NYT Just Said It Wants Thousands Of Syrian Muslims To Move To This U.S. City

The headline of a recent New York Times editorial suggested that allowing foreign Muslims to “settle Detroit” is an ideal way to restore the largely destitute city. Authors David D. Laitin and Marc Jahr offer some theories to back up their hypothesis, including the fact that Detroit’s economic crisis and Syria’s civil war are potentially complementary humanitarian crises.

In the authors’ opinion, largely Muslim refugees from Syria would make an “ideal community” to assist in restoring Motor City, since “Arab-Americans are already a vibrant and successful presence in the Detroit metropolitan area.”

Based on evidence suggesting those currently here are often successful in business, the editorial posits that another influx of thousands from a similar culture could fare just as well. While they admit that we “cannot know for sure,” Laitin and Jahr cite anecdotal evidence that victims of violent crime “become more active citizens than similar compatriots who have not suffered from these traumatic events.”

Laying out the various federal agencies that would need to work in tandem to make such a project work, the authors concluded that their plan is “eminently feasible.”

To foster the diversity often exalted above all other considerations, the editorial also emphasized the role of “African-Americans and Latinos” in the future of Detroit.

The authors did address some of the concerns they acknowledged opponents might raise upon hearing their plan. For critics of any plan that would facilitate such a rapid immigration, however, the explanations were insufficient.

Readers left a variety of comments in response to a Right Wing News article about the editorial. Reaction ranged from a denunciation of the authors – and the Times – to assertions that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with American values.

At least a few pointed out that Laitin and Jahr seem to be addressing Detroit’s problems without acknowledging their root cause.

“You still need to get rid of the liberal idiots ‘running’ the city,” one reader insisted.

Should Syrian refugees be dropped off in Detroit? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Michigan Black Caucus Leader Arrested On Gun Crimes

A state senator who chairs the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus was taken into custody Sunday on suspicion of firing a gun at the vehicle of his ex-wife.

State Sen. Virgil Smith, a Democrat who represents parts of Detroit, was taken into custody around noon Sunday after gunshots were fired at a vehicle outside his home, The Detroit News reported.

The Detroit Free Press noted that the incident happened around 1 AM the same day. The publication added the following Monday:

The incident occurred after the Detroit Democrat’s ex-wife pushed her way into the house and attempted to attack another woman who was in Smith’s bed, according to police. Smith told police he she threw a chair at the windows of his house and he shot at her car.

According to police, Smith said it was the stupidest thing he had done in his life. Police sources told The Free Press that the ex-wife approached the house and started banging on his window.

After Smith opened his door, she kicked it, forced herself inside, and went into the bedroom where she saw another woman. The ex-wife attempted to attack the other woman with whom Smith was spending the night, police said.

When Smith went to the front door, he saw his ex-wife throwing a chair at his house windows. He then shot at the woman’s vehicle. 10 shots reportedly hit the car.

Democrats are admonishing Smith’s behavior. Progress Michigan has even called for Smith’s resignation. “If these allegations against the Senator are true, he should resign immediately,” said executive director Lonnie Scott.

The right to due process is an important value shared by progressives and while the Senator is innocent until proven guilty, these extremely troubling allegations and legal proceedings will make it difficult at best for him to represent his constituents

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, is declining any comment for now. “That’s in the criminal justice system, and that will go through the normal due-process.”

Smith is still in Detroit Police custody as of Monday evening.

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Do you think the senator should go to jail for a long time? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Breaking: Famous American Muslim Claims Pam Geller Is ‘Worse Than ISIS’ On Air

This weekend, video from a news program out of Michigan surfaced featuring a prominent Muslim American businessman and publisher making outrageous claims about Pamela Geller, her “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas, and ISIS. Watch the clip first. You won’t believe your ears. Then, when you read up on the context … you won’t believe your eyes.

Did you catch that? Plain as day, that man just said:

She is a hatemonger. She is drawing incitement and violence… Let me talk a little bit about ISIS. ISIS is a hate group exactly like Pamela Geller. She is drawing killers, she makes killers, she is inviting killers to come in …She is worse than ISIS. She is worse than ISIS.

Worse. Than. ISIS. Unbelievable. Although he did get one thing right. He said “she is drawing killers.” That’s true. They were definitely drawing that.

Now, this guy isn’t some lone-wolf extremist. That was Osama Siblani, publisher of “Arab American News,” the largest and most widely-circulated Arab-American publication in the United States. He’s been editing/publishing out of Dearborn, Michigan, since 1984. Dearborn boasts the highest concentration of Arab Muslims in the United States… and Osama Siblani is the editor of arguably their most emblematic publication in the country.

My show is based out of Detroit/Ann Arbor, and I’m quite familiar with Dearborn. One of my favorite restaurants ever was caught funneling money to Hezbollah. We were literally discussing it and laughing about it on the air this week. “Yep, those terrorists sure make good food though” is an exact quote. This is par for the course for Dearborn, and everyone in eastern Michigan knows it.

Allow me to re-iterate: This man is not a lone-wolf; he has acted as a widely-accepted ambassador for Arab-American Muslims since 1984. He not only blamed Pamela Geller for the terror attempt in Garland, but he flat-out said that she, as an American exercising her free speech rights… was worse than ISIS. Worse than ISIS.

Muslim Americans, we await your grand protest…and your demanding of his immediate resignation.

… Any minute now.

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You’ll Be Amazed How This Craftsman Lovingly Turns One City’s Ruins Into Awesome Beauty

Image Credit: CBS News

One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure, especially when Mark Wallace gets his talented hands on it.

How fitting that this story comes out of Detroit, Motown, where a musical Phoenix of sorts is rising from the ashes of depressed sections of a once-great metropolis.

As CBS News reports, Detroit is littered with more than 70,000 abandoned buildings, many of them vacant industrial structures. But it’s the wood in those empty buildings — wood harvested decades ago from old-growth forests and now left to rot — that’s being transformed into stunning musical instruments for a new Motown sound.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch a CBS News feature story on Mark Wallace, who proudly says his unique guitars — hand-crafted from reclaimed wood — “are a tribute to Detroit’s rich music history from Motown to classic rock to rap.”

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Detroit In RUINS! (Crowder Goes Ghetto)

DetroitRuins Link

Courtesy of LouderWithCrowder.com

Detroit’s become a political punchline in the USA, but what really caused the demise of one of the nation’s wealthiest cities? I explain in the above video.

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