No, Dearborn Did Not Institute Sharia Law
This reminds me of the people who haven’t realized the Onion was a parody website, and repeated their “news stories” as if they were fact.
The National Report, a political satire website, published an article about the city of Dearborn, which is about 50% Arab and Muslim, voting to become the first city to make Sharia law enforceable. Naturally, right wing websites missed the fact that it was a parody and repeated it as factual without doing any research.
In a surprise weekend vote, the city council of Dearborn, Michigan voted 4-3 to became the first US city to officially implement all aspects of Sharia Law. The tough new law, slated to go into affect January 1st, addresses secular law including crime, politics and economics as well as personal matters such as sexual intercourse, fasting, prayer, diet and hygiene.
The new law could see citizens stoned for adultery or having a limb amputated for theft. Lesser offenses, such as drinking alcohol or abortion, could result in flogging and/or caning. In addition, the law imposes harsh laws with regards to women and allows for child marriage.
Ever heard of the term ‘Dearbornistan’? The largest mosque in North America is in Dearborn, Michigan. Some 40,000 Arab-Americans live there, about half of the towns population. It also has the largest Lebanese-American population in America. I am a little suprised there isnt any strife there connected to Syria at all. The city has the largest proportion of Arab-Americans in the US. So it only makes sense that Shriah is first implemented here. Thoughts? Shariah is here in America!