A group of Christians went into Dearborn to carry “Jesus” placards.
Placards have a place in picket lines, where confrontation is expected. They do not change anyone’s mind. They make a statement.
When it comes to Christian-Muslim relations, which have been bad since approximately 680 AD, placards convey no new information.
If the sign-carriers were trying to provoke an incident for media purposes, their tactic worked.
The police sprang into action when the crowd got violent. They were determined to keep the peace. So, they told the Christians to leave. Then they threatened them with arrest. One of them said that they did not have the manpower to protect them.
The mainstream media have ignored the confrontation. Conservative media picked it up. Here is an example.
When police leave the scene, the persecution begins again. Another officer then approaches and asks the evangelists to leave. He ushers one man, apparently a leader of the group, around the corner of a building and begins a discussion, all but threatening charges against the evangelists if they don’t leave.
The officer accused the Christians of causing a “disturbance,” saying it was “a direct threat to the safety of everyone here.” He demanded, “we’re going to escort you out. . . . You’re going to leave now.” Another officer poked in, “you are jeopardizing public safety.” He also added that he wanted the evangelists to leave because he didn’t “want the coverage”–presumably the media.
The first officer noticed blood on the man’s face, but blamed the evangelist: “you tell them stuff that enrages them.”
This indicates that an alien culture is running Dearborn.
Then I saw a video. There is now no doubt in my mind. This is an alien culture.
It is the culture of the American public schools in welfare check neighborhoods.
I had expected to see women in burqas. I saw teenage girls screaming obscenities. The boys were just as bad.
The crowd was young. These were ill-mannered brats. They are products of a really bad side of America culture: the welfare state. These are kids with no economic future. They do not know how to behave. No one is going to teach them.
These children know nothing of the long confrontation between Christianity and Islam, with dedicated armies on both sides. That war has been confessional, cultural, and sometimes military.
These children are not dedicated to Islam. They are not dedicated to anything of substance. They remind me of the teenagers in Northern Ireland in the years of continual violence. There, gangs of “Catholics” and “Protestants” shot each other, detonated car bombs (the unique invention of Irish violence), and plotted revenge. But could any of them recite a catechism? Could any of them give a history of Catholic-Protestant confrontations? No. They were poorly educated lower-class kids with no economic future.
I do not see this incident as the future of Muslim-Christian relations in the United States. These children will not grow up to become call group terrorists. They will grow up to be lower-class Americans, with bad jobs, welfare checks, low birth rates, and no hope for the future.
These are kids with a hostile attitude that invokes the militant side of Islam, but without the dedication to be militant. Someone could build a gang out of these kids. He could not build an army committed to a millennium of confrontation.
This was a local phenomenon. I do not think this country will have as many of these dysfunctional neighborhoods as France does. If it ever does, it will be the result of the welfare state, as it is in France.
David Goldman’s book, How Civilizations Die (And Why Islam Is Dying Too) (Regnery, 2011), was a revelation to me. Islam in Iran is dying. The birth rate is down to German levels. College women are becoming prostitutes to put themselves through college. This is not Islam. This is secularism overwhelming Islam.
(To see the video, click the link.)