Who rules the United States? Know that I’m primarily referencing here the battle of world views. There is a struggle against earthly and otherworldly powers and principalities for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people.
The title of the article in Jihad Watch (February 21) reads this way: Michigan: Mega Mosque being forced on Christian Refugee Community.
Quoting: “Too much traffic, too little parking, the city planning commission decided by a 9-0 vote against the mosque in September 2015. But in December, the mosque sued the city and the Obama Justice Department joined in, claiming the real reason the mosque was denied was because the city was caving to anti-Muslim bigotry in the community. Now, a settlement deal is headed to the Sterling Heights City Council on Tuesday evening. If the council votes to sign the deal, it could be very costly for the city.”
Update: It did pass on Tuesday, February 21. The Sterling Heights Sentry reported (in short) in the following way:
A mosque’s dome and minarets are on track to appear along 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights after the city settled two lawsuits pertaining to the issue at a sometimes-raucous Feb. 21 City Council meeting. City Council members voted 7-0 to settle a federal case brought forth by the U.S. Department of Justice late last year, as well as to settle a separate federal lawsuit by the Madison Heights-based American Islamic Community Center. ...
Jihad Watch stated: The Obama DOJ used its might to crush local opposition to mosques, even when the objections were based on legitimate concerns regarding zoning and other matters. And of course all discussion of Muslim Brotherhood ties and the jihad threat was ruled “Islamophobic.”
And to make matters worse, the proposed mosque is to be located in the heart of an Iraqi- Christian community.
As the Detroit Free Press reports, "Many of the residents in that area are new Americans who have recently resettled from Iraq after escaping persecution as Christians," said Martin Manna, president of the Chaldean Community Foundation. … For many of them, whenever a new mosque was built in Iraq, it meant displacement, demographic shifts and often discrimination against Christians.
Imagine these Chaldean Christians, escaping horrific persecution at the hands of radical Islamists, only to come to the safety of America and have the federal government essentially order the building of a mosque in their neighborhood.
Further consider these words from World Net Daily: “Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community,” by Leo Hohmann, WND, February 21, 2017:
A city of 130,000 people in southeastern Michigan is under the gun of Islamic pressure following its denial of a mega-mosque in a residential neighborhood populated largely by Christian refugees who fled Islamic persecution in Iraq.
Local residents fear it’s a bad deal, something similar to the Obama DOJ-orchestrated deal forced upon nearby Pittsfield Township, Michigan, last year. That town had to pay out $1.7 million to local Muslims to whom it had denied a permit for an Islamic school, and township employees were ordered to undergo sensitivity training to assure they never again discriminate against Muslims.
Sessions to the rescue?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions could cancel any similar deal from taking effect in Sterling Heights, but only if he is aware of it and acts quickly.
“If the city council is found to be cooperating with the Obama DOJ staff who are expediting this consent order to stick it to the Sessions/Trump team, then this city will go nuts,” said Dick Manaserri, spokesman for Secure Michigan, a group formed to educate the public on Shariah law and how it differs from American law.
In last November’s presidential election, Donald Trump carried Sterling Heights, normally a Democratic Party stronghold, by 56 to 44 percent over Hillary Clinton. He also carried Macomb County, home to Sterling Heights and also a Democratic-oriented county.
But Trump’s new AG, Sessions, is apparently not yet fully in control of the Justice Department, which includes many holdovers from the Obama administration.
“Why else would Jeff Sessions not dismiss the Obama DOJ lawsuit against Sterling Heights?” Manaserri asks. “We have been told by legal experts that he has the power to simply dismiss the lawsuit. A consent order typically implies wrongdoing with the application of penalties.”
The people and their representatives back in 2015 had spoken, too, with their city planning findings. However, other powers had other ideas including the Obama Justice Department which threatened them with raw power.
1. Pray for God’s help and mercy for the people of Sterling Heights.
2. Contact Attorney General Jeff Sessions office at:
The Honorable Jeff Sessions – Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dept. Comment Line: 202-353-1555
Or email Attorney General Sessions using this link.
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
I am writing to ask you to stand with the people of Sterling Heights, Michigan and revoke the oppressive overreach of the federal government into local concerns. In 2016 the Department of Justice joined with The American Islamic Community Center to sue Sterling Heights after the City Council had voted 9-0 against a third mosque development due to traffic, parking, and other zoning concerns. A similar DOJ-orchestrated deal was forced upon nearby Pittsfield Township, Michigan.
As the Detroit Free Press reports, the area of the proposed mosque is comprised of Chaldean Christians – many of these residents are new Americans who have recently resettled from Iraq after escaping persecution as Christians.
I respectfully urge you to protect the sovereignty of the community of Sterling Heights and overturn these coercive tactics by the Department of Justice which occurred under the Obama administration.
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