[FoRK] Coulter: Muslims smell bad

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Wed Mar 10 17:19:31 PST 2004


See, Greg, it's not about Bush.  It's about the whole fucking annoying 
apparatus.

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http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2004/03/10/coulter


Coulter: "Muslims smell bad"

Ann Coulter's at it again. This time, she's offending Muslims, 
something she's done in the past, but this one should make even 
right-wingers cringe. In a recent commentary on Mel Gibson's "The 
Passion of the Christ," Coulter wrote: "Being nice to people is, in 
fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity (as opposed to other 
religions whose tenets are more along the lines of 'kill everyone who 
doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to the name Mohammed')." Then she 
referred to: "(The Prophet) Muhammad's many specific instructions to 
kill non-believers whenever possible."

Now, if TownHall.com, a project of the conservative Heritage 
Foundation, wants to continue publishing this kind of material, that's 
up to them. But newspapers who run her columns and television programs 
that have turned to Coulter for colorful political commentary should 
consider whether this kind of pundit is what the public needs and 
deserves.

CAIR, an Islamic civil rights group, asked newspapers and cable news 
channels to reconsider giving Coulter a platform.

"We believe strongly in freedom of speech and support Ann Coulter's 
right to hold even bigoted and hate-filled views," said CAIR 
Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed. "But credible media outlets 
should not associate themselves with or serve to legitimize such overt 
racism and Islamophobia."

-- Geraldine Sealey

[15:56 PST, March 10, 2004] 



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