By: Leo Hohmann
One call to suburban mayor results in removal of volunteer deemed too ‘Islamophobic’ to serve her city.
When Muslim activist Dawud Walid speaks, Michigan’s political leaders do not ask many questions.
Almost reflexively, they jump to fulfill his demands.
The last thing they seem to want is to get into a public debate with the leader of the state’s powerful chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which claims to speak for all Michigan Muslims.
In a fresh example of just how big of a stick Walid carries as executive director of CAIR-Michigan, he was able to get a low-level mayoral appointee removed from office last week in the city of Warren, a suburb of Detroit. The woman had committed the unpardonable sin of criticizing Islam on her private Facebook page. Though she publicly apologized and expressed deep remorse for “offending” Muslims, that wasn’t enough. She still had to resign in disgrace.