‘Centuries of religious conflict’ between Muslims & Christians now on U.S. soil 02/28/2017

“After the Sterling Heights City Council agreed to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. Justice Department and allow a third mosque to be built in the city, this time right in the midst of a neighborhood populated by Christian refugees who escaped persecution from Islam, some residents said they planned to move out of the city.

Sterling Heights, Michigan, is home to the nation’s second largest community of Chaldean and Assyrian Christians, many of them coming directly from Iraq where their families were the victims of a genocide by ISIS, al-Qaida and other Islamic militants over the past 50 years.

While understandable, picking up and moving in the wake of a mosque approval is exactly the wrong response, say Michigan activists.

‘This is our city and our country and our community,’ said Tom Mitchell, a 52-year resident of Sterling Heights who says the council’s vote gave him renewed determination to help support his Chaldean neighbors. ‘To leave would be like giving up on our Constitution, giving up to a culture that doesn’t believe in our Constitution and our laws. I tell people to stick it out, get more active but don’t move out.’

But real-estate transactions are often a fact of life when a mosque gets built in a previously non-Muslim area. The newly released book, ‘Stealth Invasion,’ documents homes being snatched up by Middle-Eastern buyers in certain neighborhoods of Idaho and Minnesota after the U.S. State Department began sending heavy numbers of Islamic refugees to those areas.

The same trend has been seen in Warren, which borders Sterling Heights in Macomb County, Michigan…”

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