Thursday, February 01, 2007

Clearly Asking Too Much

The Reuters writer is too disconnected to ask what would prompt a town to feel the need to read the immigrants that the Federal Government lets in the riot act. It was found under the heading of "Oddly Enough" where they tuck in light-hearted stories about underwater weddings, and Polar Bear Club events.

However, in Kébékistan the absurd, the mayor still had to head off a allegation of racism and anti-islamism when the town council of Herouxville, Quebec passed a motion to tell residents that they must not stone women to death in public.

Gratuitously, and in unrelated fashion, Reuters tossed this in:

"I was shocked and insulted to see these kinds of false stereotypes and ignorance about Islam and our religion ... in a public document written by people in authority who discriminate openly," he [Salam Elmenyawi, president of the Muslim Council of Montreal] told Reuters.

Last year a Montreal gym agreed to install frosted windows after a nearby Hasidic synagogue said it was offended by the sight of adults exercising.
Maybe our crack reported felt some need to "balance" the story off, vis-à-vis the Heeb-hating they expect from their readers.

The accusation that this-or-that has set [insert whining entity here] "20 years back" is heard so often, that if were true they should have a good image. After all Islam wouldn't have yet invaded Asia Minor, North Africa, and eastern Europe.

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