Liberty and Freedom
Whether we like the banners or not (can't see all that they say, but the ref to "lake of fire" is something the Qur'an also talks about), notice how the police do NOTHING. The entire crowd is throwing chunks of concrete, milk crates, shoes, bottles, etc at the Christians. If that's not assault, I don't know what is. Exactly like the West Bank.
If the Muslims did not like what the banners said, ignore the ppl and move on. No big deal.
But that is not what the Qur'an teaches. And that is not what the vast majority of Muslims do. These Christians were clearly under vicious attack, not retaliating at all, and the police did nothing.
Note that some of the most aggressive attackers are kids. That is because:
1) they know that, as juveniles, if they ARE arrested, they will not get jail time in this country. So they are part of the forefront of the movement. Islam puts kids on the front line. I doubt they will grow up into peaceful adult Muslims.
2) their parents know this. The kids are taught to do this. Note how many of the adults on the sidelines are not throwing things, but certainly don't discourage their kids from doing it. Same thing that kids are taught in the West Bank.
3) they are in Dearborn and it's doubtful that any of them will be arrested. They are emboldened when the police take no action.
Police in riot gear should have broken this up and arrested every person who was throwing anything. This is NOT the West Bank; this is America.
When police finally do arrive, they tell the Christians to leave ~ that they are "a danger to the safety". Umm... the safety of whom??? The CHristians are NOT the ones launching these vicious attacks. Later, "your conduct is a threat to the safety of everyone here." (12:55) Uh, no it isn't. The only ones who are being threatened and injured are the Christians.
More from the Muslim deputy (14:00): "We've been very, very respectful to you. You are jeopardizing public safety." But the kids who are chucking concrete AREN'T???
16:00 from the other deputy: "The Chamber of Commerce decided they did not want a free speech zone." Because Acts 17 won a lawsuit against Dearborn for denying freedom of speech just two years ago.
Notice that at least one of the deputy who addresses the Christians is Muslim ~ Jaafar (10.55). Muslims will NOT stop fellow Muslims from committing acts of jihad ~ and this is one.
The Muslims see this as a victory in battle. The Qur'an/hadith/sira are all about conquest, literal conquest, explained in military terms. That is why, whenever the Christians move, the muslims dance and jump in front of them with airhorns ~ they see this as a victory because they are chasing away the "enemy": Americans and Christians.
If we had real leadership in MI or this country, there would be no Arab Festival. It would be replaced by National Guard troops.
Last year the Arab Festival was relatively quiet ~ and that was only bec Acts 17 was in the process of suing the City of Dearborn and Dearborn PD for wrongful arrest. The Muslim chief of police (always a mistake to allow muslims to have any position of influence or power ~ they will use it to further islam), Nidal Hassan, told the muslim community to back off bec of the lawsuit and they did.