I’d never heard of Frosty Woolridge before finding a link to this column on a wingnut website. He’s an anti-immigration activist who has been everything from a dance teacher to a “lifestyle coach.” Whatever the hell that is. He used to live in Detroit but he says stupid things like this:
Detroit plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today. At the same time, legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city for the free government handouts, so much so, that Muslims number over 300,000. Mexicans number 400,000 throughout Michigan, but most work in Detroit. As the whites moved out, the Muslims moved in…
Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabian oil money.
He seems to be confusing Detroit with Dearborn. They aren’t the same city. Dearborn has nothing to do with the financial problems in Detroit. Dearborn does indeed have a lot of Muslims, but it also has a lot Christian Arabs and Persians, like the Chaldeans. How they had any role in ruining Detroit is beyond me. And there aren’t “hundreds” of mosques in Michigan, there are 58. 15 of them are in Detroit. And since Muslim immigrants to America tend to be well educated and relatively affluent, even if there were large numbers of them in Detroit I don’t see how that would have contributed to the demise of the city.
You could translate the entire column into one basic sentence: If it weren’t for all those dark-skinned people, Detroit would be paradise. Never mind that a lot of those dark-skinned people don’t even live in the city he’s talking about.
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