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4. Dearborn: Muslim at city council meeting calls for Sharia patrols, restriction on free speech

Arab American News reported that at a Dearborn city council meeting last week, “a local Arab American took the podium to address concerns he had with the city.” After “referencing Prophet Muhammad and loudly chanting Islamic prayers,” this man “said that the city needed to monitor neighborhood parks around the clock because people have been using them to conduct sexual activities,” and,

also stated that there were magazines and newspapers at the public libraries and civic center that can “cause colossal damage to a child’s health,” asking the city to review and monitor literature before they are distributed.

In other words, he was calling for morals police akin to the Sharia police who make peoples’ lives miserable in Saudi Arabia, and for Sharia restrictions on the freedom of speech. The council members appear to have received this man’s appeals with some impatience. However, make no mistake: there will be many more incidents like this, with calls for the implementation of Sharia morals police and Sharia restrictions on the freedom of speech growing louder and more insistent. And then city councils and other governing bodies will be forced either to articulate and implement a defense of Western principles of free expression, or capitulate. Right now the latter looks much more likely.