Boykin Tells Another Lie

Boykin Tells Another Lie January 11, 2015

Disgraced former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, now a propagandist for the Family Research Council, is not known for his firm grip on reality. In yet another example of a baldfaced lie, Boykin makes the bizarre claim that the police in Dearborn won’t go into Dearborn because of all the Muslims. Or something.

After host Tony Perkins warned that Muslim-Americans are “not assimilating into the broader American culture” and instead seek to establish “closed communities” in states like Minnesota and Michigan, Boykin insisted that it has gotten so bad that the police now refuse to go into Dearborn, Michigan, except for in cases of emergency.

“Talk to the police in Dearborn, talk to the police in Detroit, and ask them how often they go into Dearborn and the reality is it’s more on an emergency basis than it is for any kind of routine police activities there,” Boykin said. “We have the same problem here, by not assimilating these people, we are creating the same kind of situation that France and Britain and much of Europe has.”

Wait, so the police in Dearborn won’t go into Dearborn? Where do they go, to other cities? And why would police from Detroit, a completely different city go into Dearborn? Does he think the police in Detroit are not afraid to patrol their own city, which is one of the worst cities for crime in the entire country, but they won’t go into Dearborn? And if this is true, why is the crime rate in Dearborn lower than both the state and national averages? Boykin is terminally clueless and a liar.

It should also be noted that while the population of Dearborn is heavily Arab, that does not mean they’re all Muslim. Indeed, it’s home to a large population of Chaldeans, who are Arab Christians. But for bigots like Boykin, Arab = Muslim = Evil.

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  • John Pieret

    Christian trutiness at work. They think it ought to be true and, therefore, in their mind is true, with no need for pesky facts.

  • Reginald Selkirk


    Suspect arrested after 3 killed, 1 critically wounded in Idaho shooting spree

    Moscow Police Chief David Duke…

    Wait, what?

    It’s not that David Duke, and it’s not that Moscow.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    I’m just waiting for his assessment of Chinatown, Jake.

  • busterggi

    Funny how you never hear the likes of Boykin complaining how Jews won’t assimilate into American culture by becoming Christains.

  • It’s true. The Muslins won’t let them in because the police refuse to add “Allah” after “To Protect and Serve”.

  • hunter

    Strange — the Muslim community here in Chicago (which is composed of Arabs, Pakistanis, sub-Saharan Africans, and Iranians) fits in just fine. Yes, they tend to congregate in their own neighborhoods, but then, so do the Russians, the Vietnamese, the Latinos, the Jews, and every other group (although Boys’ Town has gotten pretty mixed). That’s what people do, especially newer immigrant groups.

    But I guess that’s not nearly inflammatory enough for someone as bigoted as Boykin and Perkins.

  • matty1

    My guess on the Detroit/Dearborn thing is he started off with a rant about scary black men in Detroit and decided to retool it to be about scary Muslims in Dearborn but missed out when trying to do the search/replace manually.

  • marcus

    busterggi @ 4 It was probably a typo, but I like it!

    “Christains”. No matter how much logic I apply these Christains just won’t go away!

  • felidae

    Golly, I can remember back in the sixties when the notably racist Mayor Hubbard was in charge, that Dearborn was a no go zone for black folks, who would go miles out of their way to avoid driving thru the city to avoid the inevitable harassment from the police. I’m sure the well funded (by the huge tax revenue from the Ford Motor Co.) have no problem going into anyplace in the city

  • Boykin might not consider Chaldeans Christians because they’re Catholic.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    It’s international

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  • Abby Normal

    by not assimilating these people, we are creating the same kind of situation that France and Britain and much of Europe has.

    So he’s saying we, as Americans, need to do a better job of reaching out to the Muslim community. We need to make sure they feel safe walking down the street, or opening a business, or building a house of worship. We need to welcome their participation in the community, in the government. We need to be tolerant of our differences and celebrate the motto that made this nation great, e pluribus unum, out of many, one. That’s why Boykin is saying, right?

  • That is why Dearborn NEEDS OCP and their ED-209 project!! Also, I cannot wait for them to begin construction of Delta City.

  • muzakbox

    You know who doesn’t want to assimilate into American culture? Evangelical Christians. They have their own schools, movies, papers, websites, television programing. They would like everyone to live by their biblical law. So…

  • typecaster

    It’s odd that when I worked in Dearborn, we’d often go to lunch in the Arab parts of town. quite without realizing that were too damn terrified to go there. Great food, friendly people. This lying loon has clearly never been there.


    I find it also sets a useful perspective to go into communities where I’m the illiterate one.