To You Good Muslims: We Know You're Not the Bad Muslims, But Please Pray On Another Day Anyway

by
Abby Zimet

We are ashamed of our local so-called newspaper, the Portland Press Herald,
whose editor ran a grovelling apology after committing the heinous crime of running a feel-good story
about 3,000 local Muslims praying to mark the end of Ramadan - children
even played soccer! - but not "offering balance" by noting it was 9/11,
the anniversary of a day when a few crazy Muslims did something really
bad. Then the so-called editor sort of retracted the apology or maybe he didn't, but anyway do let's kowtow to every wave of mindless hateful hysteria in the land, shall we?

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