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I can't add anything of real value to what TBG said.  There are idiots all over the world.  I suppose we should find it reassuring that we all have to deal with the same sorts of lunatics.  (My argument stands: People are generally the same where ever you may be.  We just have to break them up into smaller groups to get the more accurate picture.)

Personally, I didn't find Straw's comments to be at all racist.  I don't like talking to people whose faces I can't see either.  Am I going to rip off their veils?  Of course not.  It's my problem, and I get over it in short order when I talk to them, anyway.  Or I can choose to not talk to them.

Too large a chunk of the Muslim population really is too sensitive, though.  If you don't want to take the veil off, write a fucking email to his office about whatever you wanted to talk about instead of annoying viewers with pointless marches.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 09:46:01 AM EST
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