A Singing, Praying, Patriotic Rally, With Pooper Scooper

by
Abby Zimet

California Tea Party organizers of a rally to protest a planned Islamic Center in Temecula have urged
their fellow patriots to "bring your Bibles, flags, signs, dogs and
singing voices" - singing because Muslim women "are forbidden to sing"
and dogs because Muslims "hate dogs." The protest call by a chapter of
"We the People - Citizens in Action" charges Islam is "a radically
intolerant belief system that is
incompatible with the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution," but
an L.A. Islamic organization suggests  that "targeting a house of worship using tactics specifically designed to cause offense" is in and of itself kinda un-American.

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