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(KRQE News)   Scary: Iraqi refugee family in Albuquerque NM attacked in their home by a ski-mask wearing man who tore up their US citizenship papers and shouted anti-Muslim epithets at them. Ironic:They live in the US because they are Catholic and had to flee Iraq   (krqe.com) divider line 35
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2014-06-12 03:17:05 PM
15 votes:
Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.
2014-06-12 03:38:55 PM
5 votes:
The final straw that ended a pretty good friendship between me and someone else was when he declared on Facebook that "all them Muslims should be shipped back to where they came from".

I've got a friend who was born in Pakistan. Her family left when she was about three because they are Christian and were "encouraged" by the locals to seek a new locale. She was "one of them Muslims".

My friend from high school whose family came from Persia about 4 generations back was "one of them Muslims".

My Lebanese friend and fellow choirboy (no, literally, we sang in The St. Paul's Choir of Men and Boys together) who died when I was 12 in a horrific car accident would have been "one of them Muslims".

The truly ironic thing about the whole situation is that said Facebook poster is a Catholic Irish-American.
2014-06-12 03:26:55 PM
4 votes:

Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.


Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.
2014-06-12 06:03:20 PM
3 votes:

Red Shirt Blues: Something is not quite right here. Dude shows up demanding money and gold and tears up citizenship papers.  I hate to be that guy.......but this is all very fishy. Too set....too many props.


Here's a hint, then: Don't Be That Guy.
2014-06-12 05:07:23 PM
3 votes:
What's his freerepublic.com handle?
2014-06-12 06:16:54 PM
2 votes:

acohn: JesseL: Why wouldn't you? It's beautiful, they've got good food, a variety of microclimates, art/culture if that's your thing.

Because Satan has his winter vacation there -- during summer.


Are you trying to say that you think NM is hot? Some parts are warmish, but they can't compare to Phoenix. Other parts, not so much.

4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-06-12 05:37:43 PM
2 votes:
What a jerk. Doesn't he know it's white liberals who get to be bigoted towards christians?
2014-06-12 05:30:27 PM
2 votes:
Something is not quite right here. Dude shows up demanding money and gold and tears up citizenship papers.  I hate to be that guy.......but this is all very fishy. Too set....too many props.
2014-06-12 05:15:20 PM
2 votes:
I love stupid people.

And by love I mean hate.
2014-06-12 03:45:59 PM
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.

Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.


ignorant Bigots who attack Sikhs are usually a self-correcting problem as one of the basic tenets of their religion, at least for men, is be armed at all times
2014-06-13 01:26:30 AM
1 votes:

dbrunker: cretinbob: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 720x619]

Not sure what you're saying here.  You know the guys in blue are Republicans and the guys in gray are Democrats, right?


The image doesn't say 'Republicans'. It says "Conservatives'. And the guys in gray were most certainly Conservative, while the guys in blue were more liberal for their era.
2014-06-13 01:02:49 AM
1 votes:

Headso: why would you move to new mexico? I guess the climate?


Because it's a magical, far away place where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer and the towels are oh-so-fluffy.  In Albuquerque, the shriners and the lepers play their ukuleles all day long, and anyone on the street will gladly shave your back for a nickel.

On the other hand, it can be surprisingly difficult to find a doughnut shop that has Bavarian cream-filled donuts in stock.
2014-06-12 11:53:07 PM
1 votes:

cretinbob: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 720x619]


You certainly live up to your name.
2014-06-12 08:47:37 PM
1 votes:
Hatred and idiocy.  Somehow I'm not suprised they hand in hand so easily.
2014-06-12 07:42:13 PM
1 votes:

Dirty J1: I'm not condoning the violence against foreign immigrants, but did they really HAVE to come to America, specifically? I mean there are more, probably more tolerant countries that are accepting of Catholics. Unless they were here before 9-11, but if I were someone of their race or even similar to their race, I would strongly reconsider coming to America after 9-11, and in the wake of the damn near decade long war in the Middle East to boot. Yeah not the best time period to be of Iraqi descent and living in America.


When you're creating refugees by waging war in a foreign country, you are sort of obligated to take in at least some of those refugees. Most of the Iraqi refugees ran to their neighbors, like Jordan and Syria, but Europe has hundred of thousands,, and you take your part of the responsibility like a grown up nation too.
2014-06-12 06:29:01 PM
1 votes:

Headso: why would you move to new mexico? I guess the climate?


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Green chile cheeseburgers!
2014-06-12 06:21:12 PM
1 votes:

This text is now purple: Bathia_Mapes: Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.

Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.

You know who hated the Sikhs?

Gandhi.


Indira, Rajiv, Sonia, Rahul or the (no relation) Mahatma?

/the Sikhs certainly don't miss Indira
//especially her bodyguards
2014-06-12 06:04:55 PM
1 votes:

nekom: Bathia_Mapes: Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.

Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.

Don't forget that asshole a few years back who shot up a Sikh temple.

YOU HAVE A STRANGE HAT AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT!


You know, before I read these two comments, I was ignorant of the Sikh.
I decided to look up the belief system and was really surprised at what I learned.
I'm not saying that I was suspicious of them, but I was ignorant.
I kinda like what they believe, well at least what Wiki says. I'll need to talk to one of these guys before forming a real opinion.
Just sayin' thanks for giving me that little push.
2014-06-12 05:53:10 PM
1 votes:

foxyshadis: Red Shirt Blues: Something is not quite right here. Dude shows up demanding money and gold and tears up citizenship papers.  I hate to be that guy.......but this is all very fishy. Too set....too many props.

Stranger stories have been concocted and carried out in the name of insurance fraud. Let's see how it plays out.


Yep. But I recall this thread when fark turned into the instant "murica, rape culture, men are all  misogynists,
derp" club.
www.ontopmag.com
Called that one too.
2014-06-12 05:38:30 PM
1 votes:

Headso: why would you move to new mexico? I guess the climate?


Why wouldn't you? It's beautiful, they've got good food, a variety of microclimates, art/culture if that's your thing.
2014-06-12 05:38:01 PM
1 votes:
He was wearing a black mask, blue gloves, a yellow shirt and blue jeans.

A farking fashion disaster, it sounds like...
2014-06-12 05:37:06 PM
1 votes:
You know, back in the day, Catholics were pretty safe in Iraq, a well represented and respected minority, in fact.  I wonder what happened to drive them out of their native country?
2014-06-12 05:29:23 PM
1 votes:
It's guys like this jerk who make me wish use of the word retard was still socially acceptable.
2014-06-12 05:28:51 PM
1 votes:
Things like this make me sick, how can anyone be so asinine? Than I go back to reading the news and it's more like how can that many people be so asinine?
2014-06-12 05:27:30 PM
1 votes:
Well the good news is that now Fox News can frame this as an attack on Christians.
2014-06-12 05:25:27 PM
1 votes:

Headso: why would you move to new mexico? I guess the climate?


roadshowhaberleri.com

The balloon festival looks pretty cool.
2014-06-12 05:23:42 PM
1 votes:
digitaljournal.com

/ just saying
2014-06-12 05:20:07 PM
1 votes:

spawn73: The family said they're not sure yet how difficult it will be to replace their citizenship documents

Unless they're forgeries, why would it be hard?


It can take as long as a year (or more) to process and get your replacement document. And sometimes, your application for a replacement certificate may be denied, in which case you're going to spend quite a bit of time appealing it.
2014-06-12 05:16:51 PM
1 votes:
The family said they're not sure yet how difficult it will be to replace their citizenship documents

Unless they're forgeries, why would it be hard?
2014-06-12 05:14:35 PM
1 votes:
I think a formal apology is in order here.
2014-06-12 05:10:24 PM
1 votes:
Well, color me surprised. Who would'a thunk an ignorant racist asshat would act like an ignorant racist asshat?
2014-06-12 05:10:06 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: Bathia_Mapes: Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.

Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.

ignorant Bigots who attack Sikhs are usually a self-correcting problem as one of the basic tenets of their religion, at least for men, is be armed at all times


I was under the impression that they were decorative to the extent that many are pinned into their sheaths, rendering them inoperable as a weapon.

/unless you beat someone with the sheath, of course...
2014-06-12 05:09:55 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.

Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.


Yeah there was a Sikh gas station owner in Mesa Arizona who was murdered on 9/15/01 because some piece of crap wanted to "go out and shoot some towel-heads".
2014-06-12 04:37:24 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: Magorn: ignorant Bigots who attack Sikhs are usually a self-correcting problem as one of the basic tenets of their religion, at least for men, is be armed at all times

The Kirpan is a ceremonial weapon and, frankly, considering that the ignorant bigots often are going about in numbers and armed with firearms, I highly doubt a kirpan would be all that helpful.


You obviously missed the thread a few days ago when a sword fight broke out in a temple...
2014-06-12 03:33:35 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Sybarite: Violent bigots aren't renowned for their ability to distinguish the finer points of race, culture, and religion.

Yep

Shortly after 9/11 there were several attacks on Sikhs who live in Lane County, Oregon. The attackers made the assumption that because they wear turbans they must be Muslims.


Don't forget that asshole a few years back who shot up a Sikh temple.

YOU HAVE A STRANGE HAT AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT!
 
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