Saturday, January 5, 2008

Prepare For More Riots

Most people would have tossed the poster aside without a second thought. Muslims cry to the police because they feel insulted. They cry out to stir up tensions, and then they'll complain about the Islamophobic hostilities...

Members of the Somali community in Lewiston say a poster put up in front of a local Somali owned store is an insult to their religion.

The poster depicts a vicious "lost" dog named Mohammed. That's the name of the Muslim prophet. It says that the dog is not good with children and can't be trusted.

Hussein Ahmed, the owner of the store, says the phone number on the poster is fake and that the only place it was put up was right near his business.

"This is really a religious statement," said Hussein Ahmed, "that is an attack on our religion which we don't feel comfortable with. We see this as a very bad insulting situation."

The owner of the store checked the number? I have no doubts, Ahmed was only going to inquire how he could help this person locate their beloved pet. It was only upon finding out the number was fake did he decide to contact authorities.

I don't understand what the hubbub is... A rabid dog, not good with kids, can't be trusted... At what point did truth become offensive?

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