Last weekend was the annual convention of the NRA, which featured a predictable parade of right wing cranks and liars. One speaker claimed to have witnessed the “no-go zone” in Dearborn, Michigan first hand in a fantastic tale that is almost certainly a total lie.
Author Steve Tarani said during a presentation in Nashville on Sunday that he has witnessed the alleged “no-go zones” — areas where police cannot enter — while shadowing a friend who serves on the Detroit Metro SWAT Police on a drive in Dearborn, MI. He described pulling up to one of the alleged Muslim-controlled areas:
The street signs suddenly went from English to Arabic. There wasn’t a single English word on any shop or any street sign. And in fact, these little yellow signs were posted all along the edges. Jeremy said to me, ‘this is it. We don’t go past this line.’ And I said to Jeremy, ‘what do you mean? You guys are Detroit Metro. You’re the SWAT team. You can go anywhere you want. What if you get a call over there?’ He said ‘this is it, it’s hazardous for our team if we go past this line.’I have seen it with my own eyes, witnessed it in the backseat of a car and it is for real. No-go zones exist in the United States.
Dearborn, Michigan is not the only place that these settlements exist. They are spread out over the country in various cities. There’s an estimate of over 5,000 known terrorist cells in the United States. However our most persistent and significant threat, right now, to us here today this morning, is the homegrown violent extremists.
Oh, bullshit. The claim that Dearborn is a Muslim no-go zone must come as quite a shock to the 60% of that city’s residents who aren’t fucking Muslim. And if a SWAT team really avoids a city because those big bad Muslims will get them, maybe it’s time to get a new SWAT team. This is just a flat-out lie. I’ve walked down the streets of Dearborn many times. The city is full of liquor stores, for crying out loud. It isn’t any different from any other town of similar size except that it’s about 40% Muslim. So sick of this stupid fucking lie.