Awkward, but running a rainbow coalition is challenging. Black people initially dissented from the LGBTQ movement. Lefties ignored the problem and waited for them to come around. They figure Muslims are the same way and they can just outwait them. But that won’t work. Islam is not just a set of cultural attitudes. And while Islamists post-9/11 played the damsel in distress, the rainbow coalition is now getting a dose of reality.
After hours of debate and hearing from residents, Hamtramck City Council has passed the resolution to ban LGBTQ+ Pride flags unanimously.
Hamtramck is the first majority-Muslim city in America. And the LGBTQ movement clashes with Islam.
Some members of the all-Muslim council said the pride flag clashes with the beliefs of some members of their faith.
Bad news for diversity.
Hayley Cain said she chose to live in Hamtramck after moving from California because it was known as a diverse community.
“I’m questioning whether it is. … The pride flag represents making space for all humans on all the spectrums, and this is where we’re going as a human species,” Cain said. “You can’t stop that.”
How is a majority Muslim city diverse? It’s the opposite of diverse.
Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights advocacy group, said Hamtramck’s strict flag policy doesn’t discriminate against anyone.
“If there was one group that was not being granted access to something while others were then we would have a problem,” Walid said.
He said some Muslims who oppose an LGBTQ+ flag are no different than conservative members of other religions with similar views.
“Flags carry symbolism. Those symbols carry social and political messages,” Walid said.
Indeed they do.
The council voted unanimously to display only five flags, including the American flag, the Michigan flag and one that represents the native countries of immigrant residents.
Islamic flags tend to represent Islamic ideas and ideals.
The media hailed the first all-Muslim city as a positive development. But its leaders predictably want to enforce Islamic doctrines and values. Not American ones. The Left was fine as long as these involved things they considered abstractions, but in a conflict between Islamists and drag queens, who wins?
Dems and their media will try hard to ignore these developments, but the culture war is incompatible with the Jihad.