Syrian-born Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and his fellow New Jersey Democrat mayors have gotten all the media attention as of late for their sanctuary city declarations, Save Jerseyans, and that’s a damn shame.
There’s another side to the story.
A very different perspective that’s not getting the attention it deserves because, frankly, it doesn’t fit the media’s narrative.
Meet Michael Ghassali, the new Mayor of Montvale.
He’s a Syrian-born Christian and, as of Election 2016, a political independent (formally a two-term Republican councilman prior to his recent campaign – local politics is always complicated!).
He’s the first Syrian-born Christian mayor in the entire United States.
He’s also vocally opposed to the sanctuary city push at a time when Trenton Democrats want to use New Jersey’s strained financial resources to cover any potential federal aid withdrawn by the Trump Administration.
Here’s what Mayor Ghassali said via Facecebook on Wednesday:
A word about Sanctuary Cities
I have been approached by mostly none-residents to issue an executive order declaring Montvale a Sanctuary City like they did in Maplewood, Prospect Park and Jersey City. By definition, Sanctuary City employees do not profile, investigate or report on residents for the purpose of enforcing federal immigration laws. Our law enforcement officers are hired to keep us safe and to enforce local, state and federal laws. I will not be signing any executive orders that will ask our employees to defy federal laws. A Mayor should not be advocating the defiance of federal laws; otherwise we will have Mayors signing orders challenging all different federal laws as they wish.
Montvale is not a Sanctuary City under this administration.
Mayor Mike Ghassali (a Syrian immigrant)
By the way – plenty of other Syrian Christians agree with Mayor Ghassali’s position. You’re just not hearing from them because that’s not who our cultural overlords want you to hear.
You likely also haven’t heard that approximately 90,000 Christians were killed for the crime of being Christian last year.
Why do their opinions matter less than that of Mayor Khairullah? Montvale is actually more populous than Prospect Park, so it’s not a big city news vs. small town mayor thing.
Does it have anything to do with Mayor Khairullah being a far-left Muslim Democrat?
If I’m a betting man? You can count on it.
It’s always all about the narrative, Save Jerseyans. The truth be damned!