The Islamic Center of America was built in Dearborn, Michigan in 2005. While reporting in Detroit, I knew it was a place I had to investigate.
Come inside with me…
Facilities like this one are a politically acceptable outlet for “moderate Islam” — a kind of Islam stripped of much of the explicit barbarism of Islam as practiced in the Middle East, but with all the underlying beliefs intact.
We’ve already seen this in the US, with the resurgence of practices like honour killings and female genital mutilation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.