARBOR, MI – In what some have described as police enforcement of Sharia law at the annual Dearborn Arab International Festival, last Friday night Dearborn Police Officers arrested four Christian missionaries and illegally confiscated their video cameras which were recording the events surrounding their arrests. The Thomas More Law Center, a public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced it is representing all of the Christian missionaries.
Arrested on charges of Breach of the Peace are: Negeen Mayel, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, and David Wood. Mayel, an eighteen year old female, whose parents emigrated from Afghanistan and a recent convert from Islam to Christianity, was also charged with failure to obey a police officer’s orders. She was approximately 100 feet away and videotaping a discussion with some Muslims when her camera was seized.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “These Christian missionaries were exercising their Constitutional rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion, but apparently the Constitution carries little weight in Dearborn, where the Muslim population seems to dominate the political apparatus. It’s apparent that these arrests were a retaliatory action over the embarrassing video of the strong arm tactics used last year by Festival Security Guards. This time, the first thing police officers did before making the arrests was to confiscate the video cameras in order to prevent a recording of what was actually happening.”
Thompson continued, “Contrary to the comments made by Police Chief Ron Haddad, our Constitution does not allow police to ban the right of free speech just because there are some hecklers. Not all police officers approve of the way their department treated these Christians.”
Robert Muise, Senior Trial Counsel with the Law Center in charge of the case, yesterday faxed a letter to Chief Haddad demanding that the three video cameras and tapes illegally seized from the missionaries be immediately returned.”
As the time of writing this, their cameras have yet to be returned. I, for one, have to wonder if - when these cameras are returned - the memory cards will have mysteriously been wiped clean or disappeared.
In case as you were reading this, you missed it… The Chief of Police of Dearborn is Ronald Haddad. Yes, we can assume that Chief Haddad is a Muslim. Those that I have spoken to involved in this case have confirmed this.
Last Tuesday evening I was able to interview David Wood, one of those arrested, on the radio show “Radio Jihad” which I co-host weekly. David stated :
“Three of the four that were arrested were not even speaking to anyone at the time of the arrest, but they were just filming. They were standing on the sidewalk and not stopping anyone from coming or going or impeding pedestrian traffic.”
David also explained that:
“Two thirds of Dearborn, Michigan is Muslim.”
According to David’s website “Answering Muslims”:
“In Dearborn, they are giving one religion special status (establishment of religion), prohibiting the free exercise of our religion, preventing our freedom of speech, and denying our right to assemble peaceably. (And we haven't even gotten to other rights that were violated, such as having our cameras illegally seized, having a police department illegally retain information that exonerates us, having us wrongly charged and imprisoned, etc.)”
“We were arrested for having a peaceful dialogue with Muslims. The police claimed we were being disruptive. We invited them to view the video footage, which would prove our innocence. They refused, preferring to take us to jail when we had indisputable proof against the false charges. Police seized our cameras illegally, and have to this day refused to share the footage with us, footage that will completely exonerate us. Police Chief Ronald Haddad refuses to return our cameras; despite the fact that he knows we are innocent.”
Witnesses to the arrest reported some very disturbing things as well. A Coptic (Egyptian Christian) woman called Maria noted:
“A police officer had removed the camera from David and proceeded to handcuff him. I heard David calmly assure, "It’s okay. No big deal," while being handcuffed. All three men were escorted out of the group with their hands behind their backs. The police were carrying the cameras that Paul and David had been using. Neither of the arrested men resisted, and were very compliant as they were heading out of the crowd, to where the police had been stationed. People within the crowd were cheering, shouting "Allah akbar!" while clapping and shouting. The police continued walking out of the group. When a single man shouted "Jesus is Lord!" one officer who had already passed him, came back and told him to "be quiet". Neither of the officers said anything to the crowd of Muslims that were cheering, while shouting "Allah akbar!" After taking Paul, David, and Nabeel to the parking lot where the police were stationed, many security guards had followed and formed two groups. A smaller group of around three security guards were standing closer to the police. A larger group of around five security guards were farther away. Paul, David, and Nabeel were put into a van and taken away.”
So, let me get this straight. David, Paul, Nabeel and Negeen were arrested and charged with “Breach of the peace” for standing and speaking to people that came up to themand filming, but the people that screamed “Allah akbar” were not? And, the gentleman that yelled “Jesus is Lord” was told to be quiet by the police? Yeah, and I’m the “crazy” one.
After they were released the group went back to the festival and stayed outside on the sidewalk and attempted to hand out pamphlets of the Gospel of John in English with Arabic translation. Not three minutes went by before the police again stopped them. Here is the link to that video.
The last time I checked, The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
For purposes of comparison, under Sharia law:
“Non-Muslims are not allowed to proclaim their beliefs to Muslims and Muslims are forbidden to leave Islam, leaving Islam is “apostasy” with the possible penalty of death”.
What Constitution are the Dearborn police following? Do we really have to wonder whether or not Sharia is here? In an earlier article - “How Do You Plead, Guilty or Not Guilty? ‘I Plead Muslim!’” I pointed out that States within the U.S. were setting precedents in our judicial system for Sharia law. Once again, I was told I was crazy to ever think that Sharia law would be allowed in our system of justice due to our Constitution. A lawyer friend of mine who is a Professor of Constitutional law told me:
“Sharia is not compatible with the U.S. Constitution, it can never happen.”
Well, he is correct about one thing; Sharia is not compatible with our Constitution.
As if our Constitution being trampled is not enough, Police Chief Ronald Haddad was recently appointed to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which provides advice and recommendations to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on matters related to homeland security. Well, once again, I guess I am the crazy one.
I have been warning and writing and speaking about this for years, I urged you all to speak up and speak out. I said that we in America only have to look at the U.K. or Europe to see where we are headed if something is not done soon and now it has happened.
I am not proud to say “I warned you”, it is here people, Sharia in America. Our Nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian values and principals has now seen the arrest of four people for exercising their rights at an Arab festival.
What are you going to do about it? Contact your Representatives, call the Mayor of Dearborn? You can contact the Dearborn office of the Mayor at 313-943-2300 or Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2240.
“You see, it's been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn't we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”
You choose which way you want to live, while you still can.
Gadi Adelman is a freelance writer and lecturer on the history of terrorism and counterterrorism. He grew up in Israel, studying terrorism and Islam for 35 years after surviving a terrorist bomb in Jerusalem in which 7 children were killed. Since returning to the U. S., Gadi teaches and lectures to law enforcement agencies as well as high schools and colleges. He can be heard every Thursday night at 9PM est. on his own radio show “America Akbar” on Windows to Liberty Radio Network. He can be reached through his website http://gadiadelman.com.