With a large population of Muslim and Arab Americans, Dearborn has the most per capita residents on a shadowy and unaccountable watchlist. It is nearly impossible to find out if you’re on it, let alone get your name off.
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When one looks at the state of our country where fascism and Nazism is on the rise, it is easy to forget that there are pockets of hope.
Hint: It involves actually getting to know Muslim Americans.
Hats off to her negotiating skills.
Arab-Americans in Dearborn, Michigan, shut down uneducated commentary about their support for Bernie Sanders.
The local zoning board and mayor are the latest faces of Islamophobia as they show opposition to the site for a variety of, frankly, stupid reasons. The mayor is even claiming that places of worship don't belong near houses.
"The only thing here to surveil is falafel."
So, I finally figured it out. You know those epidemic levels of asthma in Detroit and Dearborn? You know those massive, pollution-causing factories and their smoke stacks? Well, I found the perfect, slightly snarky, fix. Put a hookah pipe on it!
His name is pastor Steven Anderson who hails from a small church in Arizona called the Faithful Word Baptist Church. Anderson and his church just so happen to be on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups.
Most people believe in freedom of speech. Most people also believe that a business shouldn't have the right to discriminate against customers for their religious and political beliefs. But what if you were faced with a situation where you had to choose?