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May 10, 2024
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Osama Siblani, Arab Community Leader In Dearborn, Michigan: 40 Years Ago, The Mayor Of Dearborn Warned Of The City's 'Arab Problem' – Now 'The Arabs Are Ruling Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, And Hamtramck'; 'We Are On The Road To The White House, To Congress, To The Decision-Making Everywhere In The U.S.'

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Source: Online Platforms - "Derborn On on Facebook"

Osama Siblani, the editor and publisher of The Arab-American News said in a May 10, 2024 address at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan that the Arab-American community is on the way to the White House, Congress, and decision making everywhere in America. He said that 40 years ago, the mayor of Dearborn said that the city had an "Arab problem," and now Siblani said: "The Arabs are ruling Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and Hamtramck." Siblani spoke at a dinner hosted by the Lebanese International Business Council in honor of former director of the Lebanese General Security Agency Major General Abbas Ibrahim, who is known for ties with Lebanese Hizbullah.

Earlier, in November 2023, Siblani shared the stage with Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and several extremists in a pro-Palestinian rally where the dismantling of Israel was being called for. Siblani said that a new generation has emerged, who will "clean" the U.S. Congress and White House of bloodthirsty killers. He said: "We are on the road to a great victory here in D.C. and there in Palestine" (See MEMRI TV clip 10862).


Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud shares the stage with Osama Siblani in November 2023

In a 2022 Nakba Day rally attended by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Siblani praised Palestinian martyrs and said that Arabs will "lift Palestinians all the way to victory," whether in Michigan or in Jenin, and that all means should be used, including stones, guns, planes, drones, and rockets (See MEMRI TV clip 9566). The previous year, in the 2021 Nakba Day rally, also attended by Rep. Tlaib, Siblani, Siblani praised Palestinian rockets (See MEMRI TV Clip 9598). For more on Siblani, see clips 10927 and 10901.

Osama Siblani: "We have the best we can offer to the United States of America – not only in Michigan, but across the country – and we [have] offered our best.

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"The best is yet to come. I can be very confident to tell you that we are on the road to the White House, to Congress, to the decision-making everywhere in the United States.

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"Forty years ago, we had a mayor for this town who talked about the Arab problem. Guess what? The Arabs are ruling Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and Hamtramck.

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"So brothers and sisters, we are on the road. I am saying this because yesterday, when we welcomed our brother and leader, [fmr. Lebanese security chief] Abbas Ibrahim, at the airport, he has seen and witnessed the kind of power and connections that we have."

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