#illridewithyou

Against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty following the hostage taking in Sydney, thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.

Trending worldwide, the #illridewithyou hashtag was a response to a number of Muslim listeners who called Australian radio stations to say they were scared to travel in public as the siege unfolded.

Users offered to ride on public transport with anyone feeling intimidated. They posted their travel plans and invited others to get in touch if they were going the same way and wanted a companion.

Police stormed the Lindt cafe in the central business district, bringing an end to a day-long standoff with gunman Man Haron Monis. There is still uncertainty about his motive for taking up to 30 people prisoner.

But the sight of hostages being forced to hold a black flag bearing the shahada, the basic Islamic creed – “There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God” – in the window of the cafe seemed enough to make innocent people concerned about a backlash if they wore Muslim dress in public.

There is little wonder that Australian Muslims are scared. As research has shown, terrorist attacks and events seen to be “the fault of Muslims” have been shown to catalyse a sharp increase in the number of Islamophobic attacks perpetrated against Muslims going about their everyday lives…

All this might make the popularity of the #illridewithyou hashtag surprising. But what really underpins this social media phenomenon is the fact that ordinary people are not only aware but are prepared to do something about the Islamophobia that ordinary Muslims face in the current climate…

In the world of bigots you don’t even need to be Muslim to be lynched. You simply have to “look” like a Muslim or “dress” like a Muslim. The first person I recall being murdered by a bigot right after 9/11 was a Sikh in Arizona. Reality didn’t matter in the least. The distance between Sikh and Muslim beliefs includes centuries and are nations wide. Meaningless to a narrow-minded fool.



  1. Phydeau says:

    http://usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/12/15/sydney-hostage-standoff/20422553/

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the dead gunman, a self-styled Islamic cleric, “was well known to state and commonwealth authorities” and had “a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability.”

    Will wingnuts be able to resist? We’ll see… 🙂

    • ± says:

      You’ve already shown that nutcase liberals can’t resist.   😛

    • NewFormatSux says:

      On the first anniversary of the July 7th London Tube bombings, the Times of London commissioned a poll of British Muslims. Here are the findings:

      * 16 percent say that while the Tube bombings may have been wrong, the cause was right.

      * 13 percent think that the four men who carried out the bombings should be regarded as martyrs.

      * 7 percent agree that suicide attacks on civilians in the UK can be justified in some circumstances, rising to 16 percent for a military target.

      Amazing how many Muslims are just crazy nutballs. You would think liberals would oppose having them there just to save on the health care expenses, or perhaps on the grounds that crazy people are more likely to be right wingers they don’t like.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      I suppose you think it’s just a few more crazies that killed the magazine in Paris? Mock Islam and they try to kill you. You are willing to let more in, then say hey you face the consequences of your actions.

  2. MikeN says:

    Atta’s demeanor and the pair’s first-class, one-way tickets to Los Angeles made [US Airways ticket agent Michael] Tuohey think twice about them.

    “I said to myself, ‘If this guy doesn’t look like an Arab terrorist, then nothing does.’ Then I gave myself a mental slap, because in this day and age, it’s not nice to say things like this,” Tuohey told the Maine Sunday Telegram. “You’ve checked in hundreds of Arabs and Hindus and Sikhs, and you’ve never done that. I felt kind of embarrassed.”

  3. MikeN says:

    Tweet with this pic, ‘That’s my boy’
    http://steynonline.com/pics/large/916.jpg
    Khaled Sharrouf’s son, a child raised in the suburbs of Sydney, struggles with both arms to hold up the decapitated head of a slain Syrian soldier.

    But hey the Aussies don’t kowtow to Muslims, so this is no big deal.

    “One of the things that I must stress here is this is an extreme minority in Muslims in Australia and around the world. The vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving and peaceful people,” Senator Johnston said.

    Mark Steyn>Maybe. But “moderate Muslims” are more accurately characterized as quiescent Muslims: they’ve no desire to pull their own seven-year-old out of school for vacation jihad, but nor are they prepared to stand up within their own communities.

    Then we find out they failed to repeal their own Human Rights Commissions making it a crime to offend Muslims.

    But don’t worry, Oklahoma City bombing was done by a Christian. Who are we to single out Muslims?

    • Phydeau says:

      Your keen knowledge of the most intimate details of the thoughts of billions of muslims is most impressive, MikeN.

      Or maybe you’re just a standard foam-at-the-mouth right wing wacko.

      Hmmm I wonder which one…

  4. spsffan says:

    Geez,

    If you don’t want to be identified as a Nazi, loose the swastika before going out in public. If you don’t want to be identified as a Muslim, don’t wear Muslim attire.

    Duh!

    • Phydeau says:

      And being identified as a Muslim is wrong because… ?

      Oh right, as MikeN said, they’re all crazed jihadists ready to blow at any time.

      Sometimes you wingnuts just can’t help yourselves… it’s like waving a red cape in front of the bull.

      • ± says:

        Here’s a question which I don’t think you will answer.

        Would you rather see one American killed by a whacko Moslem or 30,000,000 million random Moslems killed premptively to avoid that one American death.

        Here’s my answer so you don’t have to ask it of me. This is the no brainer question of the day. Every last Moslem should die before one American dies. We would also have done the world a great service.

        • Phydeau says:

          Yup, pretty much as I expected. Make sure you tell as many people you know what you believe. Spread the word that your values represent the Republican party! 🙂

          • ± says:

            I knew you wouldn’t answer because this inherently dishonest behavior suits you. And I couldn’t care less about whatever the R flavor of D/Rs thinks. I haven’t voted R/D since 1990 (although I always vote). I can tell you hire R/Ds. So you have helped create the mess. In that regard, you’re no different than many here.

          • Phydeau says:

            You are so far gone with your bleating about killing 30 million people that you’re not really worth talking to. And like it or not, your beliefs are associated with the Republican party. Which is fine with me. Rant on!!! 😀

          • ± says:

            Also, I retract my former expressed opinion that regardless of how misguided you are, your beliefs were held honestly. That puts you in danger of being banned as (presumably) bobbo is. And the air is definitely fresher here for it.

          • Phydeau says:

            plusminus, if you said anything positive about me, I’d be worried. Carry on. 🙂

          • Tim says:

            I doubt bobbo is banned, p/m (I can’t make your dang alt-0241 symbol for some reason). He’s probably just lurking. He was good to bounce off of sometimes; Did force me to try and spell out an argument — a good thing, for some.

        • spsffan says:

          Oh, for decades I’ve advocated the neutron bombing of the entire Middle East. It’s like lancing a boil or cutting off leg with gangrene. Not pleasant, but better for overall health.

      • spsffan says:

        Hey, I’m no wingnut. Actually, folks around here spend a lot of time accusing me of being a:

        1. Liberal
        2. Democrat

        of which I’m really neither.

        But as for the ” they’re all crazed jihadists ready to blow at any time” line…

        We have an old saying here in America:

        If the shoe fits, wear it.

        • Phydeau says:

          So all American Muslims are crazed jihadists ready to blow at any time?

          We have another old saying here in America:

          Some people are really stupid.

          • spsffan says:

            Indeed, SOME people really are stupid.

            I didn’t say ALL AMERICAN Muslims are crazed jihadists. Some are, some aren’t. All are, however, misinformed religious freaks, like Christians, but not necessarily crazed jihadists.

            What I did say was that if you don’t want to be confused with a crazed jihadist, don’t dress the part.

          • Phydeau says:

            Timothy McVeigh was a crazed jihadist. He dressed like a normal American. There have been a number of home-grown American terrorists who have dressed like normal Americans. Should we stop dressing like those terrorists?

            Try using the advanced human brain that you were given, and realize that crazed jihadists can dress in many different ways.

          • Tim says:

            Well stop wearing thinly veiled naugahyde, Phydeau. It is clashing with MikeN’s Fox-watching jacket.

            As a matter of fact, if we all just didn’t wear any clothes at all then everyone would know that the binary-liquid explosives must be inside the tum tum and in the blood.

            “Don’t give me heartburn and make me bite my toung; You wouldn’t like me when I get heartburn and bite my toung”

  5. Phydeau says:

    One crazy and mentally unstable Muslim kills a bunch of people: wingnuts assume billions of Muslims are crazy and mentally unstable.

    One crazy and mentally unstable Christian kills a bunch of people: wingnuts assume it’s just an isolated case, has nothing to do with Christians in general.

    Do you see the problem here? Nah, never mind. I can explain it for you, but I can’t understand it for you.

    • pedro says:

      Yeah, he was just using the flag of a radical muslim group just for fun, right?

      Idiot liberuls won’t rest until they get killed. Is kinda like a modern day category of the Darwin Awards

    • Phydeau says:

      So what if he’s using the flag of one of the many groups of radicals? Grow some balls, pedrito, and don’t be terrorized. Of course a nutball Muslim is going to latch on to a well-known symbol of a terrorist group. (And by the way, that flag was a well-known non-terrorist Muslim symbol before ISIS appropriated it.)

      • MikeN says:

        So was the Swastika. What’s your point?

        • Phydeau says:

          The Las Vegas right-wing cop killers draped a Tea Party flag (“Don’t Tread On Me” I think) over the bodies of the cops they killed. Does that mean the Tea Party should stop using that flag? Because some nutballs hijacked it for their own purposes?

          • Tim says:

            It is getting hard to tell the MKULTRAd Sirhan Sirhan’s from the agents provocateur and nutsacks — At least, the flag was real.

          • MikeN says:

            Make up your mind. Is he a nutball not to be taken seriously, or have people misidentified as carrying an ISIS flag, when he was just using a peaceful Muslim flag?

          • Tim says:

            I was speculating on the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, MikeN. Believe it or not, I’ve not watched a single report regarding the hostage event in Australia.

            It does occure to me that ‘just about anybody’ could have been in there forcing somebody to hold up a particular anything. These acts which futher demonize a particular group are puzzling to me, though. I’d have to wonder if the metaphorical flag (the act), in this case, was indeed false.

            DogEars’ link below is disturbing — I do not believe that all those acts are being commited by CIA agents. I’m at a loss here and frightened. I have to reconsider, whether instigated/goaded/(a grand plan of the MIC) or not, that what I was told by a churchmember years ago that the final sort of ‘armaggeddon’ would be a conflict between christians and muslims is being born out now.

          • MikeN says:

            That was a directed to Phydeau. He says it’s just a peaceful Muslim flag that’s been misappropriated. But that is irrelevant if the guy carrying the flag was intending it as an ISIS flag.

          • Phydeau says:

            So what if a mentally unstable nutball claims it’s an ISIS flag? Does that automatically mean ISIS is a threat to the US? Is there a shred of evidence?

            If a right-wing nutball waves a Nazi flag around, does that mean the Nazi part is putting the country in peril?

            Why are “conservatives” so friggin’ scared???

          • MikeN says:

            So it was conservatives at Comedy Central that refused to show Mohammed on South Park as the writers planned?

          • pedro says:

            You gotta feel sorry for Fido. It’s hard to keep that delusion of his alive

          • Phydeau says:

            The Comedy Central thing was a poke in the eye to a major world religion. What if they’d showed Jesus screwing Mary? Or Moses chowing down on bacon? Or Hindus killing a sacred cow and making burgers out of it? You’d have a lot of Christians and Jews and Hindus threatening Comedy Central too.

            Every big religion has its “sacred cows” that will cause anger among its followers.

          • MikeN says:

            No you wouldn’t, and it’s clear that liberals are OK with making such movies and shows while labeling themselves ‘courageous’. Yet first sign of violence they cower, whether it is Muslims or the North Koreans who have been watching the Muslims.

          • MikeN says:

            Comedy Central was a poke in the eye? For what?

            So really for liberals I’ll ride with you is being done out of fear.

          • Phydeau says:

            MikeN, do you know what you’re talking about? Islam’s sacred cow is showing an image of Mohammed. Jesus is Christianity’s sacred cow. Moses, Abraham, probably a lot for Judaism. If Comedy Central mocked any of their sacred cows, there would be protests.

            Let’s see them mock Jesus and see how much protest they’d get from the Christian fundies. Probably a fair number of death threats too.

          • Tim says:

            Phydeau has never actually seen Southpark, I’m guessing…

            https://youtube.com/watch?v=jpfQt2VQ67Q
            https://youtube.com/watch?v=2rIwg9E_dHk
            https://youtube.com/watch?v=28c4AKhf2yQ

            I bet he’d burn shit down if someone parodied his ‘good job’ perfect granola-induced bowel movement…

            https://youtube.com/watch?v=rg66j0fUbUk

        • jpfitz says:

          Um, the Nazis highjacked the swastika.

          http://religionfacts.com/buddhism/symbols/swastika.htm

  6. pedro says:

    Yawn!!!!!!!

  7. MikeN says:

    You can find in various shops in America, ‘certified compliant with Sharia law'(no I don’t mean halal). So of course it’s a good idea to import one million Muslims a decade.

  8. pedro says:

    BTW, nice entry for the “Famous Last Words” Dept.

  9. MikeN says:

    “He is now threatening to start killing us. We need help right now. The man wants the world to know that Australia is under attack by the Islamic State.”

    She kept up her commentary on Facebook, stating that Monis was angered because his claim to be an Isil militant was not being broadcast.

    Even Phydeau identified it, but was too clueless to connect the dots.
    “infatuation with extremism”
    What extremism is this? Was he a member of the Tea Party? Freeing research monkeys?

    • Phydeau says:

      So because one mentally unstable Muslim nutball went postal, Australia is now under attack by the Islamic State.

      I have never seen such a bunch of fearful, terrorized, cowed wingnuts in all my life. Won’t any of you grow some balls?

      LOOK OUT! A TERRORIST! BEHIND THAT TREE!

      • ± says:

        Apparently nature does abhor a vacuum. And you are trying mightily to fill the recently departed troll’s vacancy.

        And your one note bleat of “wingnut” is obviously meant as an insult (from you to others). Why not instead, attempt to explain why you are unhappy with what you are responding to instead of just displaying your unhappiness?

        • Phydeau says:

          Just address the point, if you can. Really? One nutball goes postal and Australia is under attack by the Islamic State. Woooooo, scary!!!!

          Where’s pedrito’s eyerolling icon when I need it???

          • pedro says:

            It only appears when someone writes something pretty idiotic, like you constantly do 🙄

          • Tim says:

            Where’s pedrito’s eyerolling icon

            I think that worthless pedro actually may have supplied this usefull resource once: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies

            note the *What Text Do I Type to Make Smileys?* part because i have found that the symbols sometimes don’t work for me either (because i don’t sleep with Opera).

            That that that’s how we ‘:’ roll ‘:’

            pollute away with cycle-wasting emoticons, people.

          • Phydeau says:

            Thanks pedrito! 🙂

            🙄 🙄 🙄

      • MikeN says:

        No, not because of the attack. That was the symptom. Crime to offend Muslims with speech, just as was seen in Canada, until Mark Steyn managed to get the whole law overturned.
        Muslim kid raised in the suburbs, ends up holding up a severed head in Syria. Just another isolated case, right?

        How about the people who left to fight for ISIS in America? Should they be allowed back?

        • Phydeau says:

          Timothy McVeigh, Christian kid raised in the suburbs, was a terrorist who killed a lot of people. We should obviously ban Christians, they’re violent and unstable!

          • Tim says:

            For a military man, That patsycakes was excellent at laying out and following a plan. Or not:

            Mike Moroz, 25, is a service manager for Jerry’s Tire, at Tenth and Hudson Street downtown Oklahoma City. Mr. Moroz said on the day of the bombing two men in a large Ryder truck stopped between 8:25 and 8:35 a.m. to ask for directions to Fifty and Harvey Streets, the site of the Federal Building. Mr. Moroz said the driver of the truck was Mr. McVeigh and the passenger was dark-skinned

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/documents/mcveigh/mcveigh3.html

          • MikeN says:

            His partner Terry is known to have flown to the Philippines, and is suspected to have met this third bomber here. That the FBI was on the lookout for a third person was widely reported at the time.

          • Tim says:

            MikeN, Terry Nichols came later as part of the general plot (highly questionable). He was not ‘John Doe #2’ — the middle-eastern looking gentleman.

            A Noble Lie:
            https://youtube.com/watch?v=FqObYToGKXc

            On officer Terry Yeakey’s murder
            https://youtube.com/watch?v=C0wKGTq0ocs

          • Phydeau says:

            OK, I’ll spell it out for you:

            If person X of religion Y commits some heinous act of terrorism, religion Y should be banned.

            True or false?

          • Tim says:

            I’d go with ‘false’, Phydeau — But then it gets sticky and the confidence level of my answer is not high to me.

            For instance: Could alCIAduhh be considered a ‘religion’?? It seems worth considering, especially on these DU threads where ‘reality’ may be considered a religion.

            And terrorism (FBI def): “The unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

            Not being a lawyer, I didn’t bold ‘violence’ {though, I should figure out how to italics or }but I did ‘force’ to posit that this just might be interpreted as ‘group’, such as a PAC or MADD or Green Peace, or Monsanto (political ‘forces’).

            in furtherance of political or social objectives: Like, possibly, voting wrong?? — Remember, the MIAC a while back listed those who advocate 3’rd parties (particularly Ron Paul) as ‘extremists’.

            Violence: Since ‘you people’ believe the Constitution is a living document being mutable to whatever ya’lls agenda is for the moment then couldn’t said ‘violence’ be that against the psyche?? Would you call casting racial slurrs ‘violence’?? Or wish it so??

            You see, Phydeau? ‘Sticky’.

            http://groundzeromedia.org/box-office-bombs-the-sony-hacking-false-flag/

          • MikeN says:

            At least the North Koreans had to hack a major corporation to get them to back down. Muslims have people like Phydeau to carry water for them and insist that people not offend them.

          • Tim says:

            heinous act of terrorism

            Like Green Peace traipsing onto the Nazca lines to spread a message of (misguided??) Gia-worship so as to further a political or social change??

            http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/12/14/i-call-for-the-end-of-greenpeace/

          • Phydeau says:

            I’m going with: Any terrorist group can claim any religion is their reason for terrorizing, and in fact they are the only true representative of that religion, and all others are evil. It’s happened throughout history. Does not reflect on the religion itself, because any nutball can use any religion to justify their violence.

            “A fanatic does what God would do if God had all the facts.”

      • MikeN says:

        Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were “fewer Moroccans” in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Thursday.

        “The public prosecutor in The Hague is to prosecute Geert Wilders on charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and hatred,” prosecutors said in a statement.

  10. sargasso_c says:

    She rescued Christmas for a lot of people.

  11. Tim says:

    Damn, dirty dune cunes probably aren’t even caught up on their tetanus shots… I’ll walk.

    • Phydeau says:

      http://urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dune+coon

      Thanks for sharing the conservative Republican view on that, Tim.

      • Tim says:

        Republican? Conservative? I may have been if it wasn’t for my lifelong special well-ingrained, well-deserved hatred of all the fucking neocon corporate fascists.

        I may have been a dem if it wasn’t for my lifelong special well-ingrained, well-deserved hatred of all the fucking neocon corporate fascists (nice tan, mr bush).

        I don’t even like team sports. RA RA. ra.

        Big Mother supporters are just as Jawa to me.

        • Phydeau says:

          Yay for you Tim, you’re a rough’n’tough individual. However, you’re a rough’n’tough individual who uses racial slurs when describing people you don’t like. That’s very similar to the batshit crazy racist sexist wing of the Republican party. FYI.

          • Tim says:

            And ‘you people’ point to those who use racial slurs and rally the troops to gravy up whatever tidbit of tyranny is on todays’ lunch menu.

        • jpfitz says:

          While we’re at it those slope heads are making trouble, time to drop a big one on N. Korea.

          Now lets include those drunk wadka drinking Ruskies causing trouble and upping their armaments. Let’s nip it in the bud and again drop many big ones.
          /s

    • jpfitz says:

      I believe Mr. Mahmood will be writing again. The article was misunderstood by some tenured moron with a broom stick up his/her ass.

      • MikeN says:

        Nah, the newspaper was so upset they wanted him gone, declaring a ‘conflict of interest’ because he was writing for another publication.

  12. The Blog Whisperer says:

    It is interesting how outspoken atheist liberals are so quick to defend this one particular religious group.

    • Phydeau says:

      Outspoken liberals of any religious preference are quick to defend any group that is getting unjustly sh*t on. We’re the ones who believe the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution apply to all Americans, including the icky ones we don’t really like.

      We’re funny like that.

      • The Blog Whisperer says:

        So, to which crazy religion do you subscribe?

      • Tim says:

        *We’re* Ohh, what a joiner.

        If one may derive it off laimstream media, ‘you all’ mostly operate as bunch of race-baiters. Just as loathesome as a neocons’ love of raising up the tools of tyranny totalitarianism to protect children.

      • Phydeau says:

        Sure, there are a few race-baiters around. Always have been, always will be. That doesn’t stop the rest of us.

        Just like there are batshit crazy racists and sexists in the “conservative” ranks. Does that discredit your beliefs?

        • Tim says:

          Shh… quiet.. I’m trying to deduce why those international bankers are only pretending to eat their GMO Hanukkah latkes.

        • The Blog Whisperer says:

          Al Sharpton the worst of the race-baiters has a red phone hotline directly to Obama’s ear. And the idiot listens to him.

          And so do you.

        • Tim says:

          It’s a red trakfone painted black, jpfitz. They couldn’t find real bakelite.

      • spsffan says:

        Does that include the right to keep and bear arms?

      • Tim says:

        Well it is pretty ‘ha ha’ funny like that — if you don’t think about it.

        Left wing, Right wing — The Bird of Fascism won’t fly much longer.
        Left boot right boot — Pick one for your face forever.

  13. Benjamin says:

    I am not sure how one could confuse a Muslim for a Sikh. Sikhs have distinctive garb they wear. Muslims do not dress like them. Or are these so called people that can’t tell the difference, just singling out people as Muslims who wear headgear other than baseball caps?

    • Phydeau says:

      Brown and foreign looking… that’s enough for a lot of people. Being fearful kinda shuts down higher cognitive functioning. :/

    • Tim says:

      Well, the beer store says *no hoodies* — I think it’s because they don’t like blacks…

      Come to think of it, why doesn’t the surveillance apparatus seem to mind veiled indviduals walking down the streets?? Does their crap see through clothing?? Oh yea. It does {micropower impulse, backscatter xray, … , terraHz ccd, forward-looking infrared}.

      I have a suspicion that those people would be silently singled out and more intimately ‘shown tolerance’ should they happen to be lining their headgarb with some highly conductive, yet relatively dense fine mesh such as gold or platinum.

    • spsffan says:

      A tablecloth is a tablecloth. Heh!

  14. Muk Muk says:

    For just about every Muslim extremist nut job or crazy bunch of middle-east stone-aged Mohammad-induced fools you can point out I’m sure there are at least 10 more Christian extremists out there to match. All are quite convinced that their belief is the only true road to peace and love.

    The problem isn’t Muslims — The problem is RELIGION!

    … And with some people’s religion being POLITICS (often quite extremist as well), it’s a wonder WW3 hasn’t broke out yet. Or maybe it has and we’re all just too cowardly to call it anything more than a war on terrorism (drugs, poverty, or whatever).

    • jpfitz says:

      It’s the oil, gold and rare minerals, not the beliefs of the people. The religion is just a side issue that seems to exacerbate the conquests of treasure and land.

    • MikeN says:

      >The problem isn’t Muslims — The problem is RELIGION!

      Sure, the Muslims and the Hindus and the Jews and the Christians are all equally a problem.

      • Phydeau says:

        Actually, it’s the followers of the Angry Desert God… the Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

        I guess if my god was pissed off I’d be pissed off at everyone too.

        The other religions don’t seem to get as riled up. Well, the Hindus do, and all kinds of local religions in Africa have the people killing each other.

        OK, maybe the Buddhists are more peaceful than everyone else.

  15. The Blog Whisperer says:

    You’re sure it’s 10 – 1. Are you REALLY sure about that?

  16. DogEars says:

    Let’s not forget about this site:
    http://thereligionofpeace.com/

  17. MikeN says:

    Even Supreme Court justices cower to Muslim immigrants.

    Breyer said he does not know whether Quran burning qualifies as constitutionally protected free speech. He compared Quran burning to shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, and inciting a deadly stampede.

    • Phydeau says:

      Really… “cower”. Take a few deep breaths, that’ll help you calm down from the hysterical fear. And then really consider whether anyone in America “cowers” before a few raggedy-assed terrorists in the middle east.

      Besides you, I mean.

      • MikeN says:

        Well Stephen Breyer does. And so do you, as you support censoring South Park with regards to Mohammed.

        • Phydeau says:

          See my response elsewhere:

          MikeN, do you know what you’re talking about? Islam’s sacred cow is showing an image of Mohammed. Jesus is Christianity’s sacred cow. Moses, Abraham, probably a lot for Judaism. If Comedy Central mocked any of their sacred cows, there would be protests.

          Let’s see them mock Jesus and see how much protest they’d get from the Christian fundies. Probably a fair number of death threats too.

          Not that I “support” censoring any TV show about any religion. If they want to give a poke in the eye to any major world religion, let them deal with the results.

        • MikeN says:

          I suspected as much based on what you said about Mohammed. They were making fun of Family Guy, and one of the characters hates the show so much that he wants to talk to their writers to have them show Mohammed so they would get killed. When he goes to meet the writes its a bunch of sea creatures.

  18. MordWa says:

    Aaaand, of course the whole i’llridewithyou thing was a fake. Never happened: http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/105612206913/surprise-woman-who-started-viral-ill-ride-with

    Never let the facts get in the way of a good story…

    • MikeN says:

      No, not a fake. The woman expresses the same sentiment in your link that caused Eiditor to post this and Phydeau to agree.

    • Phydeau says:

      Fox News never lets the facts get in the way of a good story, either. 😉

    • Phydeau says:

      And furthermore, apparently it took on a life of its own after the originator said it was fake. The Twitter shot in this article is from someone other than Rachel Jacobs.

    • MikeN says:

      What do you mean it never happened? Are you saying those tweets are fake? Who cares what the first woman said? That’s not even mentioned in the article, just that others are doing it.

  19. MikeN says:

    Meanwhile, the only backlash has been against cops in Brooklyn. “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”

    Perhaps liberals should go on ridealong with cops.


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