By Niraj Warikoo | Detroit Free Press
April 21, 2011
In an open letter Wednesday to Pastor Terry Jones, Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly Jr. blasted claims that his city is under Islamic law, noting that it has three strip clubs and a factory that makes pork products sitting across the street from a mosque.
“None of that should be allowed under Shari’a law,” O’Reilly wrote, referring to a set of Islamic rules and customs.
The impassioned letter was the city’s latest attempt to convince the Quran-burning Christian pastor to stop his planned Friday protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. And it represents another effort by the city to counter attempts to label it as being under Islamic law because of its sizable Muslim population.