December 1, 2009, - 10:47 am

Hey, Want a Mosque Parking Lot Next to Your House? The Arrogance of Islam, Cowardice of the West

By Debbie Schlussel

Imagine this:  You’ve worked hard all of your life.  You’ve managed to pay off your house in an upwardly mobile Detroit area suburb, and you plan to live there for the rest of it.  But, suddenly, Muslims buy the home next door and turn it into a mosque, right smack-dab in the middle of your neighborhood and next door to you.  But, wait, it gets worse, the mosque members want to transform the front lawn and driveway into a parking lot.  And soon, very soon, they will insist of broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer at all hours of the day and night.  And you will have to see a crowded parking lot next door and hear the call to prayer falsely claiming that allah is the only god.


Well, if you are Bent and Renee Boving, ages 89 and 81, respectively, and the other residents of a Northville, Michigan neighborhood, you don’t have to imagine it.  It’s a nightmare that’s very real.

Sadly, and predictably, Northville Township authorities are cowering and are set to to grant the Muslims and their mosque extraordinary variances to do all of this.  It’s happening all over America.  When neighbors oppose these monstrosities in the middle of their neighborhoods, as Warren, Michigan residents did several years ago, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department breathe down officials’ necks and warn that opposing the mosques and refusing to grant them special privileges will result in federal lawsuits forcing it down their throats.

Mohammad Usman wants Muslims in Novi and the Northville communities to have a convenient place to pray.

Many Muslims in the area travel to Canton or Farmington Hills if they want to attend daily prayers.

So sad, too bad. So, they have to drive 15 minutes. My heart bleeds. That’s the price of faith. It’s not supposed to be easy . . . unless it’s Islam and the religion is trying to assert itself on everyone else.

But the location of the Meadowbrook Islamic Center, at 41885 Eight Mile in Northville Township, has some neighbors complaining. The center, which is not yet in use, is in a residential area and occupies a single-family home. Some neighbors also are opposed to the center’s plans to create a parking lot on the front lawn.

“We’re being invaded,” said Bent Boving, 89, from his home next door. “I’m vigorously opposed to this.”

Boving and his wife, Renee Boving, 81, said their opposition isn’t based on religion. Instead, the couple say they foresee problems from traffic, vehicle pollution and noise.

“We have no problems with diversity,” Renee Boving said.

Neighbor Steve McGuirk, 53, agreed. “The biggest thing is they want to take the whole front yard up with a parking lot.”

Jennifer Frey, community development director for Northville Township, said about 150 residents attended a Nov. 18 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals on the issue.

At the meeting, the center, which bought the home in June, was requesting two variances. One would allow it to build a 42-space parking lot; the other deals with the house’s proximity to the road.

Normally, such a parking lot would have to be behind the building, but township officials said there is not enough room. The zoning board, which asked that the center consider a smaller parking lot, tabled action until Dec. 16.

Uh, yeah, there usually isn’t enough room for a parking lot on a lot for a home in the middle of a residential neighborhood. That’s not rocket science. Here’s an idea for these arrogant Muslims: try buying a lot in an area zoned for business, instead of asserting your religion–and a parking lot–on a quiet residential neighborhood.

Usman said some days prayers could draw as many as 100 people. Usman, a township resident since 1996 who chairs the center’s Board of Trustees, said the impact on the lives of those nearby would be minimal.

Minimal? You live in a quiet middle-class neighborhood and, five times a day, you could have 100 cars parked all over the front lawn, next door, and on your street? That’s “minimal”? Hate to see what “maximal” would be. And it won’t just be 100 cars. The traffic will grow and more and more Muslims come to this mosque, this country, and are born into high birth-rate Muslim families.

“We are very peaceful people,” he said. “We will not do anything to do harm to the community.”

He dismissed concerns from neighbors that the center would institute the Muslim call to prayer, a public broadcast of which had been a contentious issue at mosques in Hamtramck and elsewhere.

“Peaceful”?  Notice that he “dismissed” the concerns about the call to prayer, but didn’t commit that the mosque won’t do it. And, ultimately, it certainly will. I hope the people in this neighborhood enjoy waking up as early as 4:30 in the morning and, at the same time, staying up as late as 11:00 p.m. The Bovings will hear it loud and clear, since they live right next door.

Good luck with that.  So, when do the minarets go up?

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62 Responses

Time for people to stand up to the barbarian hordes. Man up, people, and rid your selves of this suburban plight. Voices of the civilized world need to be heard.

Joe on December 1, 2009 at 11:24 am

The brave citizens of Walkersville, MD were faced with a massive mosque going up in their farming community. They had the backbone and character to fight it and win. It cost them some money but it was worth it.

Of course, Michigan is a different story–infested with Muslims–probably the worst in the nation.

lexi on December 1, 2009 at 11:32 am

In the Walkersville case, the Muslims also wanted zoning changes made. That seems to be their modus operandi. Muslim wants–Muslim takes–tough luck for you, you dhimmi.

lexi on December 1, 2009 at 11:35 am

It appears that the combination of uncontrolled immigration from terror states and a native population of lazy libtards is proving fatal.

Joe on December 1, 2009 at 11:53 am

Can you imagine the “outrage” if someone in the same neighborhood wanted to do the same, but put up a church or synagogue. The resistance of city officials and possibly anti-American victim groups such as the ACLU whining, complaining, and threatening.

Suddenly there would be zoning laws that have to be enforced and cries of, “Pushing your religion on someone else!” Would be the programmed response of others. That’ll show them Christians and Jews we will not be pushed around.

But with this, we get a dose of how wonderful it is that “diversity” has come to a local neighborhood. And you can bet there will be times when some inconsiderate Mosque-goer will park on the Boving’s lawn or other neighbors, but they will be the “racist hateful bigots” for complaining.

I remember when the big church I go to went up in Northville, there was all kinds of hurdles, steps, and stages that had to be approved of and granted. But build a Mosque. No problem! Ignore zoning laws? Who needs them.

America, land of the less-free.

John on December 1, 2009 at 11:57 am

    It has indeed happened many times, when a Jewish Chabad emmisary moves into a neighborhood and does outreach to non-religious Jews, and some start coming to his house for meals and prayers- next thing you know, someone is suing that he is running a house of worship in a residential area… and yes, Chabad does lose these suits and zoning variance requests.

    Doda McCheesle on December 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

You know how one strikes back? Do the same as them. Turn your house into a place of worship that worships your God of the Pigs!

Oh yeah…get several Pot Belly Pigs and adorn them properly, make prayer to the God of Pig song and broadcast it 24 times a day, have soldier Pot Belly Pigs guarding the sanctuary of the House of God of the Pigs, and to top it off sacrifice one pig a week at your Friday services.

Yeah Right on December 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Since these muzzies can get special treatment concerning zoning,… if I lived next door, I would apply to get my house rezoned to raise animals. I would raise the biggest, smelliest pigs you can find and have a pig pickin’ every Friday with lots of beer. And just to be a good prankster, I would place pig fat under the door handles of their cars. Once inside the car, they would find out that it was pig fat all over their hands. This would make for some great youtube videos.

Jarhead on December 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I hope that the Northville Township residents speak up. But it may be too late-don’t you wonder? Why Northville Township? I’m guessing that areas with concrete opposition to a mosque were passed over-Northville Township, if I might misuse the term, might be a ‘soft target’. Meaning that the fix was in before the Muslims bought the house.

Douglas Q on December 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm

This is another example of “Sharia by inches.” It is inevitable they will begin their call to prayer at some time in the future. This is in a residential neighborhood, on Eight Mile Rd. at Meadowbrook and should be stopped.

Tom in Michigan on December 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

This is happening right here in Hawaii too, in the ultra liberal valley of Manoa where the University is located. First it was a house transformed into a Muslim association, then it was a dinner offered to fellow muslims once a week, of course their women are left to loiter around the outside of the residence. Now its nearly every night with a call to prayer claiming Allah is the only God. Neighbors drive by and the burka clad women give them the evil eye or as they say it in hawaii, Stink Eye. I know a few liberals that live in the neighborhood who at first were excepting but feel its getting out of hand.

jingo go go on December 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

The issue isn’t the issue. The issue is control. Eventually.

Kazooskibum on December 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Are these houses huge mansions? Unless the home has a huge front yard, how could it fit more than about 10 cars parked very close to one another. The whole matter doesn’t make much sense.

jayeeegee on December 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Makes me glad I live in a community with a homeowner’s association. According to our bylaws, we can’t even park our cars on the street. And our front yards have to have a certain number of trees and bushes. So no mosques with parking lots in my neighborhood, thank goodness.

jayeeegee on December 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Muslims are bad horrible people. It is right to shun these mud people. Gte them out of this neighborhood and out of America. Send these animals back to the hell they came from. They deserve nothing in life, goddamn devils.

Jon on December 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

jayeeegee – it is nice that you are thankful now……. however, Quail Ridge is a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association next door to the mini mosque. Their association has no control, apparently. This can happen in any residential area.

The muslims that bought this house knew full well what they were going to do – very stealthy I might add. Requests for variances took many of the neighboring residents off guard. They snuck in and have been using the property as an islamic prayer center. If they get their parking lot – note: it will be a done deal, official, all that and there will be no turning back.

Additionally, this article states that “the center, which is not yet in use” but it also states that on some Fridays close to 100 persons show up for prayer times. OK, if I’m not mistaken, that means that the center is in use.

Wake up everyone!

geezshell on December 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm

This is a very nice house with a large yard fronting Eight Mile Rd. just west of Meadowbrook. I truly feel for the Bovings who have made their home for many years in Northville Twp. They must be sick about this happening right next door. Imagine 100 cars going in and out on a Friday afternoon on Eight Mile adjacent to their home. Not only will it be a complete annoyance and will undoubtedly diminish their property values; it’s a traffic disaster waiting for a place to happen. Saying the effect will be minimal is just laughable. The Township owes it to the Bovings to nip this in the bud.

Tom in Michigan on December 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Eminent domain will be the next step. Any of us who are in organizations or institutions that have a day or month dedicated to reading a particular book should choose 1984 — no question about it.

Little Al on December 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I hope that everyone in the US is watching what is going on in Detroit and neighboring suburbs because we are the “canary in the coal mine”. Be afraid, be very afraid. This is happening here and can happen anywhere. It happens fast, stealthy, under your nose and with no notification. What these muslims are doing just makes me distrust them even more.

If they call it a peaceful religion – why are they disrupting our peaceful neighborhoods?

geezshell on December 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm

@ Joe – respectfully, that should be “blight”, not “plight”.

@ John – obsequiously, that should be “there were all kinds”, not “there was all kinds”.

@ Yeah Right – grovelingly, I ignore your grammatical errors and applaud your superb suggestion to fight fire with fire. The “pork” angle is priceless! May the barbarians feast upon pork with their left hands while roasting in hell for all eternity.

@ Jarhead – admiringly, I LOL at your expansion of Yeah Right’s porcine theme. May I also suggest that clean-cut ‘teens be employed at waxing the muzzies unholy cars with lard, thereby achieving a brilliant sheen?

@ jingo go go – regrettably, that should be “burqua-clad”, not “burka clad”. Also, the liberals were “accepting”, not “excepting”.

@ Jon – sincerely, that should be “get”, not “gte”.

@geezshell – agonizingly, that should be “sneaked”, not “snuck”. Yes, the devils conspired to shove their sinister agenda through from the start.

baseboru on December 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    with respect, your “@ geezshell” “snuck” is a variable, acceptable form of the past tense of “sneak” and was used correctly here although your suggestion of “sneaked” is the correct more formal usage. 😎

    mK750 on December 2, 2009 at 3:14 am

    baseboru. Sometimes people make mistakes on their keyboards! uyo nkow tomtimes kiseakes whappem!!LOL!

    mike c on December 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

omg, that’s burqa, not burqua!

baseboru on December 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm

wow,im surprised they can get away with this so much for city ordinances and homeowners associations…hope none of my neighbors move anytime soon and a muslim family moves in and turns house into a mosque.

@freedom4usa on December 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I suggest opening a butcher shop – say something like Hal’s House of Ham – right next door. With a smoke house. One that sells booze too.

pleasantmoon 2 on December 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm

We must arm ourselves with lengths of linked sausage and snifters full of gin, in order to repel the murderous heathens who seek to usurp our civilized world with their profanely insane sharia blasphemy!

baseboru on December 1, 2009 at 11:58 pm

It is only a matter of time before the Bovings either sell their house, move to a nursing home, and/or pass away. Their property will then be purchased at firesale prices and annexed. Before you know it, the mosque will double in size. BTW, there is a huge new mosque with minarets 2 miles away from me in Phoenix. Had no idea it was going up, then one day, there it was. Very scary.

Debbi from AZ on December 2, 2009 at 12:51 am

Damn officer thats too bad about the electrical fire next door I hope everyone is OK.

seahawker on December 2, 2009 at 1:00 am

    p.s. “and damned if I know who’d use the ashes for a pig roast.”

    mK750 on December 2, 2009 at 3:17 am

As Obama tonight again says “we are not at war with islam”!

BUT islam is at war with us and everyone not muslim!

Bob S. on December 2, 2009 at 2:31 am


    BRUCE JOHNS on December 2, 2009 at 9:33 am

First enlarge the parking lot. Next adjacent homes for sale.
Then purchased by mosque and more parking and expanded building. Would a Catholic Church or a Synagogue be allowed the same privilege?

saf on December 2, 2009 at 5:03 am

If my memory serves me correctly, a few months back a Christian family was banned from having a Bible Study in their own residence because of a parking issue also. Seems to be a obvious double standard….I wonder why??? Nothing to do with the fact the president of the United States of America’s middle name is hussein????? Our country is totally upside down from what this country was founded on. Judeo Christian principles.

Nancy on December 2, 2009 at 7:09 am

Hey Y’All…the thang to do is to organize a “CHURCH OF THE WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW” at Brent’s place next door. Every 2 hours, fire-up Mick & the boys cuz, ya see, “I CAN’T GET NO SATISFACTION”. “I NEED A HERO” who’ll “LIGHT MY FIRE” so we all can see “THE EYE OF THE TIGER”. If enough enthusiasm is generated by our rock ‘n roll religion, then “ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”. Read ZOROASTER about good vs. evil. Now, as Porky says, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS”!

Dennis on December 2, 2009 at 7:52 am

The War has begun for America. Good luck Christians in Michigan. The religion of hate and fear has many friends in your state, as to why it has so many friends I will never undxerstand. I understand a God of Hate in a desolate desert but in the Garden that is AMerica it makes NO SENSE.

I will pray for you through Jesus the Christ.

irishalaman on December 2, 2009 at 8:26 am

Seriously, what will it take to stir the malitia? And at 89 years old, what does this guy have to lose? As my Korean War Vet dad used to tell me, “It’s hard to trace a 12-guage.” History is repeating and America whimpers…

oddiogawd on December 2, 2009 at 9:17 am

Dennis, that is a great idea. Americans have to fight back using the same techniques that Muslims use. Someone needs to buy a house next door to the mosque and then blast rock music and Christian and Jewish chants right back at the Muslim barbarians just as they are praying. They also need to set up a large grill on the back deck of the house, and prepare foods that are offensive to Muslims.

Muslims are so obnoxious, they don’t understand anything but force and fighting back.

JM on December 2, 2009 at 9:33 am

If this was in my neighborhood I would buy the loudest stereo system money could buy even if it meant taking out a 3rd mortgage. Then I would buy a truckload of Blackmetal and Death metal music. Bands like Venom and Slayer would be played full volume everytime I was subjected to hearing that Allah is Satan garbage
Unless we fight back and HARD they will continue to force this garbage down our throats. If they threatened violence I would contact my local Hells Angels or Outlaws M/C for a little back up.
Then again the last house of Satan they tried to build in my town burned down in the middle of the day. Funny how things like that happen, I guess Allah was out to lunch that day or maybe he was out with Muhammed mollesting another 9 yr old or was it 6 yr old? “wife”

Martin Fee on December 2, 2009 at 9:35 am

I wonder if the two older people would be up for hosting a gigantic PIG ROAST on their property

Martin Fee on December 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

Playing one of those Marine Corps cadence tapes might be better…or a really loud recording of Howard Cosell droaning on about some damn thing or other…no wait…Beavis and Butthead…wait…it’s coming…the airborne ranger song!!!!

Imagine trying to pray to Allah with “I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER!!” blaring in the background.

I’m going to Hell for this…I know it.

The Terrorist's Advocate on December 2, 2009 at 9:42 am

This is B.S. I guarentee it will attract more than 100 people and the residents will be inundated by people who know no personal boundaries. Forget having any priovacy from that point on. They should find a property in a business area that can handle the traffic and not inturrupt the residents lives. If I were the residents I would take it to the highest court, if necessary. It is high time we stop extending special benefits to individuals who have no sense of country, community or common courtesy to others who are not of their faith.

Musiccgirl on December 2, 2009 at 10:27 am

Dont know why the roof of that house keeps leaking? Must be bad roof tiles? Or all the shot from shotgun shells? What? Stuff happens! I dont know officer? It must have been a drive bye? [peewee herman} Look! I think they were Iranians! Run their asses out! Then vote out the scum in the citygov!!!

mike c on December 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

The rock music works! If we see one of the other religious groups coming to bother us at our house! Before they get to the door Master of Reality is in the stereo and playing loud! Thank you OZ! They spin on the old heels and are gone! Bet it works the same for musnuts! Works on all problems! Even had some loud hispanic noise start up! Bose speakers with real 120watts each on porch for a minute playing a special Jimmy Buffet song and it stopped! Loudly playing” Why dont we get drunk” works wonders! LOL!

mike c on December 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

Start a Nudest monk monastery and playboy joyful noise hillbilly club next door!

mike c on December 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

You know! This if of subject and i admit it, but ive got to say this! Now, I am kind of a wizenheimer anyways so here goes! I would love to be on a deep space mission to be one of the first people out to the outer planets just to be able to do this!! Mission control! From here I can see Uranus!!!!Yuck! OK, You can moan now! HISS..

mike c on December 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

OK…Lots of comments, however, I ask that all refrain from stating / implying / suggesting any violence. I had childhood friends who were Lebanese – Catholic – and were dear friends. They were AMERICANS. The problem, as I see it, is many say Moderates, but where are the Moderates and where do they comment politely about how their activities might affect others who are religious or not religious? Why don’t the Imams group fax, email, cell call, or chain telephone their members? That would not disturb anyone, accomplish the call to prayer, and be a lot faster. Remember, we are in the 21st Century…not the 7th Century…and we are of WESTERN CIVILIZATION. If dhimmitude is the plan, sorry, it just won’t cut it here. BTW…if some get to build Mosques wherever they want, how about having other religions build churches and synagogues where they want, i.e. Saudi Arabia, Iran, etc.? Tolerance is a great concept when it works both ways.

Dennis on December 2, 2009 at 11:58 am

I would think that widespread Mo cartoons would be quite simple.

sk on December 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Come to think of it….I cannot help but wonder if there is something more sinister going on here. Maybe these pioneer muslims met with township officials early on and told them of their plans. The officials then pointed them in the direction of this vacant or foreclosed home for sale. “Buy this and we’ll make it work for you” – hey, as long as it is not next door to them or near their neighborhood, right?

I also can’t help but wonder if someone is getting greased to pull it off. Why else would they reconsider a smaller parking lot? A large or small parking lot in the front of the house is against Northville Township residential codes.

City officials in the Detroit Metro area are notorious for being corrupt. Who is to say that there are not more of them in the outlying suburbs.

This is gonna get ugly, I can tell.

geezshell on December 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Has anyone checked the local zoning ordinances?

The Terrorist's Advocate on December 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Debbie: The Australian PM has done some tough talking and read the muslims the riot act. See:

This is the kind of message muslims must get in all infidel nations.

IndianTiger on December 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm

What would Obama do?

meesterbig on December 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

“Debbie: The Australian PM has done some tough talking and read the muslims the riot act. See:

This is the kind of message muslims must get in all infidel nations.”


IT: You mean the FORMER Australian PM, right? The current one simply ain’t got the cojones. DS

abcd on December 3, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Maybe those nice folks could start a rescue shelter for abandoned dogs.

vladdy on December 4, 2009 at 11:43 pm

This is ridiculous. I have been a devout Christian for years, and I have been very tolerant of other cultures and faiths. I believe strongly in my first amendment rights. Freedom of Religion is a first amendment right! How often do people like you complain about church bells ringing in an area? If it’s the church, it’s okay? The church bell rings in my neighborhood all the time. The Muslims in my neighborhood never complain! They even sent me and my husband a Christmas gift, and helped us in our time of need. Miserable racists like you should curl into a ball. It’s people like you who give this nation a bad name. Where did your tolerance go, up your ass? Suck it up. As a citizen of this nation you signed a social contract meaning that you need to give up some of your rights for the protection of your natural rights. If freedom of religion is to be protected and thrive in this nation, it shouldn’t be intolerant idiots like you who decide just who is allowed to have it, and who isn’t. Go back to your country. It is obviously isn’t in the United States if you don’t believe in the democratic system.

You get a little Quran recitation! Big deal! suck it up. At least it’s not blaring music or a car alarm. Maybe a little culture would be good for your arrogant self. AND WHO ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHICH RELIGION IS WRONG, AND WHICH IS RIGHT? Get a life, go get some faith. I’m not wasting any more of my energy on a pathetic bastard like you.

Christian dolly :] on January 4, 2010 at 3:55 am

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BIGGER GROUP OF RACISTS IN MY LIFE. you guys are terrible. God forbid someone bother the “white folks” whities!!!!

haha. no offense, but you guys deserved a little taste of your own medicine.

Your all racists. on January 4, 2010 at 4:05 am

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