Michigan: Nearly 1/2 candidates for Dearborn city positions are ‘Arabs’, record number in Dearborn Heights too

Is your hometown gone?

Some of the Arab candidates mentioned may not be Muslim, but the Arab American News doesn’t provide those details for readers. Based on the stories it runs – where Arab is often synonymous with Muslim, it really should be renamed the Muslim American News. Regardless, the hijra is bearing fruit in two more Michigan cities overrun with Muslims.

Source: Nearly half of the candidates for city positions are Arab Americans

DEARBORN As the national spotlight on the city intensifies, so have the races for local public office.

Last year’s election campaigns to replace a Dearborn district court judge and state representative developed into an invigorated engagement among residents, especially as Arab Americans threw their hats in the ring.

This year, the mayor’s office, the City’s Clerk’s office and all seven City Council seats will be up for grabs. At press time, 22 residents have already officially expressed interest in running for these seats; 10 of them are of Arab descent.

A half dozen individuals, including local officials and entrepreneurs, are hoping to replace incumbent Mayor Jack O’Reilly, who’s expected to seek reelection.

O’Reilly, the son of the late Mayor John O’Reilly, Sr., became mayor pro-term in December 2006, following the death of former Mayor Michael Guido. He was elected to a partial term in a special election in 2007 and re-elected to a full term in 2009 and again in 2013. He’d previously been City Council president for 17 years, starting in 1989.

The senior O’Reilly was mayor from 1978-1985. He’d previously been the city’s police chief.

At press time, Mayor O’Reilly had only pulled a petition to gather the required 200 signatures to be filed at the city clerk’s office; he has not yet filed it.

Other mayoral contenders include local business developer Hakim Fakhoury, financial planner Jim Parrelly, City Council President Pro-tem Thomas Tafelski and residents Edward Binkley and Afaf Ahmad.

So far, only Fakhoury and Tafelski have filed their petitions.

A dozen residents have pulled petitions to run for City Council, including Councilman Mike Sareini. Four other Arab Americans also aspire to take a seat on the Council: Nada Al-Hanooti, Fayrouz Bazzi, Rifaat Hacham and Ramez Haidar.

Additional prospective candidates include Dearborn Rotary Club President Regan Ford.

Candidates interested in filling the position of city clerk, none of whom have filed petitions yet, include former State Rep. George Darany (D-Dearborn), whose term ended early this year, and residents Nofila Haidar, Fatmeh Saad and John Joseph Schimizzi.


In Dearbornistan Heights, more Islamization. via Source: Dearborn Heights municipal election attracts record number of Arab American candidates

Dearborn Heights is facing shifting demographics, reflecting that of its neighbor, Dearborn, where nearly half of the 22 candidates for city positions are Arab Americans and where the highest concentration of that community resides.

So far, 23 individuals have expressed interest in running for election or reelection to the offices of mayor, treasurer, city clerk and Dearborn Heights City Council, according to Dearborn Heights city documents obtained by The AANews. Six of them are Arab Americans, the highest number of Arab American candidates in an election in the city. All six are competing for the four available City Council positions.

While that hardly compares to Dearborn’s numbers, it marks a significant change from the 2009 election, when only a single Arab American candidate ran for City Council.

The candidates are Bill Bazzi, Dana Mohammad, Houssain Mallad, Ali Berry, Mohamad Baydoun and incumbent Councilman Tom Berry, who is running for reelection.

Berry and Councilman Dave Abdallah, who was elected in 2015, are currently the only Arab Americans on the City Council.

Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton and retired city police officer Ed Garcia aim to replace current Mayor Dan Paletko, who is also seeking reelection.

At press time, both mayoral contenders have submitted the required petition with 100 signatures at the City Clerk’s office; Paletko has not yet filed.

To date, a total of 18 candidates are competing for the four City Council seats, three of whom have submitted their petitions. Bazzi was one of the three.


Watch this video to see what a Muslim-majority city council in Hamtramck, Michigan looks like.

10 thoughts on “Michigan: Nearly 1/2 candidates for Dearborn city positions are ‘Arabs’, record number in Dearborn Heights too

  1. We all know how important Islam is to the USA since its founding. The Constitutional expert Obama told us so.

    Suckers. Submit.

  2. shared to my public FB with my added comments:

    WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRESS PASS A LAW OUTLAWING ANY MOSLEM FROM HOLDING ANY PUBLIC OFFICE IN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! THEY DO NOT ASSIMILATE!! DO IT NOW!!!!

    • #Mike. I’m sorry to say it, but Congress is probably THE MOST sharia-muslim-compliant bunch of boneheads since God made the moon and the stars! Our legislators couldn’t be more clueless about the threats of islam to American freedoms if they were all a bunch of zombies!!! There’s only one way that America the Beautiful can survive, and that is for the Hand of Almighty God to push back this DEATH-CULT FROM HELL! It’s way too late for Congress to wake up–they’re already comatose and barely surviving on life-support!!!!!

  3. I had no idea of the numerous Muslim enclaves. And read your post on Wichita buildings. I can’t believe the high population in so many areas. Thank you for tracking these. I would guess most people do not know this. I didn’t until I read your post. I will do my part to spread the word.

  4. All you have to do is look back to The Muslim Brotherhood to see their plan to take over The United States which is part of their plan to take over the entire world with Islam. They have infiltrated positions in our government. Building up and at all levels during the obama administration. The following are quotes from the official document from a 1991 meeting which outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goals for North America. The document was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holyland Terror Funding Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
    Page 4 of 18: “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”
    Page 5 of 18: “…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”
    Page 7 of 18: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”
    “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”
    Page 18 of 18: “A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends” – This is where the Muslim Brotherhood listed its front groups in the U.S.. Note that prominent organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others are named here.
    Entire Document can be read here: http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf The first half is Arabic and second half is the English Translation.

  5. Wake up Michigan! This is their plan to take over and you are just letting them! Don’t stay complacent, stand up and fight for your country and your freedom or they will consume you before you know it!

  6. Mark my words – one day, probably not in my life time or it will be towards the end of my lifetime, there will be so much violence surrounding that pigsty of an enclave because they drive out the non-moslems or make life very rough for them and there will be one of those Islamic ‘land for peace’ deals that moslems make with others so often (eg: India/Pakistan, Israel/Gaza, Bosnia, etc). And the moslems never keep their word that they infiltrate outward (as they are doing now too), and do jihad by emigration and basically make life a living hell for non-moslems.

    We really need to take islam out of the category of religion (NO tax exemptions) and demand no more Islamic immigration and take its propaganda out of our kid’s textbooks. We need to infiltrate their mosques and shut down the ones we know are teaching hate and intolerance, and probably shut down more that we find the same thing. And also send in infiltrators just as we do/did with druggies, the mafia, etc and deal with them.

    The truth of islam needs to be told – not the crap the moslems demand we teach because that is nothing but taqiyya dribble.

  7. Glad to speak, 2 points, but you probably don’t want to hear them, even from a Mayflower decedent:

    1) I’m looking at my absentee ballot for Dearborn Mayor as I will be out of town for the vote. I’m interested in your math on calculating 1/2 Arab for the list of candidates:
    – Hakim Fakhoury – yes, he’s is of Arab decent
    – John B O’Reilly – Irish decent and the incumbent. Been in office 10 years.
    – Jim Parrelly – Grandson of Italian immigrants
    – Tom Tafelski – belongs to the local Dearborn Sacred Heart Catholic parish
    – Edward John Binkley – sounds really arab, doesn’t it?

    2) I don’t visit websites to learn about Dearborn. However, I have lived here over 26 years, raised my family and living a good life. My view of my Arab friends and neighbors is that they “put their pants on one leg at a time” like everybody else. They keep their houses nice and improve them, they work and are also employers, and many follow their auto industry roots and drive American nameplate cars.

    While I’ve had many discussions about religion, to date no one has even suggested that I should follow Sharia law. I have not been prosecuted as a Christian.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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