Michigan: School, police chief shut down talk about sharia law

An opinion letter in the Kalamazoo Gazette, via Public deserved to hear Kamal Saleem talk about Sharia law (letter) | MLive.com.

Part way through a presentation on Shariah law and its potential impact on America earlier this month, former Muslim Kamal Saleem along with an audience of several hundred people gathered at Allegan High School auditorium were asked to leave the grounds by the city’s chief of police.

Against vocal accusations of “violating free speech” and “the right of assembly,” Chief Rick Hoyer faced a crowd of upset tax-paying local citizens in the hallway and justified his actions of breaking up the gathering by citing his concern for the safety of other people and students in the building as he had heard there might be a $25 million reward on the head of the speaker.

What started for us as an opportunity to be educated on this issue, left my wife and I feeling violated. Do we now live in constant fear and intimidation here even in the Midwest that we can’t peaceably gather in public to hear a speaker? What was the real motivation and legality behind shutting down this gathering? It’s pretty obviously that there is great fear about the

truth of Shariah law getting out. It’s no longer a far away thing in some big city somewhere, it’s right here in small town America. Let’s wake up.

If the school and police chief shut this down fearing that Muslims would kill innocent Americans in an attempt on Kamal Saleem’s life, why aren’t groups like CAIR up in arms in protest? After all, Islam is a religion of peace isn’t it? Why would Muslims want to kill an ex-Muslim who is talking about the non-existent threat of Islamic sharia law?

Allegan school superintendent Kevin Harness (left) and Allegan police Chief Rick Hoyer

One wonders if the police chief notified the jihadists that their target had left the building – since they didn’t evacuate any of the other ongoing events they were so concerned with.

Here’s an almost aptly titled piece on the event – Muslim Bounty on speaker clears HS auditorium.

32 thoughts on “Michigan: School, police chief shut down talk about sharia law

  1. They should arrange the Speaker to talk in a Private building.

    Passing the word to where & when, & letting everyone know about it, etc.

    Another solution:
    Have the Speaker present his message to a limited audience and record the event in High Def.

    Then, setup a HUGE TV monitor in the large auditorium, at the school, and show it to the audience!

    No threat now… right?

    Should be no problem… right?

    There are more ways to Skin a Cat!

  2. I have hear Kamal speak at many public events including schools, colleges and our state capital, where he General William Boykin (Delta force commander) spoke. Never have any law enforcement stopped an event over safety concerns.

    For those who say Sharia law is no threat, look no further than the patient protection and affordability act. (Obamacare). Apparently, Muslims can be exempt but as evident in the news lately, Christians are not. Note that the language in the bill may not state these things. However, Obamacare gave the administration and the Health and Human Services Czar the freedom to make up the rules as needed without consulting congress.

    Christians and Jews are being persecuted all over the world by Muslims. Christianity is routinely ridiculed on TV with complete approval of the networks. However, even the slightest reference to Mohammed in a negative or humorous way, can carry a death sentance and the networks treat it with kidde gloves.

  3. Now the Muslim Brotherhood is “WARNING” the US against stopping the $800 million in aide to Egypt. Despite the Muslim Brotherhood’s stated creed to destroy Israel, the threat involves Egypt breaking the Camp David Accord against aggression towards Israel.

    The threat is a joke. Giving Egypt US Tax payer dollars will mean nothing. They fully intend to continue aggression against Israel and they have forever.

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  6. Allegan shut down of “Defending Our Constitution from Enemies Foreign and Domestic” event:

    The Rest of the Story,

    On January 26th 2012, the “Defending our Constitution From Enemies Foreign and Domestic” informational event held at the Allegan High School, was closed down due to the City Police determination that public safety was at risk!

    On Tuesday the 24th of January, CAIR (Center of American Islamic Relations) had in fact sent a letter to Allegan High School Administration office, the Allegan County news and others. CAIR is the unindicted co conspirator in a $12,000,000 dollar laundering scheme to finance terrorist groups – Google ref: (the Holy land Foundation Trial 2008) more information about terrorist groups can also be found at http://www.theoakinitiative.org resources tab: terrorist. The purpose of this letter from CAIR was to try to stop our Freedom of Speech and Kamal Saleem from speaking. Homeland Security vetted Kamal Saleem, on Friday, January 27th, 2012 saying that Kamal is who he claims to be, clearing him of all CAIR fabricated accusations, General Boykin, former Delta Force Commander, says Kamal is in fact for real!

    About 10 days prior to the event I met with Chief Hoyer to discuss the event: Protecting the Constitution from Enemies Foreign and Domestic, that was going to be held at the Allegan High School on the 26th of January! I told Mr. Hoyer that we were going to have an event that is designed to support and strengthen our constitution! Anyone who attended the event will tell you, “That is exactly what was being done“. I also told Chief Hoyer that Representative Dave Agema would be one of our speakers and that I would like a couple of officers at the event and that Kamal Saleem a FORMER ISLAMIC TERROIST was in fact going to be our main speaker and would be speaking about Sharia law and the Constitution! Mr. Hoyer then said he wasn’t sure if he could afford an officer or not and I mentioned that we could use at least one, Chief Hoyer then agreed to let me have one officer and that he “WOULD GOOGLE KAMAL SALEEM” and check him out, I then thanked him and left!

    At the event, 3 officers instead of 1 showed up at 5:40 pm, there were no threats; there were no picketers, no protesters. We were about 1/4 of the way through Kamal’s speech, of which, “was about protecting our Constitution from Sharia law” and there were no threats to this event! Kamal Saleem has spoken at several venues consisting of Colleges and Schools, never being shut down, with any threat whatsoever. Kamal’s unarmed body guard had explained that, along with the issue “of the rumors” to the officers in detail, about the price on his head and that it was a rumor from 5 years ago!

    The Sunset Lanes (where we finished the Allegan venue) on the 26th, 1st assembly of God in GR on the 25th, Streeters Center in Traverse City on the 27th and finally the Moline Baptist Church on the 29th
    Of January 2012, with Kamal speaking at each event, were all advertised and accomplished in the same week without any threat to the public and without incident!

    I am truly disappointed that more of our elected officials were not present at this important constitutional rights event that “for once” actually has some real solutions to the underlying problems that are facing our Constitutional Republic today. I believe that if they were, the usurpation of our right for freedom to assembly and free speech would never have happened! IT’s time to take our “HEADS OUT OF THE SAND AND REALIZE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM” to aggressively start defending our U.S Constitution and our Country!

    “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to; this is the last stand on Earth.” Ronald Reagan
    More references: http://www.securefreedom.org Center for Security Policy: Washington DC


    Bill Sage
    Allegan County Commissioner
    Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles ##

  7. Kamal is one of the most patriotic Americans I know. He also is unafraid to preach the Gospel. Since our nation was founded on a Judeo-Christian worldview it seems appropriate to be able to discuss these things in the context of the threat of Sharia which is not an American ideal. Why is it that a former terrorist is more patriotic than most (asleep) Americans? Why would a police chief choose to err on the side of CAIR rather than on the side of free speech? I have heard good things about Police Chief Hoyer, but he got this decision wrong and it may well be the most costly of his career. He certainly ticked off everyone in the crowd and his self righteous attitude did not help.

    • There is no such thing as “Judeo-Christian”. That’s like saying “Hindu-Christian”. Judaism and Christianity are completely different than each other. So different in fact that they are pretty much polar opposites.

      • Christianity is the progression of Judiasm, with Jesus, a Jew, being our Messiah. Those that are still Jews are descendents of the Jews of Jesus time that didn’t believe Him to be the Messiah. We honor both the Torah and the New Testaments, being incorporated into our Bible. The Torah is our history as well as the Jews.

  8. What happened to the First Amendment : “the right of the people to peaceably assemble”? The situation is outrageous! American citizens obeying the law and enjoying a liberty granted by their Constitution are being forced, by their own police, to comply with the dictates of intolerant followers of foreign (Shariah) laws – and threatened with violence in the process. As a naturalized citizen from Nazi Germany, I never thought this could happen in America. But I’m wrong, and so are those who think they can ignore Radical Islam’s attempt to destroy our freedoms. Wake up, America, if not for your sake then for the sake of your children!

    My suggestion: Don’t give in to these bulllies. Call another meeting with Kamal Saleem. Get educated and spread the word!


  9. Kamal Saleem can use this incident in his talks to give recent examples of how Sharia Law becomes the law of the land. Hold that sheriff up high as a great example of a dhimmi-by-choice, and an anti-American, Constitution breaker.

  10. Every time any American’ s freedom to peacefully speak is abridged or barred, CAIR and the MSA celebrate another incremental victory in their campaign to silence any discussion of Islam or Sharia. Wake up people, STOP THE APPEASEMENT, we are under attack from this sick ideology of dominance !!

    Quoting from Thomas Jefferson on just what it (Islam) is that we are dealing with here —

    “…that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

  11. Why aren’t the police following the trail of the threats, rather than punishing the threatened? The islamists are on a roll, aren’t they?
    If the islamists had a gathering and the police received a threat on the safety of the gathered islamists, they would have had the National Guard out there to protect that gathering.

  12. If Islam is really a religion of peace there should be no fear of reprisals, right? What happened at this meeting should be all the proof we need. Islam is NOT a religion of peace. Unlike Christianity, which gets a steady diet of hatred from the Left and from Muslims, Islam will not tolerate the slightest criticism.

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  14. Acts such as this is why we set up a dedicated page called Silencing Americans Through Fear.


    Islamists do not need to carry any weapons in American. They don’t have to lift a finger. All that has to be said, is that there is a “hint” of possible violence and the American voice is quiet. And Islamists don’t have to do a thing. WE shut ourselves up!! Our bone headed jackwagon liberal leaders and law enforcement will do their bidding. For Gods sake America…open your eyes!!
    This article above will be added to that page.
    If we don’t stand up together we will loose our most important freedoms to people who would just as well have a dead.

  15. It is obvious that Kevin Harness and Chief Rick Hoyer are Socialists in the Democratic Party and that they are part of the Socialist’s cover up that they luring the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s affiliate terrorist organizations and their supporters into their their voter base so that they can use the Democratic process to over throw Democracy in the USA and install a Socialist government that will accommodate their voter base. The Socialists in the Democratic Party are comfortable with the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists because they share a common hatred towards Christians, Jews and the state of Israel, which they learned since the time they were children through the public schools, colleges, parks museums, and the various kinds of Socialist media outlets. These activities are part of the fulfillment of Rev. 18:2, which foretold that Babylon the Great would become a prison for every hateful bird, which includes the Socialists in the Democratic Party and the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s affiliate terrorist organizations and their Muslim supporters.
    Rev 18:2 and he cried out with a mighty voice, saying “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

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