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I find the comment about boycotting taxis driven by Muslims particularly ridiculous. I'm from an area of the UK with no Muslim population so I had never met any Muslims until I moved to France. Within a fortnight I had taken 2 taxi journeys - one driver was a pleasant Muslim man whom I had a nice conversation with, the other was a white French man who sexually harassed me. This fits with my experiences of the city in general: white French men sexually harass women on a daily basis, while their Muslim counterparts are polite and respectful.Polite and respectful are apparently two words that driver hasn't heard of.
The bumper stickers are not xenophobic because (with a couple of exceptions) they criticize:A) A religion, and not a people.B) The leaders of terrorist gangs that have murdered thousands of Americans, and for that matter, other Muslims too.Just astonishing: You consider ridicule of Bin Laden as being "hate."If you really want to see xenophobic hate exemplified, try this.
re: Second Anonymous.Considering that there are exceptions to begin with on this maniac's truck, I think it is safe to say that it's owner does indeed exemplify xenophobic hatred.He doesn't simply mean a religion, he also picks out the people.
Anon 2- I hope you made your feelings known to this family... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zlQH3hY9j-E/Sd4ijbIiesI/AAAAAAAABc0/fmNUL0zBCEM/s400/bush-king.jpg
Wow, that's pretty intense. I hope you don't find yourselves in the position of being criticized for publishing this point of view, a la the newspapers that carried that infamous Danish cartoon.
I am sure if you could pan down on the picture you would have seen these hanging from the bumper:http://www.trucknutz.com/