Monday, September 29, 2008

The Oregonian's Blunder

I just got home from a protest and press release at the building the Oregonian newspaper is housed in downtown Portland. The Oregonian pretty much has a corner on the newspaper market in our state. There were around 200 people there expressing their displeasure with a dvd sent out in yesterday's paper.

The dvd's title is "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" and it's pure, unfiltered, propaganda. It's purpose is to put fear into the hearts of people around the same old 9/11 story. The timing is directly related to the upcoming presidential election. It's a Republican move if ever there was one.

There were 7 or 8 speakers who came out, some saying that the newspaper had made a mistake, but I don't agree.I believe it was a calculated and deliberate attempt to lead people into thinking that Muslims are out to get anyone who isn't Muslim. I mean, just look at the title! If that doesn't seem scary, what does? I'm glad that folks made it on such short notice though. This insanity has to stop.

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