On July 19, Frosty Wooldridge, a long-time anti-immigrant activist and advisory board member of the extreme anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) published an article for the right-wing news site, News With Views, blaming Muslims and immigrants for Detroit’s decline into bankruptcy.
Wooldridge began his article by talking about working in Detroit from the 1970s to the 1990s and watching the city, “descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gunplay, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs and human depravity.” He went on to talk about the decline in Detroit’s population and claimed that at the same time immigrants “converged on the city for free government handouts.” He lamented that “unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace.”
Wooldridge then turned his attention to Muslims, claiming, “Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabian oil money.” Wooldridge later asserted in the piece, “Immigration will keep pouring more and more uneducated third world immigrants from the Middle East into Detroit, thus creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America.”
Wooldridge claimed that Detroit would turn into a new breeding ground for Islamic terrorists, stating, “If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see more home-grown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit. Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs.” Wooldridge concluded by promoting the false claim that Shariah Law is “creeping” into American society. He alleged, “We will see more honor killings by upset husbands, fathers and brothers that demand subjugation by their daughters, sisters and wives. Muslims prefer beheadings of women to scare the hell out of any other members of their sect from straying. “
Wooldridge finished his tirade by attacking multiculturalism in America, stating, “Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language, culture, country and way of life,” before continuing to claim, “If you think Mexicans and Muslims and other foreigners will eventually fit right in then you are as big a part of the problem as they are.”
This is not the first time Wooldridge has demonized immigrants and Muslims in an article for News With Views. He often makes derogatory comments about these groups in his columns.