Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Atheist holds hostages at Discovery Channel HQ

JamesLee According to his MySpace page, James Lee is an Atheist. He’s holding an undetermined number of hostages at the Discovery Channels Headquarters.

According to press reports, he’s a fucking loon:

FOX News - A man known for protesting the Discovery Channel stormed the network's Maryland headquarters carrying a handgun on Wednesday, taking a "small number" of hostages while appearing to have a bomb strapped to his chest, police said.

UKPA - The gunman had what Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger described as a "small number of hostages" but he did not say how many. He also did not say what the man wanted or whether anyone was hurt.

Reuters - A U.S. law enforcement official said he believed the hostage-taker was named James Lee. A man called James Lee of San Diego was arrested in February 2008 after throwing money into the air in a protest outside the Discovery building, the Montgomery County Gazette reported that year.

Pharyngula has a list of demands.

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:

1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael"

It a good day for atheism. Our opponents will use this for years to come.


James Lee was shot. The device may have detonated. The hostages  were rescued. The police are not commenting on the status of James Lee. They will not say if he is alive or dead.

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