I have periodically blogged about a serious cultural shift taking place in America: Muslim immigration. There is so much focus today on the radical wing of Islam that seeks to install a Muslim state via Jihad, or holy war. But what “flies under the radar,” almost totally ignored by everyone, is what I call the silent invasion of Muslim immigration. Using our laws and our system, Muslims are quietly moving into neighborhoods all over America. Knowing that we operate as a democracy, what will happen to our country should the day arrive that Muslims outnumber all other groups?
That question has been partially answered in Dearborn, Michigan.
Because of legal immigration, Dearborn has become one of the most heavily populated Muslim communities in America. It is estimated that 30,000 of Dearborn’s 98,000 citizens are Muslim. One of Dearborn’s high schools, Fordson High School, is 80% Muslim and has a Muslim principal, a man named Imad Fadlallah.
Last year, this Muslim principal fired the school’s long time wrestling coach, 64 year old Gerald Marszalek. So after a 35 year career of coaching at Fordson High School, this state legend who is a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame is not coaching this year. Oh, did I mention that Coach Marszalek is a Christian?
So why was this Christian coach fired by his Muslim principal? The answer is both shocking and disturbing. One of Marszalek’s volunteer coaches was a local Christian pastor named Trey Hancock. During a summer wrestling camp that Hancock was conducting, that had nothing to do with the school, Hancock led a Muslim student to faith in Christ and then baptized him.
Because of this faithful act of evangelism, that all Christians are called to, Fadlallah ordered Marszalek to bar Hancock from any association with the wrestling team. This request was impossible to enforce because Hancock’s own son is a member of the wrestling team. Fadlallah accused Hancock of using his access to the wrestling team to proselytize students to the Christian faith. Hancock and Marszalek vehemently deny this. The student in question, while a Muslim, was a friend of Hancock’s son and had been attending Hancock’s church for two years before coming to Christ during the independent wrestling camp last summer.
Because it was impossible to bar this Christian father from association with the public school wrestling team that his Christian son was a part of, a Muslim principal, in turn, fired the Christian coach.
Of course the ACLU has come charging to the defense of Marszalek…oh, wait, no they haven’t. BUT the Thomas Moore Law Center has come to Marszalek’s aid by way of a federal lawsuit.
Separation of Church and State? Not in a world where Muslims are the majority. That’s the way it is in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, and even now in America…at least in the corner of America known as Dearborn, Michigan.