Gawking. I admit it, I read Gawker. And yes slightly addicted. Today they linked to an article by Alicia Colon and her hatred for CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) for not condemning terrorists in the way she'd like: "I have to wonder if CAIR is condemning the actions of the two Pakistanis arrested in a plot to bomb the subways. I never received an e-mail with Mr. Hooper's apology" <-- She never received an e-mail with apology for Mr. Hooper, the president of CAIR. Um. Ok. Gawker links to her e-mail urging any Muslims reading to go ahead and send her an apology. Another interesting nugget: "I happen to have Muslim neighbors.... [they] insisted they were not political. Nevertheless, on the counter [of their stores] were collection boxes for a Muslim charity in the Middle East." <- I know grannies at churches collecting for charities, charity work is not necessarily political. And why is charity to the Middle East assumed to equal "funding terrorists"? That's an incorrect and frightening statement.
Credit where credit is due. It took hours of surfing to find this article acknowledging that the Muslim community where those accused of the terrorist plot lived were the ones who notified authorities of the plot. Usually when thing like this happen there are front page stories of those who "saved the day" like the Unabomber's family. Here, barely a blip. Granted, they did what they were supposed to but considering tthat most who heard of the thwarted attack ended up reinforcing their misconception that all Muslims are evil it could have helped to point out that it was a Muslim who is responsible for stopping the plan from happening. (Why the random pic of Muhammad Ali kissing his daughter Laila? An example of Muslims that defy the stereotypes out there)
Muslim 'Will and Grace'? Muslim gay men are seeking fellow gay women to marry by placing ads. I dont know how much of this is hype and how much is true because the man upon which the article is based has not had a single peron respond with interest. But its thought provoking. Better to do this or better to be single? Marriage is not mandatory so why even enter into the farce? (Ok- I agree, the Will and Grace analogy breaks down considering Grace was straight, but you get my drift!)
Scorned wives, take comfort.... This woman got a pretty penny in a lawsuit where the judge agreed that the wife was bullied way too much by her mother in law. . There can be justice. But only those who seek to be proactive!
And scorned men? Get help! This most bizarre story of a doctor who did not want to give up his house in the divorce settlement decided to blow up the house and himself in the process. He emailed his wife shortly before the explosion that he would not leave the home alive and warning that she would be "transformed from gold digger to ash and rubbish digger." Um yeah, he showed her. I heard about Paul McCartney sending his wife a "legal letter" to return cleaning product she took from the house. Because you know, that can really add up. It's amazing how otherwise logical and intelligent people can be transformed so. Hate is a powerful, dangerous emotion.