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Monday, June 09, 2008

Dearborn, Michigan and Radar Site

I stated earlier today that I've experienced unusual traffic on my blog ever since commenting on an important piece written by Roger Gardner at Radar Site (see blog entry below). The piece made it clear to me that Michigan, and much of the United States, is painfully negligent on counter terrorism efforts.

For whatever reason, the description of what is currently taking place in Dearborn, Michigan made me think back to a story I heard (from a reliable source) about Michigan during 9/11. Prior to 9/11, a list of terror targets in the U.S. was published online. I'm not sure what the intention was, but it did include a location in Michigan. It was rumored that this location may have been a secondary target on 9/11. I won't go into greater detail, but since 9/11, there were a few incidents in Michigan that may have been tied to terrorism.

There was a supposed plot to blow up the Mackinac Bridge. Suspects that were apprehended, and later released (to the best of my knowledge), all had ties to Dearborn. However, every time the Muslim community of Dearborn, Michigan is portrayed, whether in the local or national media, it is always in a positive light. My question is simple. Why aren't more questions being asked? Why are we allowing the possibility of a terror cell in our midst? Better yet, why are we not ensuring that one doesn't exist?

Yet, there appears to be a decided apathy towards going after legitimate suspects if they are Muslim. No one wants to come out and name the threat of Islamofascism, but it is real. It is my greatest fear that we will one day wake up again to find that it is too late, just as we did on 9/11.

I realize that there are many who may believe that I'm being xenophobic or racist in naming the threat. I realize that there are many Muslims living in Michigan and the rest of the United States who wish the rest of us no harm. However, why won't they stand up and help name the fanatics? Why are they letting their religion be ruined by extremists? Those questions all need to be addressed, but due to an absence of leadership (it is particularly absent in Michigan at the moment), people tend to want to believe that it will just go away.

Every day, I find that is it is becoming more unacceptable to be Christian; freedom of speech is being severely eroded in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and even (perhaps especially) Canada; and it is becoming increasingly impossible to directly and openly discuss the most pressing challenges facing our country.

I took a leave from blogging in order to decide just how political I wanted it to become. While I don't want it to become a partisan slug-fest, I'm completely baffled at just how blind so many people in the United States are to the threat facing this nation. I haven't given up on Michigan or the United States yet. Somehow, in some way, those who see what I see will have to be noticed and taken seriously.

RADARSITE: The Serpent is in the Nest: The Islamification of Dearborn, Michigan

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Unsettling Traffic and Posts

A few days ago I read a blog post about Dearborn, Michigan that really upset me. It brought up a few things that I had forgotten, overlooked. I made a couple of comments on the article (more on it later, much more) and e-mailed the contributor. Well, ever since then, I've noticed a strange blog daily traffic pattern. I'm not exactly sure what to think.


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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Lord Stanley Returns to Hockey Town!

Most people wouldn't guess this about me, but I love hockey. I love watching professional hockey, especially the playoffs. Then again, I've spent almost my entire life in Michigan, so I suppose it isn't much of a stretch.

Well, the Detroit Red Wings just won the Stanley Cup again! Some of my best memories of high school are of the hockey playoffs in 1997 and 1998.

1997, 1998, 2002, and now 2008. Detroit really is Hockey Town! We have to put up with the Tigers and Lions, so I suppose we need something.


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