September 10, 2007, - 11:59 am

Hamtrackstan, Sharia Sanctuary City: What Happens When Muslims & Dhimmis Run an American Town

I was going to write about this tomorrow, on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. But since so many readers and friends are asking about it, today will do.
Six years after the murder of 3,000 innocent Americans by 19 Muslims in the name of their religion, Hamtramck, Michigan a/k/a “Hamtramckstan” is ground-zero-and-a-half for the growing Islamicization of America. (Dearbornistan is ground zero.) It is about to become the first Muslim Illegal Alien Sanctuary City.

On this site, I’ve repeatedly detailed the ongoing sharia-ization of Hamtramck, Michigan, a small city that is an island of land surrounded by Detroit. As I’ve noted, the city was a Polish Catholic town, where my great-uncle–a Polish Jew–had shoe stores. But the city is no longer the city of pierogies and pasties; it’s the city of shawarmeh and falafel.
Hamtramck, which first became partially Black, is now becoming dominated by Muslims. The Black part is notable because, in an ongoing epidemic of violence, some Muslim Arab students have physically attacked and seriously injured Black students in Hamtramck public schools. And the city is notable for a Catholic Church near the border which is now a . . . mosque. And then there’s the five-times daily Muslim Call to Prayer, which is officially sanctioned by the city.
Before the U.S. Customs Service became part of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), Customs Agents were investigating a number of Islamic charities and individuals in Hamtramck who were believed to be laundering millions to Islamic terrorists. Under ICE, those investigations were put into “the circular file” and have gone cold.
Now, the Muslims and several Dhimmis on the Hamtramckstan City Council want to make Hamtramckstan a sanctuary city, where Muslims will not be asked about their immigration status. That’s because the city is home to a dominant and growing population of Muslim illegal aliens from Yemen, Bangladesh, and Slavic region. Back in the late ’90s, many of these illegals voted, and their votes were challenged. But as I noted previously, the Justice Department began an organized intimidation process, threatening to prosecute poll watchers with civil rights violations. Now they vote there freely, and have elected some Muslims to the City Council. As I noted in August, they did not succeed in dominating recent City Council elections, as they had proclaimed they would. But there are enough Muslims on the Council–coupled with several Dhimmi members who take their orders from them–that they will now succeed in making Hamtramckstan a Sharia Sanctuary City for aliens.
One of those is Robert Zwolak. The Hamtramck City Councilman spearheaded a ballot initiative to keep the Muslim call to prayer from being broadcast in the city. But his initiative was defeated (remember, Muslim illegal aliens vote in this soon-to-be Sharia Santuary City). He saw the handwriting on the wall and on which side of the bread his votes were buttered. Now, he’s among the biggest Dhimmi proponents of making Hamtramck a Sanctuary City. He’s helping expand the “stan” in Hamtramckstan.
As I’ve noted, neighboring Detroit became a Sanctuary City after that city’s City Council heard the appeal from Dawud Walid, head of Michigan’s Council on American Islamic Relations. If a group that openly supports Islamic terrorists, is a HAMAS front-group, and is an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorist money-laundering trial, that should tell you that sanctuary cities are not good for America. They’re not good for those who don’t want another 9/11.
America did nothing after 9/11. First, we were angry, then we were sad, then our President and his administration told us Islam is peace, then all manner of outreach to the enemy within and without was pursued. And now we have a city that has grown and expanded in leaps and bounds in the numbers of Muslim illegal aliens. Hamtramck police will soon be legally bound to continue to ignore their immigration status, as they basically have to date.
It is all proof positive that we’ve done nothing important to stop the threat of Islamic terrorism within our country, six years later. We’ve invited them in, allowed them to illegally vote, bent over backward to accomodate their religious intrusions, and ignored any malfeasance whatsoever. And we will someday get what we deserve for looking the other way and protecting the rights of those who would defeat us to the detriment of our own rights.
Hamtramck is ground zero-and-a-half. Dearborn is ground zero. But soon–not in our generation, but a few future generations from now–much of America will be, too. What has happened in these two cities will be the paradigm for the rest of our country. We will see that we have lost our free society because we fell back to sleep and took no constructive action to stop another attack on America. While we saw no more shocking mass murders of thousands, using planes and buildings, we saw a more invidious, slow attack that spread like cancer. And we did nothing to stop it.

CAIR’s Dawud Walid:

Wants Muslim Illegal Aliens to Roam Free in Hamtramckstan


Michigan’s most diverse city is wading into the emotional national debate about what role local police should play in enforcing federal immigration laws. [DS: How is being dominated by Islam “most diverse”? They’re from all over, but they’re mostly Muslim.]
As Congress mulls what to do with those illegally in the country, Hamtramck officials are preparing an ordinance to forbid police and other city officials from asking anyone about their immigration status unless it’s relevant to investigations or during arrest bookings.
Supporters say Hamtramck, which is so diverse 26 languages are spoken in its schools, is no stranger to culture clashes and the law would provide a safeguard for immigrants wary about cooperating with police if they fear deportation or harassment.
“We don’t want (local public officials) to go beyond their call of duty to carry out responsibilities of federal immigration officials,” said Anthony Mosko, of the Detroit faith-based organization Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength [DS: which services mostly Latino illegal aliens]. “There’s no way to know that just by looking at somebody if they are documented or undocumented.” . . .
“If a police officer snatches someone who is an immigrant from the Mideast or some country that we have known terrorists coming from and they have no papers or documentation, (they) should ascertain who this person is and if they are here legally,” said Fred Timpner, director of the Michigan Association of Police.
It’s an issue that has resonance in Metro Detroit, where the number of foreign-born residents has spiked 60,000 to 387,000 in the past six years, according to federal statistics. [DS: Bet on it that the largest number are Muslims.]
Ahmed Ismail, 17, was born a U.S. citizen and has lived in Hamtramck all his life with his parents who emigrated from Yemen [DS: Did they emigrate legally?]. But still, he said he’s been stopped by police and asked to prove his citizenship.
“It’s not fair,” said the senior at Frontier International Academy, a charter school in Hamtramck.
A 42-year-old shop owner from Palestine [DS: There is NO Palestine], who asked not to be named, said he is reluctant to approach Hamtramck police after they gave him no assistance last year when he reported his U.S. passport stolen.
“They try to put you down It’s like they’re dealing with animals,” he said. [DS: You mean they’re not dealing with animals? Visit Gaza and tell me what species they are there.] “A citizen, when they come to the police, should feel safe, not like they’re hassling the police.” [DS: Citizens are NOT illegal aliens. They have nothing to fear.]
The debate follows occasional incidents in Hamtramck, a 2.2 square-mile city of 23,000 residents that is surrounded by Detroit and is an historic destination for new immigrants [DS translation: for new Muslim illegal aliens].
In 2004, the city was thrust into the national spotlight when the City Council initially refused a mosque’s request to broadcast a call-to-prayer before repealing a noise ordinance that forbid it. The city was sued after a 1999 election on allegations officials prevented 40 voters of Arab and Bengali descent from voting [DS: their immigration status was challenged, a good thing].
“Due to the history of that situation happening in Hamtramck, it’s good to have such an ordinance on the books,” said Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations that supports the measure. [DS: Surprise, surprise!]
Council members may review the immigration ordinance for months before a vote, said Councilman Robert Zwolak who is sponsoring it. [DS: Like I said, Dhimmi-in-Chief.] Hamtramck’s city attorney is drafting an ordinance based on one approved in Detroit that prohibits profiling, but also forbids inquiring about immigration status unless people are suspects for “criminal offenses” or police are assisting federal immigration officers.
Councilman Abdul Algazali, who is a chiropractor, said the ordinance would not only improve police relations but help welcome foreign-born residents. “We want to be immigrant friendly.”
Police Chief James Doyle said officers aren’t harassing anyone. He’s refusing comment until he sees the proposal, but said anything to “encourage people to work with police (is) positive.”
Sometimes, that’s an issue for immigrants. And opponents say the proposal would complement due process laws that forbid police from asking questions irrelevant to investigations.
Essam Alsaidi, a Yemeni owner of an electronics shop on Caniff, said police didn’t ask about his immigration status when he reported a break-in two months ago, but offered little help.
“They speak to you real tough,” he said. “I almost said, ‘OK, I did it.’ I didn’t know what I did wrong.”
Rakia Quazi, a Bangladeshi who has lived in Hamtramck for 11 years, said people are sometimes nervous about approaching police, but she said she has never been unfairly drilled about her immigration status.
Zwolak said his neighbors saw a house broken into recently but were afraid to report it to police. [DS: Are they here legally?] He is pushing the measure with Algazali.
“We want to make our immigrants here feel more at ease and more free to acknowledge crime,” said Zwolak.
The move comes, however, as communities throughout the United States are beefing up laws to allow local police to enforce immigration laws.
Authorities in Prince William County in Virginia agreed in July to enter a deal with the Department of Homeland Security to allow police to enforce immigration. More than 60 state and local police agencies around the country have also signed up to have their officers trained. More than 22,000 immigrants have been identified for possible deportation through the program.
Councilman Alan Shulgon cast the lone opposing vote last month to researching the Hamtramck law. [DS: A true man of courage!]
Why do we keep expanding on the rights of people when the laws are already spelled out?” he said. “If (police) come into an investigation and they do find that somebody is breaking the law then they should take action.”

Good to know that at least one person hasn’t fallen asleep. We need more Alan Shulgons running America. Fortunately, there are very few of them.

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16 Responses

This is a very dangerous slippery slope here, folks. We could soon see right here in America the equivalent of the Sharia dominated banieleus of Paris, and slums of Amsterdam, Leeds, Birmingham, and Brussels.
Judging from what I have informed myself of the current immigration fiasco, we need to block the Myers nomination and get a real American to oversee our immigration enforcement, not some pampered princess that happens to be a scion of top military brass. I think every Muslim who immigrates here needs to be subject to strict scrutiny, much like the wave of Eastern European Commies who tried to infaltrate this country in mass in the 1920s. We need to wake up and take this threat seriously.

JasonBourne81 on September 10, 2007 at 2:41 pm

America is finished, wave good-bye to it. White people are insane. They indulge everyone else’s supremacy and attack their own.
I live near the future border between Mexico and ‘Blackland’, which will probably be somewhere in Louisiana, after the Mexicans claim everything west of say, New Orleans and Alexandria, and the blacks, de facto, claim everything from the Mississippi to the Atlantic. The remaining Whites continue to flee in droves. My hometown feels completely foreign to me now, I don’t recognize anyone there. Practically everyone I ever knew has left, I never run into anyone from 20 years ago.
Michigan and Northern Ohio have lots of whites, but that will change so quickly, you won’t believe it. I’ve seen firsthand how everything you ever knew can disappear in 25 years flat. The muslims will continue their Supremacy Breeding program until not only is southern Michigan no longer your home, but people in Toledo, Cincinnati, and Columbus will learn what it is to feel like you’re drifting.
The whites who are suicidal will continue to ‘diversify’ and disappear forever. The whites who are ‘hateful’, if there are any, will start to coalesce somewhere. Someday. I hope.

steve ventry on September 10, 2007 at 5:10 pm

The Cleveland area has plenty of neighborhoods on its west side that are pretty much part of the Global Caliphate already, Steve.

JasonBourne81 on September 10, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Debbie, you have rightly noted the sequence of events after 9/11:
‘America did nothing after 9/11. First, we were angry, then we were sad, then our President and his administration told us Islam is peace, then all manner of outreach to the enemy within and without was pursued.’
The blame lies squarly with white houss. The treason of president/commander-in-chief need not be repeated. Infact, it sounds silly as instead of impeaching him, Americans elected this pesident Americans twice. Big Blunder!
Be that as it may, it becomes all the more critical to elect Congressman Tom Tancredo R-CO to white house. As we all know, Tom Tancredo stands clearly and firmly on the side of Americans. Those who are thinking Rudy or ROmney or Hillary, none has a record as clean as Tom Tancredo: He may not be a smooth-taling slimy politician we are all use to, but Tom Tancredo’s heart is in the right place. A quality that cannot be ignored.
As for the current president, Americans will regret the chances they missed of not electimt him not electing him again, impeaching him. Now, day after day, Americans are paying a heavy price for the folly. So, Good Luck America and remember Tom Tancredo for 2008.

Alert on September 10, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Allowing santuary cities for illegal immigrants from South and Central America has set a precedent. Where is the State of Michigan on this issue? We know where the Federal Government is on this issue.
If anyone knows how to reach out to the White House Press Corp, the following simple question should be asked, ‘What is the President’s position on sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants … of Arab/Muslim origin?’

zyzzyg on September 10, 2007 at 7:41 pm

Ya’ll ever wonder where olive skin and dark hair comes from in Spain, Portugal, and parts of Italy?
It ain’t from their proximity to the Sun coast.
The tripe washing upon our shores have the ideology:
“If you can’t beat them out; breed them out.”

Nuggler on September 10, 2007 at 8:18 pm

I meant to say Cleveland, I’ve seen all those muslim ghouls, and now they’re in Columbus, OH. They wear their ‘sex-slave’ burkas while they’re trying to drive, they can’t even see where they’re going, it’s so stupid. It is revolting the way muslim men treat women. Where are all those feminists who were bitching that “all sex is rape” a few years ago?? They were worried about the Superbowl promoting oppression against women?!

steve ventry on September 10, 2007 at 9:26 pm

We have a small Mexican-American community here in Lawrence Kansas for a half century and more. You would be surprised at how many of them are disgusted with the illegals who come swarming in lately.
Mexican-Americans fought and died for the U.S. in WWII, Korea, Vietnam. They have loved their country and sacrificed for it. White liberals come along and condescendingly shit on them by opening their arms to illegals who came here yesterday to get what they can.
There is NO MUSLIM tradition of anything in this country but 9/11. Unless you include Kahlil Gibran who was no more Muslim than I am and who’s greatest accomplishment was laying almost every hottie intellectual chick in NYC from the Village to Harlem. Truly one of the great swordsman and I say that with respect.

poetcomic1 on September 10, 2007 at 9:33 pm

Cleveland is an example of urban decay in progress. Basically every civilized person who could have left has moved 20 miles away. What’s left is a bunch of unassimilated Muslims, a white and latino underclass, and then a black underclass that has been welded to Great Society welfare programs for the better part of 5 generations. Cleveland’s east side is a testament to all left wing, liberal social engineering failures. The East Side of Cleveland might as well be Mogadishu, Somalia, or Port Au Prince, Haiti. It literally is like a black, 3rd world city.

JasonBourne81 on September 10, 2007 at 9:56 pm

I hear you.

steve ventry on September 11, 2007 at 12:36 am

The effects of this misbehavior is cumulative. America has to have its collective nose rubbed in the dirt before it does anything.
POTUS could have done better: he could have confronted the Saudis, he could have cleaned out the CIA and the rest of the government and put good people untainted by 9/11 to set things right. He didn’t, I know his type so well from prep school, weaklings who seek the praise and protection of older men, sort of an eternal Robin looking for Batman.

taffy on September 11, 2007 at 8:39 am

So many cities in So. Cal. have declared themselves to be “anctuaries” for illegal aliens that a bill is pending in Congress to cut all their federal funding when they do. Further, to cut their federal funding when they do not cooperate on illegals, even if they do not issue an amnesty declaration.
There has been a further call to press states, via the purse, to cut funding to communities that do not comply, like education funding and grants.
While there does not seem much that can be done on the surface, when they have to fix their own streets, bridges, airports, pick up the entire tabs for their schools and community colleges, and cut off student aid. As the city, Dearborn or Hamtramck, sinks in filth, stink and violence, just like the unoccupied portion of the West Bank from all reports, maybe the funds will have to be spent in town keeping it a place to live, rather than channeled to Al Qaeda and Hamas via CAIR et al.

hedeby1 on September 11, 2007 at 8:47 am

Come 2009, I don’t see any presidential candidate as clear, on national-security issues, as congressman Tom Tancredo. His record speaks for himself and God, America needs him:

Alert on September 11, 2007 at 9:11 am

This kind of dreck could only happen in America.
If Anthony Mosko cannot tell who is illegal just by looking at them, have him to contact me. I will show him with 90% plus accuracy. Now you will have to excuse me. I have to get out of the way of the invective and name calling.

Joe B. on September 12, 2007 at 4:46 am

Very important article, but this war is lost, and they won.
Its just a matter of time till Sharia will be imposed, liberal democracy simply has no tools to fight it.

Ben Hugh on November 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I find that the most dangerous thing about this issue is not allowing “illegals” to express their culture in Hamtramck or the rest of America, but the hateful, racist attitude that so many people dispay against them. Before you spew your bitter diatribes, please remember that the people you are talking about are not your worst enemy, they are simply people who (gasp!) did not come to America with the intent of eradicating your culture, but came to to America to simply live and build a better life for themselves and their families.

Incensed. on November 20, 2009 at 4:31 am

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