There is no question that the Detroit suburbs have become the Muslim capital of America. First they moved in and took over Dearborn and now they seem to be exerting their influence in Farmington.
Located about seventeen miles northwest of Dearborn, Farmington is a community of just over 10,000 people. Founded in 1824 by a New York Quaker named Arthur Power, the city was originally named Quakertown. Two years later, the name was changed to Farmington after Power’s hometown in New York.
After what Farmington Public Schools did, they may want to consider changing the name of the town to Muslimtown.
Apparently, the school district had a vacant school property that was valued at $2 million back in 2008. A Christian church and a Jewish learning center both inquired into the availability to purchase the property and they were both told by the school district that it was not for sale. Then the school district turned right around and sold the vacant property to the Islamic Cultural Association for $1.1 million.
The school district not only lied to the Christian and Jewish parties interested in the property, they also did not open the sale to outside bids. Evidently, the school district said it took this action in fear of the Islamic group. Erin Mersino, an attorney representing the Thomas More Law Center, explained it saying:
“The superintendent from Farmington Public Schools issued a letter and sent it to the attorney general, claiming that they were in fear that the Islamic Cultural Association, the ICA, who purchased Eagle Elementary School, may take some action against the school district under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.”
“It seems like a very strange, new excuse that was issued by the Farmington Public School District, and also one that is inapplicable.”
Head of the Thomas More Law Center, Richard Thompson has requested that a grand jury investigation be launched into the matter. TMLC gives a list of several items that indicates that the sale of the school property was a ‘backroom deal with the Islamic Cultural Center’:
- Two FPS Board members accepted campaign contributions from known leaders of ICA.
- FPS ignored the recommendations of its own specially convened committee NOT TO SELL EAGLE.
- FPS never listed the property, never retained a broker, never advertised the sale or otherwise engaged the market, as recommended by its own legal counsel and others.
- FPS repeatedly turned away parties wanting to purchase Eagle Elementary.
- FPS violated the Open Meetings Act by going into closed session to discuss the sale of Eagle.
- FPS never notified the public that the vote to sell Eagle was to take place until the public learned about this in the local newspaper.
- An earlier statement published on the FPS website enumerated several reasons it would not consider closing Eagle Elementary, including the considerable transportation costs that would result from redistricting.
Additionally, Thomas More Law Center points out that the Islamic Cultural Association that pressured the Farmington school district into selling them the vacant property has ties to terrorist organizations:
“ The Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, reports that ICA shares direct ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (hereinafter “CAIR”) and the North American Islamic Trust, Inc. (hereinafter “NAIT”), both of which were named as unindicted co-conspirators/joint venturers in U.S. v. Holy Land Found. for Relief & Dev. (“HLF”), the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors proved that HLF worked closely with the U.S. designated terrorist organization Hamas to fund terrorist activities.”
“Moreover, during the HLF trial, several FBI agents testified to the unmistakable financial connections and dealings between HLF, CAIR, and NAIT. After the trial, the FBI severed ties with CAIR and NAIT due to their status as unsuitable liaison partners. Steven Pomerantz, the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, even noted that “’CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.’”
If the ICA is known to have ties to organizations that our government has already identified in court as being terrorist groups, then why are they still being allowed to exist on U.S. soil? Shouldn’t the FBI do their job and run them out of the country? We need to start sending a clear and strong message that we are not going to allow Muslim organizations with ties to know terrorists to operate in our country and that message needs to start with the group in Farmington, Michigan.