Michigan: Leftist calls CAIR top dog ‘hateful’ as all-Muslim council removes two commissioners who flew Pride flag

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All-Muslim Michigan council votes to REMOVE two commissioners who broke new rule banning flying of Pride flags on city property

by Stephen M. Lepore, DailyMail.com, July 14, 2023:

A Michigan city with an all-Muslim council that made waves banning LGBTQ+ Pride flags on public buildings has removed two members of a city commission for breaking the new law.

Hamtramck, population 27,000, is an enclave surrounded by Detroit. More than 40 percent of residents were born in other countries, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a significant share are of Yemeni or Bangladeshi descent.

On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved removing Russ Gordon and Cathy Stackpoole from the Hamtramck Human Rights Commission for flying the rainbow flag over a public sidewalk, with a member saying they ‘defied the rule of law.’

It became the first city in America to have a majority Muslim population in 2015 and in January 2022, became the first to have an all-Muslim city council and mayor in Amer Ghalib.

In mid-June, the council voted to ban LGBTQ+ flags from publicly owned flagpoles after a tense hourslong meeting that raised questions about discrimination, religion and the city’s reputation for welcoming newcomers.

They also unanimously approved a ban on the commission flying any flags on city property.

‘This Council believes in fairness, neutrality towards our residents, and the rule of law, amongst other things for this community. We passed a resolution recently to do just that, and two of our sworn commissioners outright defied it, and did what they wanted,’ Councilmember Khalil Refai told Fox News.

Gordon was the chair of the commission, who’s purpose is ‘to promote mutual understanding and respect for multiculturalism and diversity, advocate for peace and justice and encourage tolerance and constructive communication.’

‘You guys are welcome,’ council member Nayeem Choudhury said when the flag ban was voted on. ‘(But) why do you have to have the flag shown on government property to be represented? You´re already represented. We already know who you are.’

Some members of the all-Muslim council said the pride flag clashes with the beliefs of some members of their faith. Businesses and residents aren´t prohibited from displaying a pride flag on their own property.

‘We want to respect the religious rights of our citizens,’ Choudhury said….

Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan branch of the [Hamas-linked — RS] 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.

‘It is clear that you are either ignorant, hateful and or spiteful,’ said a transgender speaker….

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