But not before media far and wide aired the Islamic lies.
On to today’s Fake Muslim News of The Day (FMNOTD?).
A Detroit man who claimed Donald Trump’s travel ban caused his sick Iraqi mother to die after she was stopped from traveling to the US for treatment has been exposed as a fraud.
Mike Hager, who fled Iraq during the Gulf War, had returned to his country of birth with his mother 75-year-old mother Naimma to visit family but while they were there she fell ill.
He claimed they decided to travel back to Michigan at the weekend so she could get urgent treatment, only to be stopped at an Iraqi airport and told Naimma had to stay in the gulf country as she only held a green card. She died soon after, the grieving son claimed.
However, an Islamic leader in Dearborn, Michigan, has refuted Hager’s claim, and said instead the 75-year-old woman died in Iraq five days before Trump’s ban was rolled out.
Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, told WJBK that Naimma died on January 22 – days before Hager claims.
Al-Hussainy said Hager’s mother was suffering from kidney disease, for which she was receiving treatment in the US.
Hager has been exposed after he previously told Fox News his mother would still be alive today if it weren’t for the Trump’s new ban.
He said: ‘I was just shocked. I had to put my mom back on the wheelchair and take her back and call the ambulance and she was very very upset. She knew right there if we send her back to the hospital she’s going to pass away – she’s not going to make it.
‘I really believe this in my heart: if they would have let us in, my mom – she would have made it and she would have been sitting right here next to me. She’s gone because of him.
‘You have to understand you have a daughter – you have family – imagine if somebody does that to your mom. You put the terrorists on this side – the bad people – but don’t mix everyone together.’
And he added that despite having lived in the US for over 20 years and having American citizenship, he is worried if he will be able to stay.
Sources tell Creeping Sharia his real name is Mohammed Salih Alhajar.
Also known in Dearborn as Mohammad Al Hager.
He claims to be a “discharged Marine” and “a translator in his homeland for U.S. Special Forces and the ambassador.” But then again, with multiple aliases and a blatant lie exposed by the neighborhood imam, it’s not clear if any of his claims are valid.
Hager was born in Iraq and fled during the Gulf War. He lived in a refugee camp with his family for four years before settling in the United States. In the 2000s, he returned to Iraq where he worked as a contractor for the United States armed forces between 2003 and 2008 as an interpreter and cultural advisor. He even survived being shot in the back while serving.
After the story aired on FOX 2 and was posted on FOX2Detroit.com, we received many questions about the validity of Hager’s claims that his mother died waiting to be approved to come home. FOX 2 has confirmed that his mother died five days earlier.
According to Al-Hussainy, Hager’s mother had kidney disease and was receiving treatment in Michigan – where she lived – before traveling to Iraq to visit family. The Imam said she passed away on January 22, 2017, five days before President Trump instituted the travel ban.
“That’s true. The 22nd of January, his mom died,” Al-Hussainy said. “She did die but that was a couple weeks ago – before the ban.”
Al-Hussainy says Hager contacted him on January 19th to tell him his mother was very sick with kidney disease and he was going to Iraq to be with her. She died there on January 22nd and another mosque in the Detroit area here even held a prayer service in her honor.
The Imam, who voted for Trump, did not want to address the general unrest over the travel ban or the weekend chaos for travelers and protesters at the airports. Instead, he called for peace and patience.
Muhammad said, “War is deceit.” Hadith 4:269