We only ask for help when we really need it. Nabeel and I are going to Michigan next week. We're responsible for paying our own way. However, we spent all our funds on replacing a damaged video camera. (We hope the dialogues at the Arab Festival are peaceful, but we need cameras in case Muslims decide to kick our heads in.)
Muslims have threatened us with death if we return to the festival, so now we definitely have to show up. (I might post some of the more colorful death threats we've received, along with the email addresses of those who have promised to kill us.)
Our greatest financial needs are the plane tickets and rental car fees. Our tickets are $288.30 and $221.43, and the rental car fee is $223.67. (This is for a week; there will be a few days of training, several public debates, mosque outreach on Friday, and trips to the Arab Festival on the weekend.) I'm not sure how much insurance will cost for the car, so I'm estimating an additional $100. That comes to $833.40. I've made a "Chip In" for those who would like to help.
I've already ordered the camera, but if anyone would like to contribute to the cost of the camera, you can do it here:
I'm sure we'll have plenty of video footage to share after next weekend. We have one of the most powerful assemblies of apologists and evangelists to Muslims in history. On the apologetics side, there's Sam Shamoun, James White, Tony Costa, Mary Jo Sharp, Nabeel, me, and a few others. On the evangelist side, there are a ton of people. Several of the regular commenters here on AM will be there as well. (Our little sister Negeen is coming too!)
In case you don't know what happened last year at the festival, here's what happens when a Christian asks a question in Dearborn without showing the proper Dhimmi attitude. (Notice that the Muslims also assaulted our sister Mary Jo several times, despite the fact that she was simply standing there holding a camera.)