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Oberlin, Eric Muller And Overreaction
February 7, 2008
This is how fear works: a Raleigh, NC, woman in a burqa goes to the movies, and soon there are rumors of a terrorist attack.
Posted by Eric at February 7, 2008 8:19 AM.
The story he was linking to was False rumor puts Triangle Muslims on edge, Lorenzo Perez, NewsObserver.com, Feb 07, 2008.
This was occasioned, I blogged at the time, by the appearance of Muslim woman in an Islamic ninja mask in a public place. If it had been a white mask, instead of a black mask, she could have been arrested for violation of North Carolina's strict anti-Klan laws.
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-12.8No person or persons shall in this State, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby the person, face or voice is disguised so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, or appear upon or within the public property of any municipality or county of the State, or of the State of North Carolina [PDF]
But Muller [Email him] simply hated the idea that people should be afraid of Muslims, no matter how many terrorst attacks they committed.
There is an obvious parallel with the recent Oberlin College incident, where authorities shut down the entire university when a student was spotted wearing a blanket, and people thought he was wearing a sheet.
So if can we expect a headline in the Oberlin local papers saying "False Rumor Puts White People On Edge"? Not likely!
And when you think about it, that original headline "False rumor puts Triangle Muslims on edge" is a little odd. In fact, threats of terrorism put the rest of us on edge.
American Muslims and "antiracists" seem to think that 9/11 caused a "dark period" in American history because Muslims came under suspicion. Actually, it was a dark period in American history because Muslim's killed 3,000 Americans.
In the case of Oberlin College, however, no one was killed, threatened, or injured in any way. It's all in their imaginations.