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Another anti-Islam protest comes to Dearborn

Another anti-Islam protest comes to Dearborn

Another protest over what organizers call “radical strains” of Islam is planned on Saturday in front of Dearborn City Hall.

The Order of the Dragon, a pro-Israeli group, is planning the 3 p.m. demonstration to call attention to the “implementation of Sharia” or Islamic law in some court rulings, said Frank Fiorello, the head of the group’s Michigan chapter.

“We have a lot of people worried about Sharia creeping into family court,” said Fiorello, a Marlette resident. “There are 23 different jurisdictions where Sharia is being implemented in family court.” Fiorello did not provide specifics, but said there are recent cases in Ann Arbor District Court.

Other groups participating in the rally include the American Defense League, ACT! For America and David Horowitz’s Freedom Center’s Palestinian Wall of Lies, Fiorello said.

Fiorello, a Detroit native, was scheduled to host controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones’ protest in Dearborn on April 22 but Fiorello backed off his protest after meeting with Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly and a member of an interfaith group.

Jones ended up protesting a week later after being ordered by a Dearborn district judge that he would have to post a peace bond if he wanted to protest outside the Islamic Center of America on Good Friday.

Fiorello also said he backed away from Jones after a difference of option about how the protest should be handled. “We’re not wanting to be involved in shock tactics,” said Fiorello. “That is not our route.”

Jones, meanwhile, has planned to protest against “radical Islam” at the Arab American International Festival in Dearborn next month.

Detroit News, 25 May 2011

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  • Khushboo

    ^ Yes! We agree! 😀

  • Dan

    I think it’s hilarious that it’s usually the same group of nutjobs who whine about Shariah infiltrating into American courts while having no problem shoving Christianity shoving down the throats of many.

  • Abdullah67

    It seems these anti-Shariah people are trying to get the masses all worked up because Muslims want to handle issues like divorce and inheritance according to their religion. I’ve even heard some of these anti-Shariah bozos try to make usury-free financing seem menacing.

    How dare those Muslims choose not to participate in usury-based transactions! Creeping Shariaaaaahhh!!!! aaaaaaahhhhh!!!

  • “Vee have a lot of people vorried about Sharia creeping into zee vamily court,” said Fiorello, a Marlette resident. “Zere are 23 different jurisdictions verr Sharia is being implemented in vamily court.”

    ”Vee’re not vanting to be inwolved in zee shockh tactics,” said the Count. “Zat is not our route.”

    “Our route is to suck zee blood! Bllluhhhhhhh!” Fiorello added, before shape-shifting into a bat and shrieking off into the dark night sky.

  • Hmmm, interesting, on their website they have, amongst all the other junk and crap about Islam (linked to the usual suspects), a ‘Ladies Auxiliary’. What?! Women too weak or something??

  • HGG

    @Ibrahim

    Yeah, I made another post including that part of the history of the Order and a few short paragraphs of Dracula’s more..intriguing methods. But since I added the Wikipedia links it’s awaiting moderation.

  • Franczeska

    According to the Wikipedia article about the original Order of the Dragon, one of the Order’s “foreign allies who did not swear an oath of loyalty” was none other than Grand Duke Vytautas of Lithuania. Grand Duke Vytautas was not hostile to all Muslims. Some of his soldiers were Muslim Tatars, a number of whom he later invited to settle in Lithuania. There is still a Vytautas Mosque in Kaunas, Lithuania along with the descendents of these Lithuanian Tatar Muslims.

  • NassirH

    What does legalizing marijuana have to do with fighting the Ottomans, again? Also, how many other Islamophobes have a thing for pot? I’m guessing a lot.

  • Ibrahim

    @HGG: To add to the comment, Wikipedia describes the old boy’s club to which Vlad Tepes belonged as such: “According to a surviving copy of its statute, the Order required its initiates to defend the Cross and fight the enemies of Christianity, in particular the Ottoman Turks.”

    Tsk tsk. The fact that Vlad Tepes and his ilk are Mr Fiorello’s role models speaks for itself.

  • HGG

    Yes:

    “he Order of the Dragon (lat. Societas Draconistrarum, hun. Sárkány Lovagrend, ger. der Drachenorden, ser. Ред Змаја / Red Zmaja, cro. Zmajev red, rom. Ordinul Dragonului) was a monarchical chivalric order for selected nobility, created in Hungary in the late Middle Ages.[1] Founded in 1408 by Sigismund, King of Hungary (r. 1387-1437) and later Holy Roman Emperor (r. 1433-1437), the Order primarily flourished in Germany and Italy. According to a surviving copy of its statute, the Order required its initiates to defend the Cross and fight the enemies of Christianity, in particular the Ottoman Turks.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon

    “Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476), more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler (Romanian: Vlad Țepeș pronounced [ˈvlad ˈt͡sepeʃ]) or simply as Dracula, was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462.

    Historically, Vlad III is best known for his resistance against the Ottoman Empire and its expansion[3] and for the impaling of enemies.[4]

    Vlad III is believed to have inspired the association of his name to that of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.[4]”

    In the year of his birth Vlad’s father, known under the nickname Dracul had traveled to Nuremberg where he had been vested into the Order of the Dragon. At the age of five, young Vlad was also initiated into the Order”

    Vlad, even though he probably wasn’t an immortal creature of the night, wasn’t what you could call a nice guy:

    “Impalement was Vlad’s preferred method of torture and execution. His method of torture was a horse attached to each of the victim’s legs as a sharpened stake was gradually forced into the body”

    “Vlad the Impaler is alleged to have committed even more impalements and other tortures against invading Ottoman forces. It was reported that an invading Ottoman army turned back in fright when it encountered thousands of rotting corpses impaled on the banks of the Danube.[10] It has also been said that in 1462 Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, a man noted for his own psychological warfare tactics, returned to Constantinople after being sickened by the sight of 20,000 impaled corpses outside Vlad’s capital of Târgoviște. Many of the victims were Turkish prisoners of war Vlad had previously captured during the Turkish invasion. The total Turkish casualty toll in this battle reached over 40,000.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_III_the_Impaler

  • corey

    @HGG
    you mean like this Dracula http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTizJemHO8?

  • HGG

    Interesting. Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, was also a member of the “Order of the Dragon”

    He is better known by his stage name, you know, Dracula.

  • Hatethehaterz

    “We have a lot of people worried about Sharia creeping into FAMILY COURT.” (emphasis by me). How about all of these “people” mind their own business? How people choose to settle disputes within their own families is their own concern. AFAIK, both parties must agree to arbitration by a religious mediator (i.e. Imam or sheikh, or mufti etc.) if they want their case adjudicated in accordance with Shariah principles. So its not like this could be “forced” on anyone anyways.

    Furthermore, shouldn’t they be protesting Halacha use in courts too? Same thing.

  • KnowingTheTruth

    The name of the group sounds like something you hear in ether a movie, a fiction fantasy book, and a videogame. These clowns are really getting desperate with these odd names these days.

  • Qster

    Order of the Dragon sounds like something out of a Tolkien fantasy tale

  • Nur Alia

    Muslim Heritage.

    I have not watched the vid yet…but I will (getting ready for fajr soon)…but I think that one reason why people in the west are converting to Islam is because…these are the people who hear the rhetoric and propaganda against us want to learn more…and study Islam, and embrace it for themselves.

    So…maybe thier is a rose amonst the throns here. The loon’s own hatred, rhetoric, and propaganda is turning against them.

    mash’Allah.

  • mindy1

    Order of the dragon?? Seriously?? Sounds like a gamer club, who is listening to these freaks

  • Dream on

    I will be there with my sack of dice. My D20 doesn’t normally kill me so Islam should still come out on top. 😛

  • I meant to say, “the order of the Dragon” above. Sorry.

  • The Order of God can have their protest against Islam, and let the message of Islam speak for itself:)

    The Islamic Circle of North America’s documentary about Americans choosing Islam, is worth viewing.

    Choosing Islam – Converts Tell Their Stories 1/3

  • Khushboo

    Let’s all go and protest against OOTD group!

  • corey

    lets hope this “order of the dragon” group have there six sided dice otherwise the muslims and there supporters down there will really be in trouble.

  • George Carty

    Firstly, don’t the kind of ideologies that are commonly referred to as “Islamic extremism” often owe more to Lenin that to Muhammad? It’s no accident in my view that Hizb ut-Tahrir’s support is strongest in the former USSR, even though the organization’s founder was Palestinian.

    As for the “Order of the Dragon”, wasn’t the father of Vlad the Impaler a member of that order?

  • NassirH

    LOL, the loons are also big on legalizing marijuana.

    http://www.ootd.org/issues.html

    Although the “Order of the Dragon” may sound like the local Dungeon and Dragons club taking inspiration from Geller and Spencer, the name is actually based on a chivalric order that fought the Moozlims (i.e., Ottoman Empire).

  • Nur Alia

    Umm…

    In most societies where there are a number of Jewish people, Jews…by choice and amonst themselves use mediators who use thier religious laws to settle disputes between them that are held up in a court of secular law

    So…isnt this group actually protesting against it’s own religious freedoms?

    Order of the Dragon? Really?

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