November 7, 2008, - 4:37 pm

Your Day in Islamic Grievance Theater

By Debbie Schlussel
An extremist Muslim gets his laptop checked when he returns here from who knows where (that “W” of the basic five Ws in reporting is missing–since the Muslim in question is probably returning from Iran). Yes, Customs agents are actually trying to do their job.
It’s hardly news and certainly not front page news. But it’s both here in Detroit because anytime a Muslim gets a papercut or sneezes, we have to hear about how they are victims of something or another–usually something for which we’re to blame.
Such is the case with Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, a Shi’ite Muslim cleric in Dearbornistan Heights. Today, the fact that Customs and Border Protection officials in Detroit didn’t succumb to the usual PC and checked his laptop, is FRONT PAGE NEWS in the Detroit Newsistan.
Making a Muslim go through these things–things we all must go through because of Muslims who attacked our country and murdered Americans–is a no-no. Especially when a Muslim has to wait–in this case, a whole 20 minutes.



Mohammed Ali Elahi w/Laptop

& With Buddy, Hezbollah Spiritual Leader Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah

What’s not mentioned–of course!–is:
* that Elahi is an Iranian; that he worked for Ayatollah Khomeini as the spiritual leader of his Navy;
* that he’s close buddies with and frequently visits, Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah–the man who issued the order to blow up our Marines and embassy in Beirut;
* that he was sent here by the Government of Iran and Hezbollah to radicalize Detroit’s Shi’ite community–and that those are the two parties believed to have funded his ornate and lavishly appointed mosque;
* that he repeatedly visits Iran and tries to hide it;
* that he lied on his applications for visas, a green card, and U.S. citizenship and didn’t disclose these things;
* that his mosque is or has been the place of worship for Hezbollah financier Talal Chahine, convicted honor murderer Khalil Chahine, and several indicted and convicted Hezbollah operatives for charges including bank fraud, mortgage fraud, tax evasion, real estate fraud, credit card fraud, etc., etc., ad naseam;
* that more than one of his congregants has been detected with explosive material on their bodies when they returned to America through the Canadian border;
* that at least one of his congregants has been caught with Hezbollah recruitment videos, videos of himself at a Hezbollah training camp, and photos of himself burning the American flag;
* that he has repeatedly defended Hezbollah, HAMAS, terrorism, and homicide bombings in his regular anti-Semitic column in the Detroit Newsistan.
Yes, who cares about these things? Certainly not fabricator/”reporter” Gregg Krupa, who is in bed with Islamists and who many believe is on the take. These unimportant facts about Elahi have no place in an article about how this poor, religious man had his laptop searched. They’re not important security considerations, and we should be more concerned that we make sure we do not check the laptops of anyone who happens to worship Mohammed. It’s simply not nice. And we need to show them how nice America is.
Expect lots of that “making nice-nice” from President Obama.
And that’s today’s edition of . . .
Your Day in Islamic Grievance Theater.
The Waaaaah-mbulance is on its way to pick them up.
BTW, if you know anything about journalism–or even nothing–you know that there are “five Ws” (Who, What, Where, When, and Why) in reporting. That’s so basic, it’s High School Journalism 101.
But the only “W” that seems to matter these days is the “Who”. When that “Who” is a Muslim and he/she is the “aggrieved”, that’s the only thing worthy of reporting, apparently. That’s why we didn’t find out the real “Who”–ie., who Elahi is–and the “Where”, as in from Where was he returning when his laptop was briefly examined.

15 Responses

Why not tell both sides? I’ll choose who I believe

mindy1 on November 7, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Hey, Mindy! The liberals, islamics and stupid people already have their spokespeople and media outlets. Go read their crap, then come here and a few other good sites and read the truth, then you have both sides. I think you have already chosen who you believe, though.

Ron Taylor on November 7, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Debbie, I’m confident Obama’s people will check the laptop, find some Jewish guy who has been sending critical e-mails to the Iranian, and send the SWAT team to his home at 7 pm on the first night of Hanuukah.

Anonymous1 on November 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Excellent article. Mindy go back to move on .org

samurai on November 7, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Rhetorical question: why is this dangerous, hateful individual, a clear enemy, allowed entry into our country, let alone permitted residency? How many of his ilk live within our borders, enjoying citizenship? It appears that in the Dearborn area, there are many thousands like Elahi. In the Bronx, New York, where I visit occasionally, the number of Muslims in dishdashis, hijabs, and even niqabs has grown significantly over the last two or three years. Clearly, all are True Believers, slaves and soldiers in Allah’s army. These are newcomers, of egregious fecundity, their women constantly pregnant, with many children in tow. We have learned absolutely nothing since 9/11. Our immigration policies remain open and welcoming to the proponents of jihad and Shari’a, who form a human tidal wave, flooding our shores in greater and greater numbers. There is no sanity, no common sense, no wish to study and understand the mindset and worldview of these arrivals who have come here to fulfill the imperatives of Islam – that Islam dominate, and expand, until all the world is Islamized.

commonsense on November 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Yes, once again, Debbie keeps the lights on the roaches while they scurry to their cracks here in the USA, obscured by the smokescreen of pandering rags like the Newsistan.
What an outrage! Keep the lights on them, Debbie.
I wish they’d shake this Elahi out like the terrorist sympathizer he is.
Mindy, there is a reason Debbie is never corrected in Nolan Finley’s Newsistan–or sued for slander or libel –guess that is? Because she is telling the truth! Wake up!!!

BB on November 8, 2008 at 12:29 am

There is hope for CBP, whose Commissioner is a former Director of the Secret Service. There is no hope for ICE whose Assistant Secretary was an inexperienced lawyer, hired under the Bush Nepotism rule. The current acting Assistant Secretary is a high school grad under investigation by the DHS IG for flying his Baltimore girlfriend around with him on his boondoggles. The likes of Bully Barnette & John Chakwin who were always considered second tier step and fetch its at Customs, doomed ICE from day one.

ParaLyzer on November 8, 2008 at 1:19 am

Damn if anyone is screwed up about this article, it’s Mindy. No don’t go back to, I got a better idea. I hear Robin Willams wants to reprise his role as “Mork” in some TV reunion special. And since your name is….Mindy…I think you should check into that.

Squirrel3D on November 8, 2008 at 1:50 am


ob3 on November 8, 2008 at 11:20 am

Is this a “Honor Killing Free” blog? Just wondering…

ob3 on November 8, 2008 at 11:21 am

For the liberal retards who stalk this site, here’s a news article for you.
No wonder Osama bin Laden and his dogs didn’t interrupt this year’s election. Why bother to hire [and pay] jihadis to blow up planes? Lets just wait for a mozlem to become rules, everything will be easier.
Screw the morons who voted for Obama bin Laden!

anonymous twit on November 8, 2008 at 11:24 am


Debbie Schlussel on November 8, 2008 at 6:08 pm

A co-worker of mine brought his copy of the Det News to work- I was reading this article and ridiculing it when I noticed that the simplest of national security actions was FRONT PAGE NEWS. Not a blurb, not a tagline, not a teaser, but a good 6 inches of the FRONT PAGE. Now I want to go back and talk to the newspaper salesman that offered me a free subscription to the Detroit News when I commented that the Free Press was too liberal. I said, “The Detroit News” is too liberal for me, too. He said he had never heard that before.

JohnS on November 9, 2008 at 10:15 pm

I travel a lot. I’ve had full cavity serches by Olga and Bertha. I have had my bags swabbed, massaged and x-rayed. I was traveling through the Greenville, SC airport this past week. Went through the TSA line. Passed the magnetron with flying colors. As I was standing in line to board my flight, a TSA agent comes up to me and puts his gloved hands into the sides of my purse and says, ” We are doing spot checks today”… I told him, ” Are you f$%^ing kidding me?!” The agent behind the ticket counter hears my reaction and picks up the PA microphone and announces that the TSA were doing spot-checks today and for us to allow them to do so. She also said they had the right to seize our belongings if they wanted to.
I boarded the plane. Told the smiling stewardess that I just had a ‘spot-check’ in the terminal and asked her if we were getting free pap smears on the plane….??
I am a white woman traveling for business. I do not wear any veils, turbans or burkas. I pay my taxes. Have a valid certified birth certificate as an American citizen. Vote in every election.
Exactly, what is TSA accomplishing by sticking their hands in the side of my handbag before I get on a plane?

NoObamaNation on November 10, 2008 at 6:24 am

and all it takes is just one bullet…

fightback on November 10, 2008 at 7:18 pm

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