Jihadist dry runs are back in the news. Well, they’re back, anyway (they never left), but they’re not making the news they should.
We take an updated look at them over at The Public Thing.
We fully intend to leave our aged and rheumatic Dearborn Underground grazing in its pasture contentedly and for good, except for thinking this once it’s in the public interest to say a word or two about Tarek Baydoun.
As Dearborn residents are aware, a character named Tarek Baydoun is working hard – or as hard as I guess a professional hustler like Baydoun ever works -- for a seat on the city council. We’ve paid our gimlet-eyed notice of Baydoun before, notably for his intemperate accusations of Islamophobia and carefully placing himself on the wrong side of every issue. Whether adopting the role of a journalist, a Democratic consultant, a lawyer, or a realtor, Baydoun’s focus is always to be spokesman inflaming the Islamic community and lying to the infidels about the connection between Islamic terrorism and Islam: Hasan’s murders at Ft. Hood were strictly criminal, with no religious component, and none of the 9/11 hijackers were “affiliated with Islam.”
Baydoun is a committed Islamist who’s openly declared his loyalty to the One Nation, and it’s not the nation mentioned in the Pledge of Allegiance. At least one metro-area source has publicly denounced him as a Hezbollah-sympathizing crook.
Dearborn already has a mayor who can’t tell the difference between the First Amendment and the paper his Potbelly’s sandwich comes wrapped in. Things are going to get worse, regardless; we already know that. They’ll get worse faster if Baydoun gets into government.
__________“The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
__________“These descriptions are very ugly. It is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it.”