As we posted back in October, US Muslim Brotherhood Coalition Meets White House Officials, Recommends More Muslim “Refugees.”
It’s not without coincidence that at least one of the Muslims involved in building an Islamic enclave specifically for Syrian Muslim “refugees” in Pontiac, Michigan is related to the terror-linked Muslim group that urged the White House to import more Muslim refugees. Evidence suggests they’ve been planning – possibly coordinating with the State Dept. – for quite some time. From the link above:
More details on the Haven with community center, new homes for Syrian refugees underway in Pontiac. h/t Dee
Eight area residents formed two companies and purchased 120 lots on 10 Pontiac city blocks west of Woodward near Franklin to build the new homes.
Ismael Basha, left, and his friend Malaz Alatassi, right, both of Bloomfield Hills, are two of 8 Syrian-American investors who are planning to build new homes and a community center west of Woodward and south of South Blvd. in Pontiac. Nov. 11, 2015 Carol Hopkins-The Oakland Press
The group — who formed Live In Pontiac LLC and Pontiac Community Investment — started by buying the vacant, boarded-up Franklin Elementary School on Franklin Road.
The school will be revamped as a community center for the newcomers.
“The school is what made us choose (to come here),” said Malaz Alatassi of Bloomfield Hills, who with his friend, Ismael Basha, met Wednesday to review their plans.
Watch for the homes to be constructed within three to five months, said the investors.
“We’re getting quotes from builders,” said Basha, who runs a manufacturing business in Warren.
Driving the investors is the estimated 9 million Syrians who have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, according to the website, http://syrianrefugees.eu. The U.S. has announced it will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, and 100,000 in 2017, according to the Associated Press.
Basha immigrated to the U.S. in 1983, following a brother who had come ahead of him.
Basha, his wife Rasha and friends traveled to Washington, D.C. a year ago to learn what might be needed to help refugees.
See first link above.
“We learned it’s a process,” said Basha.
Syrian refugees have been coming to Oakland County, Dearborn and Detroit, he said. Local Syrian-Americans have been volunteering their time to help the newcomers.
State Rep. Tim Greimel, a Democrat from Auburn Hills, has been working with the investors to ensure a “smooth transition,” said Greimel aide Angelal Powell.
Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman has been “magnificent” with the investors, said Basha. Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner — who has been working with the investors for six months — has been a “strong advocate” in finding the needed properties, he said.
Meisner said the Pontiac lots sold to the investors averaged $250 each in cost.
“We’re not asking for handouts,” said Basha. “We paid what they asked for the lots.”
Basha estimated once the housing is up, more than $200,000 annually will be added to Pontiac’s revenue.
“And there will be beautiful homes on the lots,” said Alatassi, a physician who specializes in internal medicine.
Alatassi estimated the homes to be built on the land will average $70,000 in cost.
The homes will be available via land contracts, he said. Basha said they will be not be exclusively for Syrians but available to all.
Meisner said families will be coming in and sending their children to local schools.
“This will grow and stabilize neighborhoods,” he said. The new residents will “add to the wonderful mixing pot in Pontiac and Oakland County. My hope is the city will recognize this as an opportunity to do a great good, putting out the welcome mat to new Americans.”
Alatassi said the project for him has been a “very positive and inspiring” effort.
“We started this to help the people of our country.”
The Basha family
harbors employs not only Syrian “refugees” but also from another historical U.S. blunder that aided the spread of Islam. via Up to 100 Syrian refugees have arrived in Michigan this year, with more expected in coming months.:
Several who work in his office are refugees from the Balkan war in the 1990s who settled in Hamtramck and other cities.
Refugees like Assad usually get three months of assistance that helps with shelter and food. After that, they’re on their own. Assad, who arrived in June, is concerned, as his assistance of $760 per month will end in October. He doesn’t speak English and was a house painter in Syria, doing odd jobs to support his wife, two sons and three daughters, ages 8-19.
When fed welfare runs out they go on state welfare.
He works two days a week, filing at the Royal Oak office of Basha Diagnostics, run by an immigrant from Syria, Dr. Yahya Basha…
“They are innocent, hardworking people,” said Rasha Basha of Bloomfield Hills, with Women for Humanity, a Michigan group that helps Syrian refugees. “They deserve a chance.”
How many front groups do the Basha’s and other human traffickers have? How much of your tax dollars are they raking in from the government?
Not all residents and local business execs support the plan for a Syrian Muslim refugee camp in Pontiac. via Patterson to Pontiac: Stop ‘ill-conceived’ Syrian refugee development
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is hoping to prevail in the court of public opinion when it comes to Syrian refugees.
The longtime Republican county leader acknowledged Thursday, Nov. 19, his recent demand that Pontiac officials discontinue their support for a planned project to house refugees from Syria and others is the extent of his authority over local communities.
“I don’t have any veto power, but I do have the bully pulpit,” he said of the statement, which called the planned development “an imminent” threat to the county’s more than 1.2 million residents.
Patterson predicted the response will be effective in bringing officials in the city to take action to stop the project.
“There has been an overwhelming response against this,” he said. “They are obligated to honor their residents’ wishes.”
The longtime county leader cited “indisputable evidence” of the danger and asserted one or more of those relocated to the city — which is the county seat — could be ISIS members or sympathizers.
Patterson said the attack which killed more than 120 in multiple attacks. That threat, he said Thursday, could be replicated in Pontiac.
“Is it likely, I don’t know, but it is a possibility. … I decided to jump in with both feet.”
“After Paris, it became clear we would be inviting trouble,” he said, adding this is the first time he can recall taking such a public tactic, one for which he does not intend to apologize.
“What happened in Paris — I rest my case,” he said.
Since the announcement, Patterson said he has received numerous phone calls — the most he’s ever gotten about a particular topic — predominantly in support of stopping the project.
The public appeal came days after calls by the governors of many states, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, to stop accepting Syrian refugees.
In response to the open letter, Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman pointed out the developers of the planned housing project, which spans 120 lots in a 10-block area, did not purchase city-owned property to pursue their development.
Patterson, whose duties are described on the county’s website as being “similar to those of a governor or mayor of a large city,” call for him to oversee the county government on a daily basis.
While Meisner’s department, like others headed by elected county officials such as the clerk’s office, do not fall under Patterson’s purview.
Patterson does, however, oversee the county’s department of Homeland Security, whose officials were “in full support” of Wednesday’s statement, he said.
There are no provisions, however, related to the Homeland Security division which would allow Patterson to gain authority of a local community, he noted.
Although the department deals mostly with natural disasters or hazardous materials incidents, its purpose is intended to assist residents with logistical support in all types of emergencies — including their prevention.
That would include preventing Islamic terrorism – the entire reason DHS was created. It’s not just the current local officials who are behind the Muslim enclave and those behind it:
The Michigan Republican Party, especially in wealthy suburban Detroit Oakland County, panders to extremist Muslims like Yahya Basha a/k/a Yahya Mossa Basha a/k/a Y. Mossa Basha (and many other variations he uses), a Syrian doctor who proudly supports Islamic terror groups. He is involved with so many Islamic organizations that have shut down due to terrorism involvement, it’s hard to keep track. He was the national leader, for example, of the American Muslim Council, now defunct becuase its founder and executive director rots in jail for financing HAMAS terrorists and plotting to murder Saudi then-Crown Prince (and now King) Abdullah. More on Basha, here. Read the FDA letter citing him for shoddy mammograms.
The highest level GOP was infiltrated too:
ON THE AFTERNOON of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that “the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good.” It was a critically important moment, a statement to the world that America’s Muslim leaders unambiguously reject the terror committed in Islam’s name.
Unfortunately, many of the leaders present hadn’t unambiguously rejected it. To the president’s left sat Dr. Yahya Basha, president of the American Muslim Council, an organization whose leaders have repeatedly called Hamas “freedom fighters.”
How much of the Islamization of Michigan has Basha been behind?