During a report on a social media post claiming that the self-proclaimed Islamic State had soldiers in multiple states including Michigan, Harlen said “And given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East, I guess this should not come as a real surprise.”
Should not have been made to apologize. Especially as she has been with that Station in Detroit for a long, long time. Guess that does not hold any sway. Shame on WDIV.
Fact: Michigan has a large Muslim population.
Fact: The government has come out and said that EVERY state in the US has some sort of ISIS connection.
Fact: ISIS “lone-wolves” or ISIS supporters have largely – if not solely – been, muslim.
Fact: Victim status can be powerful. I’m not surprised.