Dearborn on prohibiting the free exercise thereof

2010 June 23

In Sharia Comes To Dearborn, Power Line  reminds us:

Under Sharia law, it is forbidden to proselytize to Muslims, and no Muslim can leave the faith.

Four Christian missionaries were arrested on Friday in Dearborn, Michigan.  Their crime appears to have been handing out the gospel of John.

Go to 1:22 and watch eight policemen walk up.  The camera is confiscated at 3:10.

The Thomas More Law Center will be defending them.  There is another video at their site.  World Net Daily has a couple of interesting facts.  The day before this arrest, a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals had granted a motion, “…requested by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Pastor George Saieg, a Sudanese Christian who has been trying to get permission to distribute literature and talk about his Christianity to Muslims at the festival.”  The other item is about Dearborn’s Police Chief.  WND provides a link from May 3 that is rich with irony:

[Dearborn] 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….

“It’s an honor, a privilege and a tremendous responsibility,” said Haddad, who traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to meet with his fellow council members…. [Check out the link for the names of those council members that includes two representatives of Muslim groups.]

“Our job is to identify what type of training would suit front line law enforcement, officers, and to improve their ability to work more effectively with community members to mitigate threats or actual crime,” Haddad said….

“We’re engaging the community in a way that’s never been done before,” Haddad said.

You might also be interested in knowing that the name of Haddad raised a flag with me.  I asked my husband about the surname, and he replied it’s Arab and said he thought Ben-hadad is mentioned in the Bible.  Yes, there were several men named Ben-hadad, who were each king of Damascus/Aram.

Further searching dug up this:

Haddad is the city’s first Arab American police chief.

Those are the dots.  You connect them.

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.

Pamela Geller has a few more details.

H/T:  Power Line via Hot Air, World Net Daily, Dearborn Press & Guide, The Arab American News.

12 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 June 24 6:26 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Worse! It shows that the police are willing to commit an illegal order.

  2. 2010 June 24 6:30 am


    still think he’s above 40% nationally?

    I sure as hell dont!

  3. 2010 June 24 6:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Gird your loins. Can the BP spill get worse? As Sarah would say — You Betcha! Linky.

  4. 2010 June 24 6:37 am
    drdog09 permalink


    If people were honest with the pollsters he’s probably in the 30% range.

  5. 2010 June 24 6:39 am
    fedupartist permalink

    Day 66.

  6. 2010 June 24 6:45 am
    bc3b permalink

    At least Dearborn Police Chief Haddad doesn’t appear to be Muslim. Salesian High School (now closed) was a Catholic boys high school.

  7. 2010 June 24 7:53 am
    Big Mo permalink

    It’s outrageous, but not unexpected. One of my heroes in the faith, Greg Stier, founder of Dare2Share (, told me and a group of youth leaders about two years ago that he expected within about 10 years, we’d see preaching the gospel outlawed. I thought at the time, “not in America!” but considering the seething hatred coming from many American atheists and liberals toward Christinaity, and our rather lukewarm response to aggressive Islam, I’m starting to believe it.

  8. 2010 June 24 8:01 am
    TLS permalink

    Slow and steady wins the race, and the muslims know it. They are inching their way in, just as they did in Europe.

    Nice to see you posting again INC!

  9. 2010 June 24 8:38 am
    justrand permalink

    Sweet Jesus…we’re traveling, and so I’m just able to post now and again (but will post up a Price of Freedom on Ronald Reagan tomorrow).

    I saw this and just about blew a gasket!!!!


    The difference between legal and acceptable is becoming clear.

    Anything you do to a Christian, whether legal or not, is “acceptable”.
    Anything you do to a Muslim (including speaking to them about something they don’t want to hear”) is illegal if THEY deem it “unacceptable”.


  10. 2010 June 24 9:38 am
    JustMary permalink

    Whining about Separation of “Church and state” only applies to Christians. *eye roll* I am so stinkin sick of this, and this is how it starts in every place that placates them. They grow more brazen, and they take over.

  11. 2010 June 25 2:39 pm
    cactusjackal permalink

    As a retired police officer I can tell you that the cops will follow whatever orders they get, including rounding us up when they get ordered to do so. Most cops, while decent and hardworking, they are, at bottom, government bureaucrats who belong to government unions (run by communists). They are very well paid and get terrific benefits (believe me, I’m getting them now) and the last thing any cop wants is to get fired for disobeying a direct order, no matter how corrupt. Take a look at how the police responded as the Nazis took over. The cops and soldiers all said in regard to their horrific actions, “I was just following orders…” They didn’t mention that they also didn’t want to lose their jobs or worse, end up in a concentration camp themselves.

  12. 2010 June 25 2:57 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Welcome to the site, cactusjackal. 🙂

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