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(Washington Post)   Drunk aviation executive avenges victims of Boston Marathon bombing and 9/11 by breaking the jaw of a Somali-American cab driver. Who also happens to be a US Army reservist   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 144
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2013-05-02 08:41:34 AM  
I think someone's going to be offered a tidy little out-of-court settlement in the very near future. And Ed Dahlberg, the assailant, is not just an "aviation executive." He's the president of Emerald Aviation, whose website is very curiously undergoing "maintenance" right now that will apparently take 3 days to finish. And the very rich residents of the very white town of Clifton, VA, are about to get very, very annoyed at all the news trucks driving through their little woodsy enclave.
 
2013-05-02 08:45:44 AM  
How do we know the cab driver wasn't selling fireworks out of the trunk of his car?
 
2013-05-02 08:54:34 AM  
USA! USA!

/facepalm
 
2013-05-02 09:17:07 AM  
Hmmm, rich white guy (who apparently has never served a day in the military from his Linkedin profile) decides to go all Amurca and assault a guy for being Muslim?  So, when will he be running for Congress?
 
2013-05-02 09:22:20 AM  
a middle-aged businessman can be heard asking Salim if he is Islamic and then asserting that most Muslims are terrorists

Now where could he possibly have gotten THAT crazy idea?  Certainly not from our fair and balanced media....
 
2013-05-02 09:22:58 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: How do we know the cab driver wasn't selling fireworks out of the trunk of his car?


Because he's not a real American.  Duh.
 
2013-05-02 09:46:19 AM  
Good. We need to let these Arabs know we're on to them.
 
2013-05-02 09:46:23 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: a middle-aged businessman can be heard asking Salim if he is Islamic and then asserting that most Muslims are terrorists

Now where could he possibly have gotten THAT crazy idea?  Certainly not from our fair and balanced media....


So he was totally in his right when breaking his jaw.
 
2013-05-02 09:48:41 AM  
I've never had a broken jaw, but I've had enough broken everything else to know that must hurt like a mother farker.

The only justice that could be served is to break the rich white guy's jaw. Then every day that shiat hurts you're all "fark, I'm farking stupid and a dick. this hurts"
 
2013-05-02 09:49:23 AM  
Probably a crazy Tea Bagger who was finally trying to live out his tough guy/Chuck Norris fantasy. You know, the ones he brags about on Facebook or, more likely, the Tea Party Community, or even Freep. Too bad he picked the wrong day to "defend are constitotion".
 
2013-05-02 09:51:41 AM  
Drunk on Freedom and Inalienable Rights maybe. USA! USA! USA! USA!
 
2013-05-02 09:52:02 AM  
So, what's his Fark handle?
 
2013-05-02 09:52:32 AM  
One of the greatest dangers to civil society is extremism and tribalism. Unfortunately, rather than recognizing that, your average 'merican's  just becoming more extremely Islamophobic.

My facebook is increasingly being peppered with just precious little "jokes" expressing the general views of the assailant. Any ideas for a mild, educational response that might actually get through? Or should I just give up?
 
2013-05-02 09:53:14 AM  
Pikrallidas described Dahlberg as a "hardworking family man and a church-going person"

Not really helping your case there...

Dahlberg was profoundly affected by the Sept. 11 attacks, Pikrallidas said, and misunderstood Salim's response to his questions.

What could Salim have possibly said that could be misunderstood as "I'm a terrorist"?
 
2013-05-02 09:53:17 AM  
His aviation company website is down for 3 days and a few hours -- for maintenance - until the afternoon of Cinco de Mayo.
 
2013-05-02 09:53:18 AM  
m3.licdn.com
Edward Dahlberg

/ Wrong guy got punched
// Punchable face is punchable
 
2013-05-02 09:54:12 AM  
images.sodahead.com
What a  Mooslim terrorist  serving in the US Army looks like
 
2013-05-02 09:54:59 AM  
I though we weren't suppose to talk about the motives according to the libatardds.
 
2013-05-02 09:55:07 AM  

Ennuipoet: Hmmm, rich white guy (who apparently has never served a day in the military from his Linkedin profile) decides to go all Amurca and assault a guy for being Muslim?  So, when will he be running for Congress?


There's a six-year gap in his resume.

Maybe he was in the military and he's just too modest to mention it.

Or maybe he was in prison for child molesting.
 
2013-05-02 09:55:21 AM  
Not to play the devil's advocate but him referring to jihad as a "self struggle" to a drunk racist is kind of trolling.  Doing so with a camera running after the guy implied he was rich turns it into an even more questionable move.
 
2013-05-02 09:56:02 AM  

Phoenix_M: [images.sodahead.com image 311x350]
What a  Mooslim terrorist  serving in the US Army looks like


That's not a terrorist. That is a disgruntled employee.
 
2013-05-02 09:56:57 AM  

rosemary's baby daddy: Not to play the devil's advocate but him referring to jihad as a "self struggle" to a drunk racist is kind of trolling.  Doing so with a camera running after the guy implied he was rich turns it into an even more questionable move.


Yeah! How dare a man speak his mind to rich white dude in America!
 
2013-05-02 09:57:10 AM  

Blasphemous Knave: Any ideas for a mild, educational response that might actually get through?


I hate being defeatist but I don't think subtle works with the type of person who would not only think that's funny but be proud of it.
 
2013-05-02 09:57:35 AM  

Blasphemous Knave: One of the greatest dangers to civil society is extremism and tribalism. Unfortunately, rather than recognizing that, your average 'merican's  just becoming more extremely Islamophobic.

My facebook is increasingly being peppered with just precious little "jokes" expressing the general views of the assailant. Any ideas for a mild, educational response that might actually get through? Or should I just give up?


Try "have you ever met a Muslim?"  It probably won't work on most of them, but you might get the odd introspective outlier.
 
2013-05-02 09:57:57 AM  
Amurrrrica doesn't doesn't stop to think things through, bro. Amurrrica springs into action with a shot to the jaw.
 
2013-05-02 09:58:00 AM  

Blasphemous Knave: My facebook is increasingly being peppered with just precious little "jokes" expressing the general views of the assailant. Any ideas for a mild, educational response that might actually get through?



do what i did...delete your facebook account.
 
2013-05-02 09:58:03 AM  

rosemary's baby daddy: Not to play the devil's advocate but him referring to jihad as a "self struggle" to a drunk racist is kind of trolling.  Doing so with a camera running after the guy implied he was rich turns it into an even more questionable move.


I think communicating the concept of jihad as a personal struggle against ignorance as opposed to holy war against the unbeliever is one of the most important ideas Muslims could try and convey to others, maybe just not while the others are drunk and belligerent.
 
2013-05-02 09:58:15 AM  

The Glorified Jailer: I though we weren't suppose to talk about the motives according to the libatardds.


What on Earth make you say that ? That's always the cons who say that motives should not come into account, generally as an argument against hate crimes.

Do you have a crowd of imaginary liberals in your head that provide all the quotes and opinions that fit your preconceived notions ?
 
2013-05-02 09:59:23 AM  
Looks like the battle is being taken to yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/emerald-aviation-inc-manassas
Dude's business is farked and he is going full John Fitzgerald Page on his site
<a title="Emerald Aviation" data-cke-saved-href="
Emerald Aviation is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance.
Please try back in 3 days, 5 hours, and 37 minutes
 
2013-05-02 10:00:15 AM  

Yogimus: Phoenix_M: [images.sodahead.com image 311x350]
What a  Mooslim terrorist  serving in the US Army looks like

That's not a terrorist. That is a disgruntled employee.


No, he's a terrorist who was working with Al-Qaeda they have his emails and other communications that prove it.
 
2013-05-02 10:00:25 AM  

rosemary's baby daddy: Not to play the devil's advocate but him referring to jihad as a "self struggle" to a drunk racist is kind of trolling.  Doing so with a camera running after the guy implied he was rich turns it into an even more questionable move.


Well, that's the proper Islamic definition for the term; he was defending his religion.  It's kind of like if "praying to Jesus" now had the definition of "blowing up people" amoungst the general public because a couple (um...thousand) people did so under that term.
 
2013-05-02 10:01:27 AM  
Can someone explain the meme of intentionally misspelling America lately? With a 'u', or omitting the 'A', subbing the 'c' with a 'k'?  Even one with multiple 'r's above.  It's just farking stupid.
 
2013-05-02 10:02:50 AM  

GDubDub: Can someone explain the meme of intentionally misspelling America lately? With a 'u', or omitting the 'A', subbing the 'c' with a 'k'?  Even one with multiple 'r's above.   It's just farking stupid.


That's kinda the point.
 
2013-05-02 10:03:10 AM  

trotsky: Probably a crazy Tea Bagger who was finally trying to live out his tough guy/Chuck Norris fantasy. You know, the ones he brags about on Facebook or, more likely, the Tea Party Community, or even Freep. Too bad he picked the wrong day to "defend are constitotion".


Look, I know you are still upset that the Boston bombing wasn't carried out by a Tea Bagger like you were first told, and your fearful joy turned to impotent sadness when it actualy was yet another Muslim that did it, but you'll just have to get over your hate of old white people that don't like taxes. They arn't hurting anyone, let them derp in peace.
 
2013-05-02 10:03:30 AM  

Blasphemous Knave: One of the greatest dangers to civil society is extremism and tribalism. Unfortunately, rather than recognizing that, your average 'merican's  just becoming more extremely Islamophobic.

My facebook is increasingly being peppered with just precious little "jokes" expressing the general views of the assailant. Any ideas for a mild, educational response that might actually get through? Or should I just give up?


I have a small number of idiots on my friends list. Just before I dropped the offending right-wing idiots from my list, I decided to mock them instead. So whenever they post something particularly stupid (they had a field day with Boston Bombings), I share it with my group and enjoy snarking. I find solace in the fact that I am calling out the stupid as publicly as I can.

I am sure at some point i will get bored and drop them from my friends list. You can't win a fight against stupid.
 
2013-05-02 10:04:01 AM  
And now an artist interpretation of what the victim may look like in 6 months

www.quizzle.com
 
2013-05-02 10:04:08 AM  

jaytkay: Ennuipoet: Hmmm, rich white guy (who apparently has never served a day in the military from his Linkedin profile) decides to go all Amurca and assault a guy for being Muslim?  So, when will he be running for Congress?

There's a six-year gap in his resume.

Maybe he was in the military and he's just too modest to mention it.

Or maybe he was in prison for child molesting.


When did  Ed Dahlberg stop molesting children?
 
2013-05-02 10:04:12 AM  

WTF Indeed: rosemary's baby daddy: Not to play the devil's advocate but him referring to jihad as a "self struggle" to a drunk racist is kind of trolling.  Doing so with a camera running after the guy implied he was rich turns it into an even more questionable move.

Yeah! How dare a man speak his mind to rich white dude in America!


Exactly. Remember loyatly the rich are your betters. Show some respect, dog!
 
2013-05-02 10:05:23 AM  

nmemkha: Exactly. Remember royalty the rich are your betters. Show some respect, dog!


Is the coffee ready yet?
 
2013-05-02 10:07:21 AM  

Phoenix_M: Yogimus: Phoenix_M: [images.sodahead.com image 311x350]
What a  Mooslim terrorist  serving in the US Army looks like

That's not a terrorist. That is a disgruntled employee.

No, he's a terrorist who was working with Al-Qaeda they have his emails and other communications that prove it.


And because he exists, it's presumably OK to go around attacking innocent citizens who happen to be Muslim? That would seem to be a defense of the actual philosophy behind "terrorism".
 
2013-05-02 10:07:51 AM  
Well, if the guy didn't want to get his jaw broken, then he shouldn't have been from Somalia.
 
2013-05-02 10:09:23 AM  
This is what conservatives actually believe.
 
2013-05-02 10:09:45 AM  

MythDragon: trotsky: Probably a crazy Tea Bagger who was finally trying to live out his tough guy/Chuck Norris fantasy. You know, the ones he brags about on Facebook or, more likely, the Tea Party Community, or even Freep. Too bad he picked the wrong day to "defend are constitotion".

Look, I know you are still upset that the Boston bombing wasn't carried out by a Tea Bagger like you were first told, and your fearful joy turned to impotent sadness when it actualy was yet another Muslim that did it, but you'll just have to get over your hate of old white people that don't like taxes. They arn't hurting anyone, let them derp in peace.


So are you defending this guy, or just trying to deflect criticism of anti-muslim bigotry expressed through violence, or both?
 
2013-05-02 10:10:04 AM  
'murican taliban

What's ironic, the guy who punched the Somalian would probably enjoy living in Somalia more than here in the good ol' US of A.

i14.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-02 10:10:44 AM  
Just remember, this wasn't a hate crime. You will tolerate his intolerance of others, unless you want to be labeled intolerant - or racist.

This was about a rich man who was tricked into over reacting by a manipulative muslim 47%'er who's obviously looking for a payday from the bleeding heart court system. It definitely wasn't inspired by the flag waving, jingoistic, xenophobic, homophobic, and islamophobic right wing media.

No siree.
 
2013-05-02 10:10:59 AM  
A lot of bigotry apologists trying to change the subject in this thread. Does the actual subject of this thread make you uncomfortable, guys?
 
2013-05-02 10:12:05 AM  

Bondith: GDubDub: Can someone explain the meme of intentionally misspelling America lately? With a 'u', or omitting the 'A', subbing the 'c' with a 'k'?  Even one with multiple 'r's above.   It's just farking stupid.

That's kinda the point.


You know though, even though that is the point, it makes it hard not to discount an entire post for a single word. At least, IMO.
It immediately makes me think a teen wrote it.
Might as well follow it up with, "You mad bro?"
 
2013-05-02 10:12:40 AM  

GDubDub: Can someone explain the meme of intentionally misspelling America lately? With a 'u', or omitting the 'A', subbing the 'c' with a 'k'?  Even one with multiple 'r's above.  It's just farking stupid.


In an ideal little dream world, an American is someone who believes in equality, justice, and pluralism; describing someone as a "'mericun" and so forth is done to convey the discrepancy.
 
2013-05-02 10:13:12 AM  
I'm just so happy it was a white guy that did it this time you guys.
 
2013-05-02 10:13:45 AM  

Private_Citizen: It definitely wasn't inspired by the flag waving, jingoistic, xenophobic, homophobic, and islamophobic right wing media.


It's jingoistic! It's xenophobic! It's hooooooomophobic!
Why, it's Greased Lightning!
 
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