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The mayor, of course, has been repeatedly exposed for his deceptive remarks about us.
Since our position continues to be deliberately misrepresented, I'll clarify it once again. We are not (and never have been) saying that Sharia law is in full effect in Dearborn, Michigan. That would be ridiculous. We're saying that certain elements of Sharia law are being enforced in certain contexts, and that Mayor O'Reilly and other Dearborn leaders refuse to stop it.
The mayor, however, holds that Sharia plays no role in Dearborn. If that's the case, perhaps he can explain to me why Muslims are free to slap Christians around for attempting to film a peaceful dialogue in which Christians question Islamic doctrine (questioning Islam is perfectly legal under the Constitution, but not under Sharia).
Perhaps the mayor can explain why eight armed police officers would surround three Christians attempting to distributed Bibles (distributing Bibles is perfectly legal under the Constitution, but not under Sharia).
Perhaps the mayor can explain why there are double standards in effect, so that Christians attempting to distribute pamphlets are taken to police, while Muslims doing the same are free to do so (double standards are perfectly acceptable under Sharia, but not under the Constitution).
Perhaps the mayor can explain why Christians would be arrested for sharing their faith with young Muslims (sharing one's faith is perfectly legal under the Constitution, but not under Sharia).
To say that Sharia has taken over Dearborn is an overstatement. But to say that Sharia plays no role in Dearborn is equally misleading. Michigan Congressman Tom McMillin summed things up nicely:
"What does the Dearborn Mayor expect? He, his prosecutor and his police department launched a vicious months-long assault on the free speech rights of four Christians who were simply talking to festival-goers (who approached them first) about their faith on public property. When Dearborn dismisses the Constitution like this, then many Americans are naturally going to wonder under whose laws the city thinks they operate. If Mayor O'Reilly doesn't want people to think Dearborn is moving toward Sharia law, then he should make sure the city stops singling out and attacking Christians as second-class citizens."