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Monday, August 30, 2010

A Reality Injection

David Gibson writes about a new anti-Muslim crimes flaring up and a new anti-hate PSA designed to head it off.

An Islamic advocacy group on Monday launched an affecting public service announcement featuring a montage of American Muslims, including children and senior citizens, a doctor and a cop, a Phillies fan and faces of different races, all aimed at countering the wave of suspicion and Islam-bashing stemming from the mosque proposed near Ground Zero.

The new effort comes as authorities in various states are investigating a number of possible bias and hate-crime incidents directed at Muslim targets. On Sunday, the FBI announced it was joining the investigation of a fire at the future site of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., that has been a catalyst for protests.

A brick was thrown through the window of a California mosque last week and a few days earlier signs were left at the mosque that read, "No temple for the god of terrorism at Ground Zero." Earlier this month, a plastic pig inscribed with messages such as "Remember 9-11" and "MO HAM MED the Pig" was stuffed into the mailbox of another Islamic center in California. (Like Jews, Muslims have a prohibition on eating pork.)

Here's the ad:

Pretty straightforward: I'm a human, not a monster. Still, there's not a lot you can do about the haters. If there's one thing I've noticed about wingnuts, it's that they're pigheaded and have found a level of ignorance that they're totally comfortable with (apparently, others have noticed this as well). Long after everyone else has moved on and wised up, they'll go to their graves certain that all the bullshit they've bought into is true, true, true.

The guys lighting the fires and firing the shots and pissing in mosques are hopeless. They are complete lost causes. They've decided to be idiots and, by God, they're going to keep being idiots until they draw their final breath.

That's not to say this is a wasted effort. There are a lot people confused by all the idiocy out there and someone needs to set them straight. The media sucks at doing that, so you take matters into your own hands.

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