Dearborn, Michigan

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Cops: Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots 2 at Day Care

Boy was shot in face, another in shoulder; both are in hospital

(Newser) - In what a Michigan police chief refers to as "totally tragic" and "irresponsible," a loaded firearm was allegedly left in reach of children at an apparently unlicensed home day care in Dearborn, resulting in two children being shot Wednesday. Police say a toddler came upon the gun... More »

Uproar Erupts Over Michigan 'Honor Killing' Meeting

Groups battle over woman, 20, allegedly killed by Muslim stepdad

(Newser) - A Michigan conference called to discuss a possible "honor killing" and women in Islam has triggered an uproar from local Muslims and civil rights groups who say it's an excuse to bash Islam. The " Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings " in Dearborn—home to... More »

Terry Jones Plans Armed Mosque Protest

Koran-burning preacher vows Dearborn rally even if banned

(Newser) - Terry Jones plans to follow up the Koran-burning that sparked deadly protests with an armed Good Friday rally outside America's biggest mosque. Authorities are seeking to block the 5pm demonstration outside the Detroit-area mosque to avoid violence, but Jones, leader of a tiny fundamentalist church in Florida, has vowed... More »

Alert Bar Worker Foils Plan to Bomb Mosque

Suspect arrested with explosives in trunk

(Newser) - Detroit police say they arrested a 63-old-man from California who drove across the country with plans to blow up a mosque. They arrested Roger Stockham outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn with a load of explosives in the trunk of his car—all because he'd blabbed about his... More »

Radical Muslim Cleric Killed in FBI Raid

6 others held after series of operations in Detroit area

(Newser) - The leader of a radical Islamic sect was killed by the FBI today in a shootout in a Detroit suburb, part of a series of raids against the group, said to be plotting “an offensive jihad” in order to establish a state governed by Sharia law. Luqman Ameen Abdullah,... More »

Cops Find 150 Dead Dogs in Mich. House

(Newser) - Authorities in a Detroit suburb say they’ve found more than 150 dead dogs in a house where more than 100 live Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were found during the previous 2 days, the Free Press reports. The search began following a neighbor’s complaint earlier this week about a... More »

2 Dead in Mich. College Murder-Suicide

(Newser) - Two people died today in a murder-suicide at a Michigan college campus, the Detroit News reports. Police responding to a call about an assault with shots fired entered the fine arts building at Henry Ford Community College, only to hear another shot ring out. A man, identified as the aggressor,... More »

Wal-Mart Gets Halal Makeover

Execs confer with Arab community to open Mideast-themed Michigan megastore

(Newser) - Tahini, olives and frozen falafel line the shelves in a new Michigan Wal-Mart in Dearborn that caters to local customers: in this case, the nation's largest Arab-American community. The 200,000-square-foot megastore, which opens today, even has a section for Halal meats culled in accordance with Islamic law, Newsweek reports. More »

Solid Fred Joins Heated Debate

Giuliani, Romney have sharp exchanges

(Newser) - In the first debate of his nascent quest for the White House, Fred Thompson stuck to a traditional Republican agenda as the gloves of rivals Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani came off in some of the sharpest clashes so far. The LA Times reports that Thompson, a former senator, appeared... More »

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