A group of Christians protesting the 2012 Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan were attacked by an angry mob of Muslims who allegedly pelted them with water bottles, garbage and stones shouting "Allahu Akbar."
The United West posted a video recording of the incident on Tuesday. The video shows a small group of Christians carrying signs in protest of the 2012 Arab International Festival being attacked by a mob of Muslims. According to the Examimer, police took no action against the attackers nor did they provide protection for the protesters.
The Blaze reports that Wayne County Deputy Chief Mike Jaafar, said: "No official arrests were made," and that he was pleased with the overall outcome.
The United West reports that Jaafar was part of the team of security officials at the scene with Ms. Ursla K. Henry, Director of Legal Affairs for the WCSD. Jaafar tried to convince the Christian group led by Mr. Ruben Israel to withdraw from the area. According to the Examiner, Jafaar told the protesters:
“It’s not your call. We’ve been very gentle and very, very respectful to you and you are jeopardizing public safety. And you need to understand it’s gone overboard. We don’t have the coverage to protect you and if we have two officers who can protect you it would work great but it’s impossible to do so. You're attracting a crowd and you're affecting public safety, you need to understand that."The United West comments that contrary to Jaafar's claim that he did not have enough officers to protect the protesters there were several officers available at the scene to protect them. The website comments:
"It is beyond belief that Chief Jaafar could not or would not, pull two officers out of all those officers standing around to protect Mr. Israel’s right of free speech without fear of bodily harm. This reporter believes there was criminal negligence on the part of Deputy Chief Jaafar and the WCSD because Mr. Israel and his friends were the victims of Assault and Battery, injuries were sustained, and Chief Jaafar did not intervene to protect the victims of a possible 3rd Degree Felony happening under his and Ms. Henry’s supervision. The WCSD has a duty to serve and protect."