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Jun 29 2012

Boykin: Dearborn Just Like Beirut and Damascus

Unhinged crazy person and former Gen. Jerry Boykin says that Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest Arab (not necessarily Muslim) population outside the Middle East, is ruled by Sharia law and indistinguishable from Beirut or Damascus (as though those two cities were the same, for crying out loud).

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  1. 1
    slc1

    Doesn’t the Christian Arab population of, if not Dearborn itself, then the Greater Detroit area, outnumber the Muslim Arab population?

  2. 2
    daved

    Oh, don’t be silly, slc1. Everyone knows that there is no such thing as a Christian Arab. They’re all Secret Muslims, just like Obama.

  3. 3
    YankeeCynic

    The fact that even the Bush Whitehouse thought this guy was too nuts to keep a high-ranking position should say something.

  4. 4
    feralboy12

    Is there fluoride in the water in Dearborn?
    What about the ice cream? Children’s ice cream, Mandrake?

  5. 5
    ArtK

    Boykin is absolutely right. All three places are exactly the same. They’re full of brown people that scare him so much he wets his pants at the mere thought of them.

    General? It’s a sad day when a coward rises that high, and that’s exactly what he is. He’s a disgrace to his service and the US.

  6. 6
    tacitus

    He’s clearly angling for the Vice Presidential nod.

  7. 7
    d cwilson

    tacitus:

    He’s too liberal for the base. Romney is going to have to go harder to the right.

  8. 8
    frankb

    Well, to be fair, the only comparison teh General is making between Beirut and Damascus is that they are full of brown people. That is the only thing you need to know according to teh General.

  9. 9
    rork

    We used to go there to get really good sausages and bread in the days that there were many Polish and German folks. We’ve got Italians and Irish too. Some of those people are still there. It is good. Now we have added benefits of people from all over the place. Get used to them being smart, having good educations, and being our elected officials, doctors, and scientists. They are over-represented at our best universities.
    Viva la difference.
    Wake up and smell the schwarma you dolt.

  10. 10
    fifthdentist

    I hope no one tells him that the negroes were freed and that they and women were given the vote. He’d really go off the deep end.

  11. 11
    slc1

    Re frankb @ #8

    Actually, the residents of Damascus aren’t very brown, in fact, they’re as light complected as folks from Europe.

  12. 12
    criticaldragon1177

    Ed Brayton,

    You’re right Jerry Boykin needs to actually visit Dearborn and Damascus assuming he actually believes what he’s saying, not mention stop listening to people like Robert Spencer and Pamella Geller.

  13. 13
    Area Man

    Actually, the residents of Damascus aren’t very brown, in fact, they’re as light complected as folks from Europe.

    Same with the Lebanese for the most part. Calling either the Syrians or Lebanese “Arabs” is a gross oversimplification, although one that’s become standard. Their Arab identity is cultural, not ethnic. Although most of them probably have some Arabian DNA in them, they’re probably more closely related to Greeks and Italians than to pure Arabs.

  14. 14
    raven

    wikipedia Dearborn:

    As of 2010 the population of Dearborn was 98,153. The racial and ethnic composition was 86.7% Non-Hispanic whites (including Arabs), 4.0% black or African-American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.2% Non-Hispanics of some other race, 4.0% reporting two or more races and 3.4% Hispanic or Latino.[12]

    41.7% were of Arab ancestry (categorized as “White” in Census collection data).[13]

    According to wikipedia, Dearborn is 41% Arab. Of them, the most numerous group is Lebanese Maronite xians, a branch of the RCC.

    I suppose General Boykin is unable to fact check on the internet. How did this guy ever make that rank anyway?

  15. 15
    matty1

    My impression is that ‘Arab’ identity is mainly linguistc since about the only thing all self defined Arabs have in common is speaking one of the Arab dialects as their first language.

  16. 16
    Randomfactor

    He’s too liberal for the base

    Perhaps, but rMoney desperately needs a REAL Christian on the ticket for balance.

  17. 17
    jayarrrr

    Boykin must have Guinea worms in his brain, or else he’s entering end-stage Alzheimer’s.

    Mmmm… Could be final-stage syphilis, on second thought…

  18. 18
    iangould

    “My impression is that ‘Arab’ identity is mainly linguistc since about the only thing all self defined Arabs have in common is speaking one of the Arab dialects as their first language.”

    Mainly, but it can get insanely convulated.

    In sudan, the black-skinned, Arabic-speaking, Muslim inhabitants of the nile Valley cosndier themselves Arabs.

    The black-skinned Arabic-speaking Muslim inhabitants of Darfur do not.

    And some Berber-speakers apparently consider themelves culturally Arabs.

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