Michigan: Dearbornistan elects first Arab Muslim to state House

State Rep-elect Abdullah Hammoud at a Dearborn polling location.

As towns and cities become Muslim-majority, they will begin taking over, like they did in Hamtramck, Michigan. Source: Historic win for Abdullah Hammoud sets stage for challenges in state House

Sealing his promise to Dearborn voters, Abdullah Hammoud, the Democratic candidate for the 15th District in the State House of Representatives, became the first Arab American Muslim man to win that seat.

An aura of unease and suspense set in Tuesday night, as Arab American voters, poll volunteers and campaigners closely examined maps in anticipation of the presidential election results.

There was no doubt the 2016 election was going to be a historic one, and that was especially true among Dearborn’s local races.

As soon as polls closed at 8 p.m., a handful of local Arab American candidates and their campaigns gathered at various venues, relentlessly updating poll numbers. Some tight races meant some candidates needed both victory and concession speeches prepared.

Early on at Hammoud’s gathering at the Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities (LAHC), formerly known as the Lebanese American Heritage Club, volunteers and the representative-elect were optimistic.

A few hours later, results revealed that 61.6 percent of Dearborn voters preferred Hammoud over his Republican opponent, WWE superstar Terrance Guido Gerin.

Cheers and jeers permeated the hall and an abundance of hugs were exchanged among the exhausted volunteers.

But they were not overly surprised.

Hammoud told The AANews he felt great and relieved to win the race, but knew that struggle still lay ahead.

“Tomorrow the real work begins,” he told volunteers. “It’s a scary, though, that Michigan elected a Muslim Arab American for the first time out of Dearborn, but Trump might win Michigan.”

Hammoud acknowledged the challenge of finding a sense of bipartisanship to work with constituents across the aisle to address the issues city most cares about.

He will be the first Arab Muslim to represent Dearborn in the state legislature, following in the footsteps of Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who represented Detroit from 2009 to 2014.

However, Hammoud said he never ran as a Muslim or Arab candidate, but as Dearborn’s, which he said was well received in the community.

Ghida Dagher, Hammoud’s campaigner manager, echoed the sentiment and said he will be a “good bridge and liaison from our community in Dearborn and the surrounding area as he approaches state-wide issues.”

She added that issues focused around healthcare, the environment, education and transportation are based on conversations the Hammoud campaign had with residents for about a year, combined with his background in environment and healthcare policy.

At 26, Hammoud had a tough time convincing some residents that he had what it would take to represent them in Lansing.

Mustafa Ajami, a campaign volunteer, said while most voters seemed to have their minds made up going into the polls, those who stopped to ask about Hammoud expressed concern over his limited experience in politics.

But Ajami, who has known the candidate for years, called him “an old soul.”

He assured supporters that as the campaign has been centered around a representative “from the community, for the community”, Hammoud will be determined to shed light among his peers on issues facing Dearborn.

Zeinab Sareini, another volunteer, said she noticed that the presidential election attracted many who had never voted before. The first-time voters were often the ones who had questions about local candidates.

When Hammoud’s age came up, Sareini said it was an opportunity for her to discuss what he has accomplished – and most were impressed.

She added that there is an assumption the representative will have to tackle some setbacks as a Muslim Democrat in a majority Republican State House, but that he will prove to be tenacious in fighting for the community’s interests.

The only question is, what community?

14 thoughts on “Michigan: Dearbornistan elects first Arab Muslim to state House

  1. Very dangerous for America! One day we may see Abdullah Hammoud as president and America under sharia.
    Westerners cannot fathom the deceit and treachery that is instilled in muslims from birth. Unless we understand Taquiyya, Kitman and the other concepts of islam we are doomed to beheading.

    • #Anonymous. You’re so right, but Americans (and Westerners in general) simply CANNOT see the 800 lb gorilla which looms over them! What’s more, they actually think they can tame this monster and play games with it, if it ever shows up at their door! TOTAL INSANITY! P.S. Ever notice that ALL of these MUZZSCUM PERVS have a Cheshire cat smirk on their zhitfaces??? America is soon to be overrun and renamed unless we rise up and declare the diabolical tenets of IZZLAM as anti-American and unconstitutional! That’s the only hope we have, unless GOD HIMSELF steps into the picture!!!!! And truthfully, I really believe it’s going to take His intervention, if this country can ever be saved!!!

  2. The camels nose is under the tent. But, it is not too late to shoot it if it should insist that the camel is in charge of the tent. At the first demand that an American city be subject to Sharia law, the offending parties should be deported to a country where Sharia has been law for centuries.

  3. shared to my public FB page with my added comments:


    Write your congressmen! DEMAND they pass a National bill outlawing ANY muslim from occupying ANY public office! DEMAND it! They will NEVER assimilate to western society and clearly tell us they want to rape us, behead us, murder us, kill us every day!


  4. If the islamic takeover of America is not squashed now it will soon be too late as the muslim infection has metastasized into every area of civilization.
    The muslims must be given the choice. Renounce islam and become a member of a real religion or be considered a enemy soldier of war and treated as such!

  5. Pingback: Michigan: After Muslims arrested for FGM, lawmaker proposes bill banning sharia law |

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