November 8, 2011, - 5:29 pm

Turkia Mullin: What Happens When Muslims Run an American County

By Debbie Schlussel

The story of Turkia Awada Mullin and Robert Ficano is a stark example of what happens when vocal, whining Muslims run an entire county in the United States of America.  And it isn’t pretty.  Corruption, fraud, forgery, lies, self-dealing, blatant conflicts of interest, and large suspicious payouts and wastes of taxpayer money are just some of the consequences.  Hey, just like back in the Muslim Mid-East! The video below tells a tiny sliver of the story. Disregard the fact that the video is by Charlie LeDuff, the former New York Times reporter caught in plagiarism scandals at two newspapers where he worked, and whose phony, made-up articles for the Detroit Newsistan bought them a defamation lawsuit which they were forced to admit had merit and had to resolve to the satisfaction of the plaintiff. The stuff in this videotape, below, has already been reported by other sources. LeDuff’s producer just did a good job packaging it.


2 Muslims & a Dhimmi Ran a U.S. County & a Major Airport: Azzam Elder, Turkia Awada Mullin, Robert Ficano

FOX 2’s Charlie LeDuff Digs into Turkia Mullin’s Past:

Over the last month and a half, the biggest news story and scandal in the Detroit area has been the Turkia Awada Mullin story.  Ms. Awada Mullin, who until last week was the new chief of Detroit Metro Airport, is a Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ite Muslim (who was born in Lebanon), a fact, no one in the Detroit news media would mention.  And, upon taking the job, she got an illicit $200,000 severance payment from Wayne County (the county which encompasses Detroit) for voluntarily quitting her previous job.  All of this–the airport job for which she wasn’t qualified and had no airport experience, the ridiculous “severance pay” for leaving a job to get another one, and other perks and lucre she received were the result of strings pulled by Muslim officials and a county leader, County Executive Robert Ficano, who is sleeping with a Christian Palestinian supporter of the P.L.O. and sympathizer with other Islamic terrorist groups, Jumana Judeh.

Because of the firestorm, Awada Mullin was removed from her airport job, last week, but it’s distressing that a Shi’ite Muslim with Hezbollah sympathies and no airport experience was chosen to run one of the nation’s largest and busiest airports, where security concerns arise every minute.  Awada Mullin was chosen as the chief of Detroit Metro Airport, with the support of “former” Islamic terrorist, Imad Hamad, a man who fundraised for HAMAS, was a terrorist for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (and committed marriage and immigration fraud), and whose FBI award was revoked after a column I wrote in the New York Post.  Federal Air Marshals working out of Detroit Metro told me they were disturbed and beyond concerned when Hamad, whom the government fought to deport for over two decades, sent a Christmas card specifically addressed to their “secret” location in the airport.  With people like Awada Mullin in charge, they and others were worried about what other security information would be disclosed and compromised.

Awada Mullin secured the suspicious $200,000 cash payment when Wayne County Executive and his hand-picked deputy, Palestinian Muslim Azzam Elder, forged a phony agreement on old outdated stationery that they alleged was the reason they gave Awada Mullin the cash payment.  After the news media raised questions, they admitted the 2008 date of the agreement was phony and that it was written in September after Mullin had left her employ with the county to take the top airport spot.  Elder’s wife, Charlene, is a hijab-encrusted Wayne County Judge, who was appointed by then-Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as a sop to Muslims and their cheerleader, Ficano.  I am told that Judge Elder insists on having Muslim Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs guarding her courtroom.  The Elders, though they received nearly $300,000 in annual salaries from Michigan taxpayers, seem to have more money than is on the books.  They currently live in a big house and are building a castle-style mansion with a five-car garage on a golf course. Where did they get the money? The FBI is reportedly currently investigating Azzam Elder, and a grievance has been filed against him with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.


Judge Charlene Elder a/k/a Mrs. Azzam Elder
Elder, who was fired last week, is just one of the many Arab and Arab Muslims hired by Ficano and making gazillions of dollars on the public dime.  Ficano’s girlfriend, Jumana Judeh, a real estate appraiser (whose appraisals have come under suspicion), is a pro-Muslim Palestinian and P.L.O. supporter.  She is tight with Hamad and many of the HAMAS CAIR Action Network figures in town.  I’ve watched her at public forums where she harassed federal officials and badgered them over restrictions against giving charity to Islamic terrorist groups.  And that’s aside from the fact that she’s one of the ugliest Palestinians alive, despite her obvious nose job.  She’s gotten Ficano to hire many Muslims, including an Arab who is supposed to represent the County Water Department to the Arab community and rarely shows up for work, according to a recent television report.  As I always say, the most effective form of free speech is pillow talk.


Palestinian Sharmuta/Kalbeh Jumana Judeh & Dhimmi Boytoy Robert Ficano
A  lot of incestuous business relationships, including several with Arab-owned businesses, such as the Boji Group, went on to both secure Mullin her airport job and pay her salary in her previous job.  The airport officials and companies who did the “search” to fill the top airport spot all had personal business dealings with Awada Mullin and/or the County, and giving her the job was a complete conflict of interest, not to mention a farce (as $50,000 was paid for the job search, and all more qualified candidates with actual experience running and airport were rejected).  Awada Mullin previously ran the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation and gave principals of the search firm and companies owned by the members of the Airport Board lucrative sweetheart deals that paid them a lot, but went bust for the county.  One lawyer who voted for her to get the airport job and later to keep it, Samuel Nouhan, is an Arab who once represented Awada Mullin when she sued her credit card company. But all of the people on the Airport Commission were Ficano and Granholm appointees (appointed by Granholm at the behest of Ficano), so it’s a “packed court” for the Islamo-pandering county leader wants.

Last week, after Awada Mullin was fired from her airport job after two months on the job, she announced she’ll sue for the $709,000 severance payment under her contract.  Elder was also forced to resign, after it became clear he was behind the forged document and the $200,000 severance pay to Awada Mullin.  But his boss, Ficano, is behind it, too.  And he remains on the job, while under FBI investigation.

Also under investigation is one of the sources of Awada’s pay while she headed the Wayne County Business Development Corporation.  Her base bay was nearly $200,000 per year.  But she was also paid $75,000 a year by a non-profit organization to which companies seeking–and obtaining–sweetheart business deals with the county paid.  The non-profit was headquartered at her sister’s $2.5 million Birmingham, Michigan mansion, a mansion which sources believe was really Turkia Awada Mullin’s mansion, but bought in the name of one of her sisters, Miriam Awada, a plastic surgeon (and judging by Turkia Awada’s rodent-like post-nosejob face, I wouldn’t recommend her).  The home was bought on the cheap from one of Awada Mullin’s former clients, Patrick Harrington, a man who committed mortgage fraud and was sent to federal prison.

And that leads us to Awada Mullin’s former clients, many of them Muslims, and several of them federal indictees, including Abdullah Al-Jufairi, who was charged with $85 million in mortgage fraud and Small Business Administration loan rip-offs and fled the country to Qatar, where he is a multi-millionaire developer.  Read two of the Al-Jufairi Indictments:  Al-Jufairi Indictment #1 and Al-Jufairi Indictment #2.  (If Qatar is such a loyal U.S. ally, why won’t the country extradite Al-Jufairi to the U.S.?)  Al-Jufairi, some other Muslims, and Harrington, the previous owner of the Awada Birmingham mansion, conspired together in some of the fraud. Awada Mullin simultaneously represented buyers and sellers of gas stations in bad deals, and didn’t require them to sign conflict of interest letters.  She might not even have informed them of the conflict.  She was sued by more than one of the buyers.  Awada Mullin had a reputation as a terrible lawyer, and yet she was hired by Wayne County because Robert Ficano has affirmative action on steroids for Arabs and Muslims.

If you’re wondering how a Shi’ite Muslim has the last name of Mullin, Turkia Awada was once married to Patrick Mullin, a high school principal in the Dearborn Public Schools with whom she had two children.  Patrick Mullin allegedly stole over $20,000 from the school to support his alleged drug habit and sexually harassed a teacher.  But, instead of being fired and criminally charged, he was allowed to leave with a half a year’s to a year’s salary as severance.  Awada’s other sister, Andrea Awada, is an influential principal in the Dearborn Public Schools, and for years was on the board of ACCESS–the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services–the Muslim-dominated, tax-funded Arab welfare agency which brings illegal aliens, particularly pregnant Muslim aliens, into the U.S. and helps them commit Medicaid fraud in a birth tourism scheme.  After Mullin was allowed to resign with a generous severance payout from the Dearborn Public Schools, the school district’s retiring superintendent, John Artis, was hired by ACCESS in a cushy executive job.  Funny how that works!

Last week, Jumana Judeh’s corrupt boytoy, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, hired replacements for Azzam Elder and two other County employees he fired to cover up the scandal in which he participated.  One of them was former U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Collins, who is in bed with the most extreme elements of the Islamic community.  When terrorist Imad Hamad was named as “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit Newsistan, instead of bringing his wife as his date, he brought his BFF, Collins.  Collins is the reason that, after 9/11, instead of FBI agents visiting Muslims’ homes as they did with all terror suspects around the country, the U.S. Attorney’s office instead sent letters to the men, warning them, which led to many of them fleeing the country.

Collins is also the man who overturned the convictions of four Islamic terrorists in the Detroit terror cell case.  Collins didn’t want to embarrass his friends at ACCESS, who gave the men thousands of dollars in tax-funded job training, including commercial driver’s license and hazardous hauling materials certificate tutoring.  So, instead, he went on a witch hunt against his own prosecutor, Richard Convertino, who obtained the convictions.  And Collins’ integrity is further besmirched by his actions in trying to protect his friend, NBA star Chris Webber.  When Convertino was prosecuting Webber, Collins–who sat on the board of Webber’s foundation–tried to stop the prosecution.

And then, there is the other appointment Ficano made.  He hired Zenna Faraj Elhassan as the new Wayne County Corporation Counsel (the county’s top legal job).  But Elhassan comes from Allen Brothers law firm, a firm founded by pro-Hezbollah Christian Arabs from Lebanon, one of whom sent me angry, threatening e-mails.  The other is a county judge, whom Barack Obama nominated for the federal bench (but thankfully the nomination never went through).

Yup, this is the kind of corruption that happens when Muslims and Arabs and their dhimmis run a county in America.  And you can expect much more of the same to come from Robert Ficano’s Wayne County.

Oh, and you can also expect the media to continue its silence on the real story here:  this scam is about Muslims and Arabs and the Mid-East corruption they bring to every facet of American life.

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41 Responses

This made me physically ill reading this. I can’t believe how our country has gone down the toilet. We’re headed straight for Hell and by our own “tolerant” hand, no less.

DS_ROCKS! on November 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Yup. The media spends 20 minutes grilling Herman Cain about who he allegedly sexually harrassed but they can’t be bothered to ask Robert Ficano to come clean about his corrupt deals with extremist Muslims in Wayne County. Put it another way, recent actions are of no interest to them while alleged non-events that occurred nearly two decades ago consume their attention. Don’t look for this exclusive to be followed up elsewhere. You’ll read about it only on this site.

NormanF on November 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Terrific article as usual Debbie, I will leave it right there. I kinda doubt other websites on the internet will carry and write this specific story that DS investigated and backed every detail with PROVEN FACTS!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on November 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

It just keeps getting worse and worse. And all the fantasy footballers out there couldn’t care less.

samurai on November 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Hew, reading this article made me slightly physically tired.
This is why I have absolutely no interest in watching that stupid Muslim propaganda program on TLC.
Thank you Debbie for piercing the darkness.

Dustbag [Genesis 2:7] on November 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Exactly the reason why I refuse to fly into Detroit airport hub.

Broomer on November 8, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Thank you DS! You provide us with interesting fact-filled stories that NO ONE else offers. And you’re not afraid to tell it like it is.

It never ceases to amaze me how Mooooslim-corrupt Michigan/Detroit is. It also never ceases to amaze me how many stories of that ilk include that pile of rodent droppings, Imad Hamad. If the readers have not delved into the archives here on Imad Hamad, please do. Fascinating stuff. (I also recommend a search of that Chahine (sp?) from yesterdays post on the Hezbollah supporter loved-up in Marie Claire magazine).

It’s so worth reading these posts top to bottom. Great work!

Skunky on November 8, 2011 at 8:44 pm

If ever there was a case for selective elimination, this is it. Nothing sends a message to these muzzies and their collaborators better than seeing a few of their dead friends and wonder if they are next.

Drakken on November 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Great article. Some of your best work!

LG on November 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

This diligent piece of yeoman’s work cries out for the widest possible airing. Debbie lobs a juicy opportunity into the laps of the local schmooznewsers. Perhaps they’ll pick it up and run with it. I know it would be an anomaly, but Ficano’s maltreatment of the local media has their backs up. I’m not naive enough to be holding my breath, but it costs nothing to be hopeful. Am I dreaming? Probably.

lee on November 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Wow! A corrupt Islamic pandering Michigan Judge. How surprisin’!

In flying out to the East Coast these last two years, I have gopne through Detroit. Not much fun in that airport, and it is the closest I ever want to be to the city (There’s only 1 good thing in Detroit, and it’s DS’ website. And there’s only 1 person I like there, and it’s ditto.). This is totally unsurpising in this most poorly run of all American cities.

Incidentally, even the UN recognizes that Iran is working on Nuclear weapons. When will the paulbots.

Occam's Tool on November 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

you report what should be reported

but why the question
of why this is happening

face it
islamists are sub-human pigs

they will never
accept human culture

they cling to their
satanic hate cult
and demand that everyone else
adopt it under penalty of
immediate murder

their esse of being is
superior to all other thought

these pigs need to be
put in their place

either a sty or hell

prestigio on November 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Debbie, this is why I love you! I would not get this information from the mainstream media. Your investigative journalism is way above in skill compared to those dweebs that claim that title in the main press. Just reading this reminds me, that Wayne County is already in the Middle East. I hope people can see what “tolerance” of these Muslims can get you in the long run. Wonder what those idiots that were praising the “Arab Spring” have to say now?! Anyway keep up the good work Debbie, and I am afraid to say this kind of corrupion is more common than I hope it would be.

Mario on November 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm

You can thank the Family Reunification section of the Immigration Act of 1965 for these outrages.

Anyone who refers to themselves as “Palestinian” should be viewed with suspicion, regardless whether they are Muslim,Christian,athiest,communist,conservative Republican,etc.

The term Palestinian is a loaded agenda-filled term usually meaning hatred of Israel and Jews in general.

Both legal and illegal Third World immigration is a serious problem in this country. Debbie’s post is a clear illustration of that.

Greed and ignorance by American dhimmis is another seriouds problem.

Scott on November 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie.

And excellent comments by all.

JeffE on November 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Modern Muslim Criminality Continues the Tradition of Razzia (raids of rape and pillage).

Mohammed told his followers that the earth and everything on it belonged to Allah. Since everybody but Mohammedans were infidels or kuffars (non-believers), Allah has awarded their lands, property, women and children to the true believers. This provided the ‘theological’ justification for divinely approved criminality of every kind.

Mohammed led the way by raiding caravans and raping captured women. He soon attracted an eager band of followers wanting to follow his example. This tradition of Allah giving the Mohammedans permission take whatever they like from the infidels continues to the present day.

Muslims need not obey infidel laws where they are in contradiction to sharia, though they will use our laws against us when it suits their purposes, for example by litigation jihad and lawfare to extort money from the infidels. All their ever-growing parasitic demands are just asking for what they regard as rightfully theirs in the first place, and the infidels can expect no thanks for giving it to them. Living with Islam is about give and take – we give, they take…

Crombouke on November 9, 2011 at 2:25 am

Well, the Muslims are doing what their liberal friends always do — change the subject. You ask a liberal a question, and rather than answer, they say: “well what about….?”

Aside from the fact that Madoff was an exception, not typical of the overwhelming majority of Jewish people, many of his victims were Jewish, he is now in jail, after massive publicity.

So if the Muslim crooks around the country also wind up in jail, and their crimes such as discussed here, as well as terrrorist crimes, including support of terrorists, a crime basically unique to Islam, are publicized widely, it will be the beginning of equalization.

Little Al on November 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

hmmmmm gee muslims how come you never reported this

where were all the moderate muzzies speaking out…not!!

mike on November 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

Mexican drug cartels — Muslim economic rapists — and no one cares because they are not white.

Disgusted on November 9, 2011 at 9:48 am

To Steve Marshall and all of the bleeding hearts:
Try picking up a book and doing your research on Islam, Brokerage Houses, and Mortgage Companies. Fools of your ilk might accidentally learn something other than the pile of crap that you learned in the public school system or whatever the Democratic Party spoonfed to you.
Unfortunately too many bleeding hearts in the younger generation never had decent training in religion to know that Islam is a tool of the Devil.
Furthermore, how many bleeding hearts have read any of Charles Gasparino’s works or Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner’s book “Reckless Endangerment.” Or have bothered to read an autobiography of Thomas Jefferson,Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, or James K. Polk.
The bleeding hearts might accidentally learn something other than their garbage.

Confederate South on November 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Excellent and thorough expose of the intricate network of Islamic (and Christian Arab pro-Islamic) relationships that increasingly defines Detroit-area politics and business. Rare indeed is the politician or judge in the area who doesn’t advance, whether proactively or tacitly, the pan-Islamic cause.

As an aside, Paul Sperry gave a full-length interview to Front Page magazine yesterday exposing various Islamic infiltration. Much of his information appears culled from Debbie’s analysis on this site. As usual, credit never quite goes where it’s due. Oh, well. Keep up the good work.

Seek on November 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm

So true Deb, so true.

Sickening what this area has become.

Pat in Michigan on November 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Sounds like a great soap opera! All it needs is an ending with a big bang. Like having them all in one room and setting off an EOD.

Clark Kent on November 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I can see how u could hate or talk bad about people that break the law… but most of u that commented here seem to have a problem with Muslims and Arabs… Strange.. that is a whole lot of hate… we our all sisters and brothers… we all came from Adam…. sorry to read about the corruption in your city…those are some really greedy people… I pray things improve… but with our leaders here in the USA I only see our country getting worse.. Sad 🙁 this is not the usa i was taught in school.

Ron on November 10, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Ron, your post proves you don’t know much about Islam.

    And what you stand for, the Moooooslims could not disagree with more. Not only are the the most intolerable, but they use lethal methods to take care of those who are not like them.

    Research a bit more and I wonder if you’ll still feel the same “kumbaya” way. You need to start from the beginning.

    Skunky on November 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

D.S. another great job!! The Detroit airport is a really weak link . When the next plane is blown out of the sky these muslims will laugh and dance to their success but the dogs that have helped them will be cursed!! After hearing Obama and the french pig speaking about Israel I wonder if bleeding heart Jews will vote for the interloper again.

bobby99 on November 10, 2011 at 5:52 am

Great job but I hoped to see more about Azzam Elder and his control over the county, including his hiring and promotions of Arabs and the firings of anyone not Arab.
Ficano has always been aloof, not wanting to be involved in much of the day-to-day operations. So, Elder was left to wield enormous power and control. Ficano usually rubber-stamped Elder’s moves.
I had also hoped that Debbie might explore the long-time relationship between Elder and Turkia Mullin. The nature of that relationship can help explain some of what was going on.
But, overall, this is very well done.

Wormer V on November 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

Great article well researched. Amazing that this is going on without anyone doing anything about it. The new Lawyer that was hired she is also on the board with ficanos girlfriend. That organization is the muslim womens business somthing and guess who spoke at last function Patsky I love how all the names keep coming up!

lmccall on November 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

The tradition of McNamara corruption just got a serious upgrade. Great reporting Debbie.

P. Aaron on November 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

oh Skunky, it is you that appears so ignorant, for if you actually read instead of just repeated what you heard, yoy might actually be able to put forth a genuine argument……… I would imagine you are quite uneducated…..formally I mean………. how sad………. its people like Skunky here that are dragging America down……… Ron, thank you for your comment…………. Skunky……….. get a clue and actually look into something before opening your trap and get back under your rock

skunky is ridiculous on November 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm

i love you skunky………..

skunky is ridiculous on November 15, 2011 at 12:01 am

Skunky for president!!!…………. Everyone vote with me now!…………she is the perfect candidate!………………….. we all love skunky…………. NOT

skunky is ridiculous on November 15, 2011 at 12:03 am

Wake up America because this is where Muslims will lead this country if we don’t expose them for who they are. This is great reporting and I wonder why it is not out on other sites.
We have to protect our great country from these destoryers of every thing this country stands for. May God help us !!!

E. Wayne Byrum on December 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Well done Debbie,

I have lived and worked in the Mid-East for the last 6 years, I came to these countries (Iraq & Afghanistan)with an open mind and have learned, they will not stop in Detroit. They wil not be satisfied until the Infidels are gone. Funny though, I’ve been trying to get my Thai wife a Visa for 2 years now…… do they get in????


Tom on January 3, 2012 at 4:17 am

Robert Ficano’s face looks familiar as if I ve seen him before,I just can t remember from where.
But Debbie,why do you call them christians from here or christians from there? Do you know for a fact they are christians or they call themselves christians? it just seems odd,I am a christian I don t engage in illicit or questionable behaviour and I was taught to love the jewish people as a doctrinal,conciensous matter which I gladly do,there are many things I don t understand about some jews and what seems to be hate for their own people and history,however reading several of your they convey the message that all christians hate the jews and Israel….Am I alone as a christian who love them both? I know all my christian friends feel as I do,I will side with Israel and “His” people every time.

Juan on February 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm


You really have it in for Mooslims, don’t you?

trolololol on May 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm

This story is just so hard to wrap my head around. I grew up literally 4 houses away in Warren Mi from who we called “Terri”, I went to school (elementary) and graduated with her Brother Sam and their sister Mary. There was never an indication growing up that they were Muslim, they were normal kids, normal family . We didn’t live in a rich neighborhood, it was working class. I saw Sam at high school reunions,He was a respected physician at the Hospital- didn’t know of his office practices or reputation. Its such a sad story all in the name of greed or both he and his sister and their families.

N on February 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Judge Charlene Elder – bad judge, no clue, no idea. Keeps giving my grandsons back to their mother who in this case shouldn’t have them. We should never let Muslim be in control of life or be in government. They don’t care about this great land they call home now. Lets ship them all back to the middle east.

Bruce Derby on May 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

To think not that long ago, we were a people who respected integrity. Now, because of the few that are given license to rule and steal from America, we are broke but they are rich. It starts with our White house and reaches wherever there is a Muslim holding any position. They have a mission. To get what they can and to hell with the people.

Loral O on August 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

You people are insane. Whoever wrote this article is a racist animal. Muslims are good people. Detroit is comprised of a heavy arab population. It only makes sense that arabs would be present in wayne county’s political sphere. You all comment about how bad muslims are but you are all uneducated. Pick up a book and read something factual instead of this racist article. Greed is present in every culture. Open your eyes people.

Your mother's mother on October 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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