The scourge of Islam takes root
One of the nation's leading critics of the Islamic religion is concerned that a Michigan community could become the first U.S. municipality to be controlled by Muslims.
Hamtramck, Michigan, made news in 2004 when the city council passed an ordinance allowing Muslims to broadcast calls for prayer over loudspeakers in the community. Now Hamtramck has four Muslims seeking city council posts. If all are victorious, they would join one incumbent Muslim council member to control five of the six council seats.
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is concerned over this upcoming election. He believes the Muslims are emboldened in the city and would impose their laws on everyone else in the community.
"The fact that there is an increasingly assertive population there [as well as] an increasingly numerous population ... will only make this kind of unilateral assertion of their will more common than it already has been," Spencer asserts.
Spencer notes several examples of Muslim assertiveness have already been witnessed -- such as in Minneapolis, where Muslim workers at a Target store refused to handle pork and airport cab drivers refused to give service to people who had alcoholic beverages with them. He also points out that requests have been made for foot baths to be placed in taxi stations for Muslim cab drivers.
"I would expect that a Muslim-controlled city council in Hamtramck could institute all these things [and many others as well] as a matter of city policy," Spencer says.