New York Times Wants to Fix Detroit with a Muslim Civil War

Detroit is bankrupt, barely has basic services and a stratospheric murder rate. You would think that nothing could possibly make it worse. But you can count on liberals to always find ways to make anything worse. What could make Detroit worse?

How about filling it with people from a country tearing itself apart along religious lines in a bloody civil war that led to the rise of ISIS?

If that can’t fix Detroit, nothing short of an atomic bomb can.

The New York Times has a modest proposal. “Let Syrians Settle Detroit”. And just to further blur the lines between trolling and policy proposals, the illustration featured a masked terrorist in a Keffiyah in Detroit [shown above].

Detroit, a once great city, has become an urban vacuum. Its population has fallen to around 700,000 from nearly 1.9 million in 1950. The city is estimated to have more than 70,000 abandoned buildings and 90,000 vacant lots. Meanwhile, desperate Syrians, victims of an unfathomable civil war, are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 1.8 million in Turkey and 600,000 in Jordan.

Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive.

Isn’t that how it usually works? You combine two disasters to produce something positive…

h/t Marvin

  • lolwut?

    Ok, just so long as there is a 100 foot wall surrounding it and thousands of cameras around the streets running 24/7 streamed online so we can watch the fun.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Let’s not be too hasty in judgment here Katze, a Muslim civil-war might just be the only thing that can FIX Detroit.
    Beirut on the lake!

    • Minicapt

      … river …
      Chicago is on a small lake.


      • Drunk_by_Noon

        A rose by any other name…

  • J. C.

    Yes, fill Detroit up with Muzzies… Then bomb it out of existence!!!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “…combine two disasters to produce something positive…”
    Lefty pretzel logic at its best. Just the sort of thing that generations of have made Detroilet what it is today.

  • Dana Garcia

    I don’t think my friends in Petoskey would appreciate Michigan being turned into the sharia state. Isn’t Dearbornistan bad enough?


  • ethcalibur

    That’ll work, just like when Australia introduced cane toads to control the beetle problem.

    At least the cane toads didn’t ever claim that, actually, Australia owed everything to cane toadism and that Australia should accommodate them by becoming cane toads themselves.

    • Petrilia

      But the cane toads have taken over the universities, men at the front, women at the back. In Australia, thank heavens they have a decent PM who understands his own people. I know lefties hate him, but he has controlled immigration, unlike Europe, where every country hates these migrants and only wants a way to get them to the UK. Where they get every benefit. Someone must stop it, tell those poor sad people they CANNOT come. Where do they get their $ 10,000 -30,000 to get to the UK, other than crime or slavery? It is inhumane and must be stopped. Africans surely have a lot to give to their own countries? Go back and make your country better.

  • Gary

    Obama exploited the Michael Brown case while he does squat about the combined near 900 homicides in Chi and Det to mostly Blacks and by hand guns. Obama is now courting the Brown race by promising amnesty to about 15,000,000 illegals that will take jobs from the alread low income blacks .

    #bring back our jobs

  • Jay Currie

    The good people of Windsor are ecstatic.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      But, they’re getting the new Gordie Howe Bridge.

  • Petrilia

    How sinister is this idea? How tribal is it? How UnAmerican is this? What do the voters in lovely Minnesota think about it, from their experience?