The story of the allegedly cruel, incompetently executed so-called Trump “Muslim ban” garnered widespread condemnation by media pundits with an ax to grind. Trump was hammered by almost everyone except for the great silent majority.
What turned out to be a tall tale of a Muslim woman dying while stranded overseas because of Trump’s ban was pure gold to the media.
That gold has turned to **** in their mouths now. The media did not check out muh Muzzies story. Surprise!
However, the same media that published the original story isn’t going to give much play to a looney-tunes Muslim who lied. Most people who read the original lie will continue to believe it.
People are stupid.
DETROIT (WJBK) – The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after being barred from returning to the United States under a ban instituted by President Trump this weekend, lied to FOX 2 about when her death occurred.
Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, says Mike Hager’s mom did not pass away this weekend after being barred from traveling to the United States. The Imam confirms that Hager’s mother died before the ban was put in place.
On Tuesday, Mike Hager told FOX 2 that he and his family were stopped while trying to return from Iraq to Michigan. He said that he was allowed through because of his American citizenship but his ailing mother and other family members were not. He then claimed that his mom passed away in Iraq on Saturday, as he was traveling to the United States.
Travelers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia are banned from traveling to the United States for 90 days so the country can detect “individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States.”
After the story aired on FOX 2 and was posted on FOX2Detroit.com, we received many questions about the validity of Hager’s claims that his mother died waiting to be approved to come home. FOX 2 has confirmed that his mother died five days earlier.
According to Al-Hussainy, Hager’s mother had kidney disease and was receiving treatment in Michigan – where she lived – before traveling to Iraq to visit family. The Imam said she passed away on January 22, 2017, five days before President Trump instituted the travel ban.
“That’s true. The 22nd of January, his mom died,” Al-Hussainy said. “She did die but that was a couple weeks ago – before the ban.”
Al-Hussainy says Hager contacted him on January 19th to tell him his mother was very sick with kidney disease and he was going to Iraq to be with her. She died there on January 22nd and another mosque in the Detroit area here even held a prayer service in her honor.
The Imam, who voted for Trump, did not want to address the general unrest over the travel ban or the weekend chaos for travelers and protesters at the airports. Instead, he called for peace and patience.
“There is confusion. There is a mix that they have to distinguish between good refugees and bad refugees and if this is what it takes to stop them for a while, tos creen them, that’s fine f or the security of the country,” he said.
Mike Hager is no stranger to FOX 2 and our viewers. In December, he donated several thousand dollars to send a cheerleading team to their tournament after a tragic death of one of their teammates.
It was a cheer coach who contacted FOX 2 about his mom’s death. FOX 2 was able to obtain a Facebook post from his account last month that memorializes his mother on January 22. The post has since been deleted.
It’s unknown why he would lie about when it occurred. When we tried talking to him at his home and business, he was nowhere to be found.
Earlier when confronted via text about his lie, Mike wrote “Since I lost my momIi’ve been on heavy medication – I can’t even sleep. I did not make anything up.”
Few, if any, who condemned Trump because of this LIE have ever shown much concern for the mass murder of Muslims by Obama/Clinton’s ruthless incompetence.
That makes the media both hypocrites and stooges for the Democrat left/Communists.
By the way, I have no explanation for a Muslim named Mike Hager. That’s odd.