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Tim Tebow, Jewish Week and Americans’ hate for Muslims

Not sure how exactly we got here. But, then, here we are:

Monday, December 12, 2011
My Tim Tebow Problem
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman | Jewish Week Online Columnist

In this country, nothing, not even God, is more popular than football. Even in the wake of a summer long labor dispute, 23 of the 25 most watched TV programs this fall have been NFL games. When you combine the religion that is football with the religion that is religion, the mix can be dangerously flammable . .

If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants . .

Insane things:

December 13, 2011
Tim Tebow Sparks New Round of Non-Existent Hate Crime
Gateway Guest Blogger | Gateway Pundit

. . But remember this: This many years into the War on Terror, the only anti-Muslim violence in the US has been a few sponsors pulling out from All-American Muslim, because it was a third-rate reality show. We’re a tolerant people. We welcome people who want to be here. That should include welcoming pretty darned good quarterbacks who are also Christians.

Could I weep any more for this American pariah? Aren’t we pained by Timmy’s money-laden trials? Yes, and yes. I recall his being trapped inside the academic-free football orgy called ‘University of Florida.’ Frequent favorites to win the national championship, the Gator felons and poor old Tim won the country’s college Super Bowl. It was impossible, but Timmy had a real heart o’ Jesus.

On the other hand, Muslims live on carpets of flying silk. And when they come down to Earth, they’re found in multi-color palaces of the finest gold, behind whirling registers of debit-card magic, fronted by mysterious doors that open and close before you can say ‘Ali Baba.’ And drunken louts like Gateway Asshole shove sixers of Pabst at the Kings of The World, muttering obscenities everyone can hear, and don’t you know that he’s a Sikh, dumbfuck?

Balbir Singh Sodhi was gunned down on Sept. 15, 2001 in Mesa, Arizona. The turban-wearing Sikh was killed outside his gas station. Sodhi’s killer spent the hours before the murder in a bar, bragging of his intention to “kill the ragheads responsible for September 11.” He has been convicted and sits on death row.

Waqar Hasan of Dallas, Texas was also murdered on Sept. 15, 2001. The 46-year-old Pakistani, was shot to death in a convenience store he owned. Hasan was murdered by Mark Stroman, who was convicted of also murdering Vasudev Patel days later in nearby Mesquite, Texas.

Cordell noted that Stroman admitted to authorities to blinding a third victim, a Bangladeshi, in between the murders of Hasan and Patel. After his arrest Stroman bragged, “I did what every American wanted to do after Sept. 11th but didn’t have the nerve.”

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Islamophobe Jonah Goldberg is a moron. Really.

Islamophobia? Not really
By Jonah Goldberg | August 24, 2010

. . Americans who oppose what amounts to an Islamic Niketown two blocks from ground zero are the real victims of a climate of hate, and anti-Muslim backlash is mostly a myth . .



Really? The victims manage to carry on, the poor intrepid souls:

Fire At Tennessee Mosque Construction Site Now Under Federal Arson Investigation
08/29/10 09:20 PM | Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. —. . . authorities told mosque officials that four pieces of heavy construction equipment on the site were doused with an accelerant and one set ablaze, said Camie Ayash, spokeswoman for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro . .

. . and . .

Student Arraigned in Anti-Muslim Stabbing of Cabdriver
August 25, 2010, 12:34 PM | New York Times

. . Mr. Enright asked the taxi driver, who was from Bangladesh, whether he was Muslim, Mr. Zaleta said. After the driver said he was, Mr. Enright responded with the Arabic greeting, “Assalamu alaikum,” according to the criminal court complaint.

Then Mr. Enright said, “Consider this a checkpoint,” before pulling out a Leatherman utility knife and slashing the taxi driver’s throat, Mr. Zaleta said. The driver turned and Mr. Enright slashed him in his face and forearms, Mr. Zaleta said . .

. . and . .

Drunk shouts ‘terrorists,’ urinates on mosque rugs
updated 8/26/2010 12:29:09 PM ET | msnbc.com

NEW YORK — In the latest in a spate of anti-Muslim incidents over the last two days, an intoxicated man entered a mosque in Queens on Wednesday evening and proceeded to urinate on prayer rugs, New York police officials said.

The man, identified as Omar Rivera, reportedly shouted anti-Muslim epithets and called worshippers who had gathered for evening prayer “terrorists.” One witness told the New York Post the man was “very clearly intoxicated” and had a beer bottle in his hand at the time . .

. . and . .

Man Charged With Hate Crime For Allegedly Punching Turban-Wearing Store Clerk
August 31, 2010, 5:18PM | TPM Muckraker

A 35-year-old Seattle man has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly punching a 7-11 clerk in the head.

Police say Brock Stainbrook walked into the 7-11 just after midnight Aug. 24, approached a clerk wearing a turban, threw change on the floor and then punched the clerk in the side of the head.

“You’re not even American, you’re Al-Qaeda. Go back to your country,” he then said, according to police . .


Muslims are a fractionally small part of the U.S. population. Strange that so many high-profile violent and bigoted attacks would target them, considering their marginal presence. They’re having a mysteriously bad American Summer.

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