It’s a city in Michigan targeted with myths over and over again. According to Google 98,153 people lives there. So it’s a small town. However, people have repeatedly claimed that Shariah law is implemented, that Christians have been stoned and that there have been a Muslim take over. The rumor that Daesh (ISIS) held a rally there is also interesting.
The Shariah law thing was invented by: http://nationalreport.net/ They claim to be: “A news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways.”
Great! However, Shariah cant be implemented in a democracy. That no one seem to know.
How about the stoning of Christians? Well, a yearly festivity was going on among the Muslim residents and a bunch of (extreme?) preachers / Christians took the opportunity to interfere. (That’s what Christians would say if they were keept from their Christmas dinner by Muslims.) People got annoyed and and I can only assume that sooner or later plates are flying. And just for the record, that is not how I perceive Christians.
In contrary to the myth there was a anti-ISIS rally. Allegedly Facebook users thought it was a pro rally. The proof was this picture. Imagine if it was truth. Then politicians would use it daily to scare people. But no, this was really fake news.
I saw a short You Tube clip with a couple of Americans filming from a car. They targeted Arabic shop signs, peoples houses and yards. They tried to contact people in the street, but they didn’t get any response. Imagine a bunch of Arabic guys yelling from a car outside your home.
My personal thoughts
Dearborn seem to have a variety of people. But there seem to be a lack of integration. A lack of knowledge how to approach people of another culture. For example, using “they” and “them” are excluding words. How can you expect people to integrate if not invited?
I would like to visit Dearborn. I never had a wish to go to the US, but Dearborn seem to be the place! They probably have really great food, nice people and not so cold?