The conservative preoccupation with presenting Sharia law as a threat to the United States' culture as well as its national security has long been an unwarranted source of liberal derision. They may want to rethink their attitude after this story.
Recently, the city of Dearborn, Michigan, hosted the 2012 Arab International Festival. Naturally enough, the event drew demonstrators, specifically a group of Christian protesters who wanted to voice their discontent with what they saw as the predominately Muslim character of the event. Whatever you may think of this motive, the results of their behavior were unquestionably shocking.
In a video posted by Gateway Pundit early this morning, protesters were depicted as being battered by a constant hail of thrown debris, including water bottles and possibly even stones. Skip to nine minutes into the following video to see the "stoning" portion where large, grey projectiles that look very much like rocks are tossed into the air at the demonstrators as the crowd screams "Allahu Akbar" and closes in:
Let me repeat: Christians were allegedly stoned and forced into retreat by an angry mob of Arabs in Dearborn, Michigan. Whether you find the protesters themselves distasteful, it would be alarming indeed to think this reaction was warranted. We can only hope that no one was hurt, and that the people allegedly throwing the items will be brought to justice. However, given the inability of the cameramen to capture the faces of their assailants, we have our doubts.
Regular readers of The Blaze might recognize one of the police officers identified in the video. At about the 11-minute mark, it appears Deputy Chief Mike Jaafer steps in to talk to the Christian protesters:
If Jaafer looks familiar, that's because he was one of the stars of the now-cancelled TLC show "All American Muslim."