The Rising of the Moon

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Update on the Imams

The imams who were pulled off a US Airways flight in Minneapolis now have legal counsel. The say they are upset about many of the false reports and accusations regarding the incident floating around the right-wing controlled corporate media. Of course the right-wing theofascist pundits are apoplextic claiming the religious leaders are simply trying to "cash in" on "political correctness." Personally I hope the imams sue the hell out of US Airways (if they don't then the terrorists win!).

Over at Amy Goodman has an excellent piece called It's Bigotry That Should Be Silenced, which ran in yesterday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer. It's an outstanding commentary on the issue of the imams and other bigotry that's been shown toward American Muslims and those of us who do not tow the republican line.

What's next? Jailing Catholic nuns for wearing "disguises," or praying over "mystery beads?" Or locking up some Lutheran for reading from a bible while flying back to Nebraska? On the other hand I wish someone had locked up (anti-Catholic and gay-hater) State Senator and Congresswoman-elect Michele Bachmann for assaulting with prayer gay members of the legislature at their desks in an effort to turn them straight.

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