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My Name is Khan!

Once again, Bollywood film star, Shah Rukh Khan (AKA SRK) has been detained at US immigration on the way to make a speech at Yale University. The first time Khan was detained was in 2009.

Khan alleges that this was due to US prejudice toward muslims, and I couldn’t agree with him more. The US has this strange bent that anyone who is muslim is a terrorist, which was made clear to me when I played with a computer that had the names on the US terrorist watch list: Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness, and a few other Irish Republicans didn’t set off the system, but the name Muhammad did.

The US, of course, will deny this sort of thing, but if you watch who watch how the US Homeland Security tends to bead in on Muslims to the detriment of other threats, it becomes pretty obvious.

There have been several incidents in the past of prominent Indian officials being stopped or frisked at US airports.

In December 2010, the US expressed regret after India’s then-ambassador Meera Shankar was pulled out of an airport security line and frisked by a security agent.

Some reports said she was singled out as she was wearing a sari.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was concerned about the incident and vowed to prevent a recurrence.

And in 2009, America’s Continental Airlines apologised to former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam for frisking him before he boarded a flight to the US.

Members of India’s parliament were outraged after it emerged that Mr Kalam had been frisked and made to remove his shoes at Delhi airport in April.

Protocol exempts former presidents and other dignitaries from such searches.

Khan joked about the incident saying “Whenever I start feeling arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kick the star out of stardom”.

“They [immigration officials] always ask me how tall I am and I always lie and say 5ft 10 inches. Next time I am going to get more adventurous. [If they ask me] what colour are you, I am going to say white,” he said.

Amusingly enough, SRK did a film called “My Name is Khan” was about an American Muslim with Asperger’s syndrome. I think it would be more appropriate if he did something like The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob where a rabid anti-Muslim Jew is confused with a Muslim because his name was Kahn.

After all, Muslims can also be semitic people.

What Jesus wants you to do This Christmas!

Stop Persecuting Jews (and Muslims too! Since they respect Jesus as a prophet)

Just remember that Jesus was a Jew.

And he celebrated Hanukkah, not Christmas.

Sale Juif=Dirty Jew
L’Antisemitism: Et si c’etait l’affair de tous=Antisemitism: as if it’s everybody’s business?

Posted 08/12/2009 by lacithedog in Anti-semitism, Christ, christmas, Hanukkah

RKBA and Anti-semitism

Bob Levy is old enough to remember anti-Semitism. Hell, you don’t need to be that old since a Temple University kid was beaten up for being Jewish within the last week. That’s in Philadelphia which has a pretty large Jewish population.

On the other hand, he is not savvy enough to realise who he is getting into bed with. The RKBA crowd tends to like to talk inclusivity, but I keep seeing a video of a klan member saying “don’t let them take away your guns”. The logic was that the minorities, Jews and Blacks, will ruin the United States as they knew it.

Gun control is a tool of the culture war. And the right likes using fear of crime and minorities and government’s lack of ability to “protect you” as a tool of control. And even though JFPO comes up pretty high if you google “jews gun control” it doesn’t take long until you find something like this:

Better yet, check out these posts:

Now, Bob, are you ready for the backlash if your little gamble fails? Is Alan Gura also a Jew? Judge Laurence H. Silberman was the author of this piece which is getting US Supreme Court attention. Now, doesn’t this play into the hands of those who want to put fear of Jews into people’s minds? The last blog entry shows my fears are justified.

Of course, it might be a Catholic, or more, who will stand up for the “collective right”/militia enabling interpretation. Don’t forget that Catholics have been victims of prejudice as well. I mean, the US should be proud that Kennedy was president after all.

Bob, for all your bravado, are you certain that you will really prevail when the arguments you present were previously rejected by Justice Alito in US v. Rybar, 103 F.3d 273 (3d Cir. 1996)? In fact, with the exception of two opinions, the courts in this country have held that the Second Amendment only applies to the militia, that is the body organised under Article I, Section 8, and its direct activities.

Now, Bob I know you don’t own a gun. I can probably guess that you’ve never been to a gun show either. I am not sure how you would react to all the Nazi regalia you would see them and books like the “Turner Diaries”. Ever read that one, Bob? You should if you haven’t. That book was the inspiration for the Oklahoma City bombing, Lots of the guns for criminals crowd say that type of thing will happen if the Court finds against them.

And they claim to be law abiding!

The world is a scary place, Bob, and you are helping make it scarier. Head you lose, tails they win. What will the body count rise to if the Personal right is affirmed? Where will that lead? There are 2255 petitions from federal prisoners and other challenges to severe federal gun sentences that will flood lower courts if the Supreme Court issues a broad Second Amendment ruling.

On the other hand, what will the RKBA crowd say if the Collective right is affirmed? Remember you are in cahoots with some serious right wing crazies.