Dearbornistan Family Hangs Up American Flag, Receives Death Threats

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Apparently some of the brethren in Dearborn aren’t fans of American flags, Israeli flags and Christmas trees. The news story neglects to explain who these people might be and what religion they might possibly follow.

Can you hazard a guess?

Metro Detroit is known as being a big melting pot, a place where people of all cultures can live together. But one couple says they are facing ethnic intimidation all because of a flag outside their home.

The latest incident they fell victim to was paintballs splattered all over their home and cars Friday night . Now the family says they fear for their safety.

Terresa and Hussein Dakhlallah say it all started two years ago when they put an American flag and an Israeli flag up outside of their Dearborn home.

Terresa is American, but she grew up in Canada. Hussein is from Lebanon.

“They left Nazi signs in our front yard, ” said Terresa. “Two people were standing there, one with a lighter and one with a gas tank, telling us that they were going to burn our home down.”

The couple has been taunted over and over again — even on Thanksgiving as Terresa began to decorate her home for Christmas.

And late Friday night a group men in an SUV came back firing paintballs at the cars and on the side of the house.

The couple is terrified and don’t feel safe in their own home. Now that Dearborn police are involved, the couple hopes things will get better before they get worse.

Considering what Dearborn police are like… I wouldn’t count on it. Also Hussein mentions that he felt safer in Lebanon during the fighting than he does in Dearbornistan.

  • Chris Behme

    Obamastan.
    The American mullah, Obama, is pleased.

  • defcon 4

    Which city will be the next Dearbornistan in the USA? Which city in the US will become another islam0fascist enclave? I wonder if there are any synagogues or churches left in Dearbornistan? If there are, I’m betting they won’t be there for long. It would be interesting to see how the Dearbornistan authorities would respond if someone were to ask for a permit to open a new church or synagogue in Dearbornistan.

    • Dave

      I’m a life long resident of Dearborn and come from an Arab Christian family. LOOOL of course there are churches in Dearborn. Most of the churches are Arab churches and most Arabs in Dearborn are Christian. About 60% Christian and 40% Muslim among Arabs in Dearborn.

      No, there is no Sharia in Dearborn. No, there is no religious tensions. And no, this couple wasn’t attacked for posting the American flag, Anyone who has ever visited Dearborn will tell you that you have more American flags hanging in East Dearborn(Arab section) than West Dearborn(White section).

      • Tony.

        Keep your eyes on those %. A 6/4 is very dangerous. I give it 3 years before the takeover. Tony.

        • DJ

          Nope! The percentage of Arab Christians and Arab Muslims has always fluctuated in Dearborn. 100 years ago it was almost all Arab Christian. By 1950 it was evenly split. By the 1970′s the Shia influx made Dearborn Arabs mostly Muslim. Today most Arab arrivals in Dearborn are Christian again.

          Sorry Tony, but you can’t always believe things you read on websites that have an agenda, be it liberal or conservative. I grew up in Dearborn, a fully Arab Christian family(Syrian and Palestinian) and this talk of Sharia law, or religious tension, or “Stoning” of Christians- its all nonsense.

          Drive down Warren Avenue or any main road in East Dearborn and you’ll see American flags everywhere. Btw- Dearborn is very safe or everyone. Come and eat in any of the restaurants, bakeries or anywhere else. No one here lives in any fear. If you want fear- head to Detroit!

  • A Z

    First, why would they put up an Israeli flag? They should be able to do so, but the left has poisoned the atmosphere so much that one should expect trouble.

    Second, if someone shows up outside your house with a gas can and lighter, they should be incarcerated. All that would be need is video evidence. Too bad they do not have it.

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      Video evidence…and a willingness on the part of the police to enforce the law.(Which I’m not sure they have)

      • A Z

        True

    • Drakken

      Show up at my home with a can of gas and a lighter, it won’t be the police your going to have to worry about.

    • Dave

      Having grown up in Dearborn, I’ve seen the American flag posted ALL OVER Arab run shops and homes. Never seen an Israeli flag posted anywhere though. I’m assuming that the wife is Jewish and the husband Lebanese Muslim. Otherwise no Arab, regardless of them being Muslim or Christian, is going to hang an Israeli flag from their house.

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Dearborn is enemy territory…but they’re lucky the Governor of Michigan isn’t Scott Walker.

    • Dave

      You’re a buffoon.

  • lessthantolerant

    It is time this family armed themselves and next time shot the gas can carrier.

    • ed_in_tx

      No, no, no. Shoot the gas can while the lighter is lit.

      • lessthantolerant

        Good idea too.

  • roccolore

    Hamas-linked CAIR approved hatred.

  • DogmaelJones1

    I’m hazarding a guess as to who’s terrorizing this couple. It must be the Amish/Quaker Alliance for a Free Detroit practicing with their paint ball guns before they go to Syria to join the AQA contingent of the Free Syrian Army. Muslims? Nah.

  • pupsncats

    Dearborn has been a predominately Muslim city for decades. Why anyone who isn’t Muslim would live there is beyond comprehension.

    • Dave

      That isn’t true at all. Arabs only make up 40% of Dearborn’s population, and of the Arabs living in Dearborn, 60% are Christian and 40% are Muslim. Overall, that makes Dearborn 16% Muslim.

      You’re confusing Arabs with Muslims. Most Arab Americans are Christian.

  • Anglozulu

    Just another muslim butt sucking city of wino’s, and ding bats.

  • Realist

    I’m sure that “progressives” of all stripes are cooing and patting each other on the back for their success in “proving” that multiculturalism works in Michigan, and all thanks to their superior, enlightened sensibilities!

    Heroes! That!s what they are! Just ask them, they’ll be happy to bleat their multiculti pieties for anyone who will listen and then elevate them to their deserved “more equal than others” pedestal!

  • Demetrius Minneapolis

    I have seen melting pots work, even in an urban environment, but only when islam is not included. Facts are facts, they don’t get along with Christians, Jews, Buddhists nor Hindus, and yet WE are the problem for a lack of tolerance.

    It is islam who kills uppity women, it is islam who kills homosexuals, it is islam who murders anyone who questions their fraud of a religion. The world would be a much better place if islam evaporated like a smelly fart into the wind.

    • Canadian Electrical Worker

      Only time I seen a ‘melting pot’ work properly was in a Steel Mill ! It was Electric Arc and WE Wired It !

  • Gee

    I would not be surprised it the attackers turn out to be Dearbornistan cops

  • roccolore

    Hamas-linked CAIR approved this attack. They hate anyone who is pro-America.