Tag Archive for Muslims

Barbara Coe dies; Far Right Wing Mourns “Patriot”

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TheLiberalOC has confirmed that Barbara Coe, the head of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR), has passed away of cancer this past Saturday.  Notes from friends and supporters mourn the loss of “a patriot.” Coe ranks up there as one of the more “colorful” political figures from the far right wing of the OC…

SJC’s Reeve Displays More Bad Judgment

Derek Reeve, San Juan Capistrano City Council

Conservative San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve has already gotten himself into hot water for naming one of his dogs Mohammed, which Muslims find offensive, and gotten himself removed from the faculty at Concordia University due to several instances of alleged plagiarism for lifting whole passages of conservative text without attribution for a series of blog…

Bigotry or Free Speech in San Juan Capistrano?

The case of San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve who named one of his dogs “Muhammad” (the other was named “America”)  has earned him scorn and, oddly praise.  OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit’s column raises the question if this case is one about bigotry or free speech. And oddly, Frank doesn’t come out on the…

Pauly: “Not Upset” about calling Democrats Terrorists; Halfhearted Recall Effort Underway

Hat tip to Marty Wisckoll and the Total Buzz Blog for this story about Villa Park’s so-far-to-the-right-she’s-next-to-Atilla-the-Hun council member Deborah Pauly for her attendance at a rough cut of a new flick on failed Vice Presidential candidate and quitter Alaska governor Sarah Palin. I’m not sure which statement is more laughable or more outrageous. Pauly,…

A Hate Crime in NPB

Hot off the press from the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA). Late Monday, the group called on the Department of Justice to investigate as a hate crime an incident in which a Southern California Muslim taxi driver was assaulted after being asked about his religion.

Hundreds of protestors and some supporters rally in Villa Park

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Close to 500 protestors showed up at the Villa Park City Council meeting on Tuesday to demand that Councilwoman Deborah Pauley apologize for her comments outside a Yorba Linda fundraiser for an Islamic charity. At a special meeting on March 15th, the Villa Park City Council distanced itself from Pauley’s remarks, stopping short of censuring her for what has been called hate speech.

OCYD against Hate in Yorba Linda

Santa Ana, Calif. – March 8, 2011 – Orange County Young Democrats is denouncing the violent verbal attack of Muslim families at a February 13th fundraiser held by the Islamic Circle of North America Relief. Anti-Islamic stereotyping, attacks on children, and a propensity for violence are some of the grievances raised by OCYD. A video posted to Youtube by C.A.I.R., the Center for…