Michigan City Unanimously Passes Muslim-Based Resolution Against ‘Hatred’

Muslim-VeilTAYLOR, Mich. — A city council in Michigan has unanimously voted to pass a Muslim-based resolution against religious discrimination and hatred.

While the resolution does not specifically mention Islam, Councilman Alex Garza told the News Herald that he introduced the measure to stand in solidarity with the National Network of Arab American Communities’ “Campaign to Take on Hate.” The campaign had been launched recently following the death of three Muslim students in North Carolina who had been shot by an atheist neighbor last month. A motive behind the incident is still being investigated.

“[Taylor] agrees to protect all its citizens and families no matter their religion or ethnicity,” the resolution reads. “As public servants we have an even greater responsibility to speak out against discrimination and hatred because when the unacceptable becomes the norm in our society, human rights for all are threatened.”

“[We will] stand against those who preach hate and incite violence,” it declares.

“I think we should all remind ourselves that this country was not built on us hating each other,” Garza said. “ I think we have to make sure that we continue to remind each other that we support each other and make sure we point out hate when it occurs.”

“This resolution does not commit the city to anything,” he added. “We’re committing to continuing to take on hate in this country.”

Former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, attended the meeting, and told city council that she had been observing “alarming increases in hateful statements” against those of the Islamic religion.

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“Engaging our neighbors and colleagues and public servants like yourselves who are not of Arab descent or of Muslim faith is critical in combating increasingly negative images that are leading to criminal acts of violence against places of worship, schools and now even our homes,” she said, asserting that Muslims are now under attack  and in danger.

But two area residents who were present spoke against the resolution. One of those was Fred Lyons, who told city council that the measure was unnecessary as no one believes that it is rightful to hate another person.

“I don’t see why we need a resolution to say we’re against hate. We are,” Lyons said. “Anyone who would say you are supporting hate would be asinine.”

Others outside of the city are also expressing concern over the resolution.

“Jihadists are conducting a genocide against Christians across the world and US politicians are passing resolutions prohibiting criticism of genocide, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, misogyny and Islamic Jew-hatred,” wrote Pamela Geller of the Freedom Defense Initiative and Altas Shrugs. “Islamic supremacists are embedding themselves in school boards, town councils, etc., to impose Islam on secular American society. Embedded Muslims … are passing resolutions to impose the sharia — to prohibit criticism of Islam and jihad.”

The Detroit City Council likewise recently passed a resolution in support of the National Network of Arab American Communities campaign, and other cities nationwide, such as Chicago and Los Angeles are expected to consider the measure. It is believed that the effort is based in Dearborn, which has one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States.

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  • Seymore Philmore

    “Increasing hateful statements” against those of the Islamic religions? Wow, I wonder why that would be? Maybe if those Islamists wouldn’t behead, shoot, stab, and burn those that disagreed with them, people wouldn’t find them despicable.

    • Oboehner

      Or bomb, occupy, or kill children in drone attacks.

      • Seymore Philmore

        “When Palestinians love their children more than the hate Israelis, then there will be peace.” Golda Meir

        • Oboehner

          “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:12 In regard to Ishmael and his descendants. There will always be animosity.

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      The Muslims in Taylor, MI are beheading, shooting, stabbing, and burning those who disagree with them?

      Then, according to your logic, it is reasonable to make hateful statements about Christians because Christians are slaughtering Muslims in the CAR, correct?

      • John Q Citizen

        The article stated that the perpetrator was an Atheist, not Christian, and probably a liberal democrat as well.

        • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

          Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean we’re not out to get you…

        • thoughtsfromflorida

          How is that relevant to my statement?

      • Seymore Philmore

        Please be more coherent in your statements. There is no radical Islam, either they follow the Quran or they are not Muslims. You will see the truth when the 10 million here become more militant.

        • thoughtsfromflorida

          “either they follow the Quran or they are not Muslims.”

          So then the Christians who are slaughtering Muslims in the CAR, are just everyday, run of the mill, Christians, correct?

          • Seymore Philmore

            It’s the Muslims that are starting wars in Africa just as everywhere else. They must conquer the world so their Great Mufti will come.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            So then it’s OK for Christians to slaughter them and drive them from their homes, correct?

          • Seymore Philmore

            Christians don’t have the right of self defense? You expose yourself as a fool with every statement. If you attack me, a member of my family, or my neighbor, I will kill you. Yet, being a fool, you would blame me.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            “Yet, being a fool, you would blame me.”

            I certainly would assign any blame to you for defending yourself. If, however, you were to go to your neighbor’s house, kill some of them, and the force the others to flee, because you disagree with your religious views, I would indeed blame you.

  • HisChild

    Cultural diversity will never change scripture. This is Sharia Law that has just been embedded. Man’s law ~ not God’s law. God’s word says, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this ‘ “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Galations 5:14). If we would live to fulfill God’s law, there would never be a need for anti hate laws. That is hatred in and of itself.

    • Liz Litts

      The problem comes when everybody wants ‘god’ to be what they want Him to be and then get mad when God does not conform to what they think He should. I have found that most people who “hate God and regilion” basicly expect Him to be an errand,boy , Santa Clase, and doting grampa who lets you get away with anything and everything. When he proves to be none of the above, they whine and spit and act like spoiled children-you know like when your child can’t have a toy or candy and says ‘I hate you mommy/daddy!” God is love. He gave his only son Jesus, to take the punishment that we justly deserved -according to God’s law. No good parent allows themselves to be walked on. You can tell as many lies to yourself as you want-He does not change! He is not what you wish to make him into-He just Is! And I for one, am glad that He is.

      • David Akers

        Wow preach much? If there is a God, then he is an absent, deadbeat father.

        • Harry Oh!

          Better question is, how do seemingly, somewhat intelligent people account for denying His existence while at the same time whining about all the things he’s not doing for them.

        • jcrosby35

          Naw David. You got it wrong. The problem is an absent deadbeat son and daughter.
          In the Word of God Luke 16 he is called the prodigal son.
          God is on His thrown and in His time He will judge.
          Jesus Christ is Lord.

      • HisChild

        Thank you, Liz. God is near to all who call on His name from a true heart.

  • The Lone Ranger

    This is the silliest thing I have ever heard of man has to pass a resolution against religious discrimination . What is their definition of religion ? It obviously doesn’t have anything to do with Christ , or God . I got news for you neither one promotes hate! Because they are in fact one in the same . It don’t matter who or what you call yourself your not a true Christian if you hate anyone , Muslim or not , even the atheist, that started this mess we don’t have to like someone actions but we have to love the person even to the point of forgiveness. Christians take on the nature of Christ and are naturally against hate Mr.Lyons and Pamela Geller are right we should not need a resolution. You want to get rid of hate ? Get rid of your religion ! And put on Christ !…….. Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ………If we can’t see what you have on , then your not into Christ. Surprise !, Surprise !, it’s that simple. Love your fellow man where he is a Muslim , Buddhist, Atheist . Or maybe he’s a un regenerated lost soul without hope addicted to alcohol, drugs and full of hate. Hell bound and ignorant of religion like I was , until one day. I bowed the knees of my heart and ask Christ if he was real and if it were possible for him to forgive me of my former sins and unbelief if he could change a man . But before I could finish my prayer I realized something , had happen to me I was a new creature: OLD THINGS are passed away; behold, all THINGS are become new. I was in Christ born again Praise God! a new creation. Thanks be to god I’ve been telling everybody since Sep 11, 1990.

  • NNNNNNNNNNoooClintonplz

    I have to say I was surprised the atheist did not kill a Christian because that is where most of the hate is directed. AND you can’t hate against a religion that preaches death to America and Israel? So what kind of hate are you against..need to be specific.

  • Steve Buckley

    You rejected Jesus and the gospel, thus, you get the consequences. This oughta be real interesting to watch unfold. Welcome to the new world order.

  • David Akers

    “[We will] stand against those who preach hate and incite violence,”…what a bunch of asinine fools. That is ALL the islamist extremists preach…anyone who ISN’T wary of those of the islam faith are retarded and deserve what they get.

  • David Akers

    Also forgot to mention…Islam is NOT a religion…so carry on your hatred of those who preach the Islamic extremist view….

    • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

      Not only is Islam areligion, but they see themselves as a natural outgrowth, and the fulfillment of Christianity, much the same way Christians feel toward Judaism.

      In fact, Christ is refernced in the Koran more than Mohamed. True story…

  • Harry Oh!

    By removing the rationale, reasonable, moral barometer of Christianity from our society, the atheists have unwittingly opened the doors to something far worse and they will soon reap the consequences they deserve. Christians will suffer too, but at least we have an escape plan, the liberals don’t.

    • Jared Wells

      Exactly my thoughts..!

      • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

        Hmmm… Those are thoughts? Sound more like paranoid delusions to me…

  • jcrosby35

    Now isn’t that interesting. In the midst of muslims looking to change the country and apply sharia law it turns out that it is hate muslims time again. he poor little minority is looking for more special privileges. More political PC. BS to gain foot holds in America.
    Wake up people this anti christ system of things is working step by step to establish themselves politically and when they do you are going to be the persecuted.
    A little here and a little there, like a frog in a pot of water sitting not even realizing things are coming to a boil.
    Christians you had better wake up before it is your neck on the chopping block.


  • Bacchus

    Islams hatred of Christian and Jews …from the koan….Allah turned the Sabbath-breaking Jews into apes. 2:65-66,,,Jews are the greediest of all humankind. They’d like to live 1000 years. But they are going to hell. 2:96…Intermarriage is forbidden. 2:221…”They
    [Christians and Jews] say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.” (The Fire will burn them forever.) 3:24..”They [Christians and Jews] say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.” (The Fire will burn them forever.) 3:24..
    Christians and Jews must believe what Allah has revealed to Muhammad or Allah will
    disfigure their faces or turn them into apes, as he did the Sabbath-breakers.
    (See 2:65-66) 4:47… Those who ascribe a partner to Allah (like Christians do with Jesus and the Holy Spirit) will not be forgiven. They have “invented a tremendous sin.” 4:48, 4:116 Those who invent lies about Allah are guilty of flagrant sin. 4:50…Jews
    and Christians believe in idols and false deities, yet they claim to be more rightly guided than Muslims. 4:51…”Those (Christians and Jews) are they whom Allah hath cursed.” 4:52…Those who refuse to follow Muhammad, follow false gods and are deceived by Satan. 4:60


  • Daniel Hudson

    No matter their religious beliefs, until it comes to Christians you mean, right? Once it comes to Christians they are instantly wrong, and to hell with a fair trial. This is what America is coming to folks, don’t be deceived, we are nearing the 7 year Tribulation with each passing day. Hardly a week goes by that you don’t see something of prophetic influence happening. And now they want to remove the rights of Christians, have been, removing the rights of Christians. To the ones writing these laws, I say, God have mercy on your souls.

  • Els

    so much for the ‘peaceful’ atheist minority (or majority)!!

  • Angel Nova

    Muslims are asking for it. It is the product of their intolerance withe every single one of us infidels or non-Muslims. It is in their Koran, we are the enemies. So us Americans should stop giving in to them , this political jihad inside our country.

    • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

      Actually, the Koran says that we Christians (and Jews) are “People of The Book” and are to be respected by Muslims.

      Try and keep that in mind when you see how deeply anti-christian the behavior of some “Christians” can be…

      • lynn

        So you are saying that we shouldn’t have any concerns at all that there are Islam extremists camps or units in all 50 states? Just wear a short or no collar shirt so it will be easier for the extremists to remove our heads. You go ahead and do that. As for me and my family, we will avoid the very presence of any person wearing a rag on their head.

        • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

          No, what I’m saying is, that we shouldn’t identify all Christians with the behavior of the KKK…

          • lynn

            Problem is that there is no way of distinguishing a good Muslem from a bad one . The KKK nevrr were Christian . In fact I don’t believe a Christians heart would permit them to be a part of the KKK. I know it wouldnt work for me.

          • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

            Right, which is exactly whatthe average Muslim would say in regard to ISIL…

  • thoughtsfromflorida

    Headline: “Michigan City Unanimously Passes Muslim-Based Resolution Against ‘Hatred’

    Article: “While the resolution does not specifically mention Islam”

    Once again, we see how the “Christian” News Network has no issue with lying.

  • Ron

    Well they already have Hate Speech Laws in Europe. Want to how how they work? If u say anything against Islam or Gays u can be charged with Hate Speech where u can go to jail for a few years. But if your a Radical Muslim and stand on the streets of London with a sign that says Europe u will Pay Your 911 is on the Way. Guess What. NOTHING HAPPENS These Hate Speech Laws sound fair to u ?

    • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

      Perhaps in an imaginary Europe, but in the real Europe, the opposite is true. In fact, more people have been locked up for anti-semitism, than for any other type of bigotry.

      But why let facts and/or evidence get in the way of a good ol’ fashioned paranoid rant?

      • lynn

        Me and millions more are sure nuf paranoid when it comes to Muslims. I left my shoping cart half full of groceries at Walmart last week when three Muslim women got in the same Isle I was in. I just walked away. I left there and went to food line and had no problem.

        • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

          Well see, they got you out of WallyWorld, so Muslims have been a blessing to you already…

          • lynn

            Sure are a lot of Muslims posting on here. Are you one? If you are, are you a good one or a radical one?

          • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

            Neither, I am a Christian…

  • Ron

    Time to the people who live there get a lawyer and take it to court. Time judges throw this out.

  • NCOriolesFan

    When Muslins stop hating on Israel and terrorizing the entire planet under the disguise of Palestinian unity, then maybe hatred towards Muslims will stop. Ha-ha, doubt it as long as the Middle East rages on with anti-Israel rhetoric.

    • lynn

      As a Christian, I don’t hate Muslims. I just don’t want to be anywhere near them.

  • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

    “wrote Pamela Geller of the Freedom Defense Initiative and Altas Shrugs.”

    This piece is remarkable in it’s awesome howling nihilistic dumbness, and it’s author is apparently untroubled by how deeply anti-christian Ayn Rand was, or how anti-christian her followers (like Paul Ryan) continue to be…

  • G. W. Markle

    The Christian Dilemma:

    The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

    What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion,or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and“them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

    And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

    Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: “Here we are Lord!” And He will respond: “I never knew you”. They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

    Those who have put themselves first will be last.

  • John Richard Clinton Maenpaa

    #p21 #tlot #tcot #teaparty #union #iww #occupy #ows #p2



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  • Rev Donald Spitz

    If one disagrees with their demonic religion, they consider that hatred. They pass these politically correct sounding laws so anyone who criticizes their demonic religion will be charge with a hate crime.

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  • Terri

    In other words you will have no right to ask them to remove their burka for identification & if they want to stop & pray in the street so be it. SMH People will be forced into silence so you cannot inform others of the dangers of their value system. The laws of the US are sufficient to protect against violence without silencing others who might disagree with you or anyone else.

  • Cuda

    So in other words another liberal knee jerk rule/law pushed through without little to no debate, no feedback from the community, was done as if they were elitist and not a law
    writer…what could possibly go wrong…..