Thursday, September 16, 2010

A newspaper capitulates

The NewsFeed and a interesting post called, Maine Newspaper Apologizes For Daring to Run Muslim Photo on 9/11. in it they describe how a local news paper in Portland called the Press-Herald apologizes for running a picture and story about the end of Ramadan on the ninth anniversary of 9/11.

If you are a Muslim in America, be warned: apparently now even the very fact that you exist is offensive to people on September 11th.

This weekend was the ninth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. It was also the end of Ramadan. To celebrate the latter occasion, the Portland Press-Herald placed this picture of some Portland Muslims praying on the front page of its September 11th edition. Just a normal, slice-of-life shot that editors use when they don't have any news with a hard visual peg, right?

I don’t associate 9/11 with American Muslims flying planes into building. I associate it Saudi terrorists flying planes into building. I’ve changed my mind on this, partially because I know too many good people who are Muslims. So grow a backbone Portland Press-Herald. What you did was ok, stand by your work.

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