All Further Articles for 2010-08-23

Monday, August 23, 2010
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Zombie Rights
Minneapolis will pay seven zombies $165,000 in a federal lawsuit the zombies filed after being arrested protesting mindless consumerism. Police charged them with carrying simulated "weapons of mass destruction" - aka sound equipment - and dismissed their legal rights with obscenities.
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Oh My Allah, Muslims Are Praying (Almost Smack Dab) at Ground Zero!
And they have been, quite peacefully thanks, for two years. Video inside the mosque in More.
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To Bigotry No Sanction
Sunday's rally opposing the Islamic community center - not mosque - blocks from Ground Zero - not at Ground Zero , and next to the strip clubs and McDonalds already there - was scary, ugly and illuminating. Watch the video of the crowd almost attacking a guy because he looks sorta Muslimish – ie: black – and you see this is, or has become, purely about hatred. Glenn Greenwald nails it. More here. On opponents: "The position they've adopted is inherently bigoted, as it seeks to impose guilt and blame on a large demographic group for the aberrational acts of a small number of individual members. If this campaign succeeds, the sentiments driving it will become even more potent. Hatemongerers always become emboldened when they triumph."
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