Interesting read from Canadia. Perhaps they’re not as enlightened as I thought.
This salon.com article talks about the abuse that prisoners are suffering in Brooklyn. It’s frighteningly similar in style, if not degree, to Abu Ghuraib.
Muslims will be stopped and searched more than other citizens. Read it here. Why is this good news? Because somebody is finally actually being honest about it.
Mayor Bloomberg has strongly supported the the Islamic Center being planned near Ground Zero and has also strongly criticized those who have used anti-Islamic rhetoric and justifications for opposing the proposed center. See here for an article re his support: http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/08/03/mayor_bloomberg_on_mosque. I think that this is an important step from the Mayor, who has not always taken sympathetic positions vis a vis his Muslim constituents. He is certainly receiving a lot of criticism and negative feedback for taking this step. As a result, it is important that his office also receive positive feedback from each and every person who agreed…