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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Honor Killings Being Covered Up in Dearborn, MI?

This all started in 2010, when four members of a Christian group in Dearborn, MI were arrested for attempting to convert young Muslims to Christianity at the International Arab Festival. The men caught the attention of eight police officers within seconds and spent the night in jail after being led away in handcuffs. Those men have since filed a lawsuit against the City of Dearborn, its Mayor, its Police Chief, and multiple police officers.

There is a much bigger update to the story, however. Apparently, some of the police officers are sympathetic to the plaintiffs and have a problem with what's going on in their Department. Officers wishing to remain unidentified have alleged that Islamic 'honor killings' have taken place in the city and have been covered up. If this can be proven, Mayor John. B. O'Reilly and Police Chief Ronald Haddad will have a much larger problem on their hands.

Via WND:
Officials in the offices of both O'Reilly and Haddad said they were unable to respond to questions about the case, which seeks a court order halting the city's practices regarding speech and distribution of literature on public property at the city's Arab Fest during the summers.

It also seeks compensatory and punitive damages from the defendants.

The allegation about the honor killings that have been "overlooked" in Dearborn comes on Page 61 of the 96-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan today.

Describing the circumstances under which police officers arrested the Christians and ordered them to spend a night in jail rather than view readily available exculpatory evidence that ultimately cleared them of the charges, the complaint notes that during the booking of the Christians at the city jail, "a sympathetic city police officer told plaintiffs Qureshi and Rezkalla that some of the police officers were 'on their side,' 'agreed with what they were doing' and 'didn't think they did anything wrong,' or words to that effect."

The comments simply were "demonstrating further that defendants retaliated against plaintiffs for their religious speech activity," the complaint explains.

"The sympathetic police officer told plaintiffs that the security personnel hired for the Arab Festival were mostly 'criminals and gang members,'" the complaint explained. Then it continued:

"The sympathetic police officer told plaintiffs that there were instances in the city where 'honor killings' permitted by Shariah had taken place, but they were covered up," the complaint alleges.
Once again, Edmund Burke's credo that 'Evil can only succeed when good men do nothing' is proven correct. If there are good police officers who are aware that their superiors have either condoned or are complicit in 'honor killings' and don't speak up, the behavior will continue. If they do speak up - as what appears to be the case here - this could become a much bigger story.

Here is the video of the arrests on June 18, 2010

Video: AFL-CIO Head Boasts of Multiple Visits to White House

This is a very informative montage that juxtaposes video of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka boasting about visiting the White House 'two or three' times a week and talking with someone from the White House 'every day.' Following that is a short interview between Andrea Mitchell and a reporter who admits speaking to an Obama cabinet member who says that about 'half a dozen' of Obama's cabinet had not ever been contacted by the president in the two years since he'd been inaugurated.

Yet, Trumka, who is not part of the Administration visits the White House 'two to three' times a week?!

Via The Blaze:

Organizing For America Now Recruiting for Summer Program

In the wake of the disgrace that is the behavior of Organizing For America (OFA) relative to the Wisconsin protests, the Obama Administration again lied by saying it had nothing to do with organizing the protesters. This, despite overwhelming evidence in the form of OFA blog posts, facebook posts, and tweets proving just the opposite. Instead of backing down however, OFA (Obama) has decided to continue following Uncle Saul's rulebook, which says to 'keep the pressure on.'

My inbox this morning contained an email from Jeremy Bird of OFA with a subject line that said, 'Know Any Good Organizers?' It appears that OFA is looking to grow its 'civilian national security force' this summer by enticing young students to sign up for the program and get college credit for doing so. Here's the email I received; the two images are screen shots from the page the links within the email took me.
Ben --

This summer, Organizing for America will train a new team of summer organizers. The Summer Organizing Fellowship is a grassroots program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders -- not just to help win elections, but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country.

We're reminded nearly every day of the power of organizing -- of people standing up and speaking out in their communities. And that kind of effective organizing doesn't happen in a vacuum. It takes commitment, time, and hard work to build a movement around a cause.

That's exactly what our team of summer organizers will do.

They will be trained in the basic principles that have always built and powered effective grassroots movements, and will be assigned to a specific community where they'll work to organize supporters street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood. They'll recruit volunteers, run events, knock on doors, and do what it takes to support the President's agenda. And, in the end, their work will take our grassroots power to an impressive new level.

Apply now to be a summer organizer, or pass this email along to anyone else you know who might be interested.

Folks who trained in programs like this one have gained important skills that have since helped them in careers with OFA and beyond. And they had a good time doing it.

Becca Siegel, a student at Stanford University, spent the past two summers organizing in Colorado -- and she loved it. "Working as a summer organizer certainly taught me a diverse set of skills in a fast-paced environment. Each day brought new opportunities and challenges: a meeting with a local activist followed by voter registration at an outdoor concert, or a conference call with other organizers from around the country followed by volunteering at a community health clinic."

When she graduates from college later this year, Becca will take the skills she learned at OFA to a new job in South Africa.

You don't have to be a student, like Becca, or a recent graduate to be a summer organizer. Nikki Giancola, now a regional field director for OFA Illinois, was a middle school teacher for four years before becoming a summer organizer. "I will never forget the day the Affordable Care Act passed," she says. "It was a feeling like no other -- I had played a part in helping millions of people, and the summer organizer program gave me the chance to do so."

Summer organizer Paras Patel had a similarly unforgettable experience -- meeting President Obama at an event in Detroit. "He shook my hand and told me that he was proud of me and appreciated the work I was doing. I didn't know what to expect when I started at OFA, but meeting the President was definitely a surprise and something I will never forget!"

Successful movements have always been built and grown by ordinary people who take responsibility for organizing their fellow citizens to make their voices heard. We're looking for folks who are ready to work hard to support the President's agenda and lay new groundwork to carry this movement forward for years to come.

Click here to apply for the OFA summer organizers program or pass it on to a friend -- no experience is needed to apply:

Thanks for all you do,


Jeremy Bird
Deputy Director
Organizing for America
Again, this is gall on display. OFA has been directly linked to the Wisconsin protests which saw, among other things, fraud in action when Doctors were handing out fake sick notes to teachers who wanted to get paid for protesting instead of working. Instead of even feigning shame or laying low for a while, Obama and company have decided to stay on offense after LYING about it's involvement in the first place. It's vintage Saul Alinsky.

I think it's safe to say we're learning what Obama meant when he said this on the campaign trail:

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