Here is a sad and laughable news clip:
A man named Boubker Lamkadmi was palling around with his coworkers after work at the Whirlpool Refrigeration Appliances factory in Amana, Iowa when he made a joke about blowing up Amana because his "friend" bin Laden was dead. His coworkers then turned around and tattled on him. He was arrested, promptly lost his job (and possibly his apartment), was charged with the felony threat of terrorism, and is now speaking with the FBI. His face is all over the Iowa news and his story is inciting comments such as:
Ask him if he'd like to skin dive without air.
He wasnt kidding. He just verbalized what every other Muslim was thinking. Oh wait, Islam is a peaceful false belief (rolleyes). I think the only people that actually believe that load of crap are Feds...I hope I've managed to piss off some raghead somewhere, God bless.
(And these comments came straight off a police website. Yikes. The comment sections of local news sources aren't any better.)
A shopkeeper I was speaking with yesterday in Decorah, Iowa told me that the locals treat her like a suspect outsider because she's originally from Wisconsin. So I can only imagine how Lamkadmi (who is brown and accented) felt; his neighbor says Lamkadmi "wanted to make friends, said he didn't have a lot of friends." Funnily enough, I haven't come across any news stories that say where Lamkadmi is originally from or what his ethnicity is; all they say is that he is "of Marengo" (another Iowan town). I suppose their hope is to distance themselves from racial profiling by leaving that out... It seems like an understatement to say, too little too late.
The news channel I first saw the story on was flashing phrases like "Terror Threat in Iowa!" and "bin Laden threat in Iowa!" and everyone interviewed was afraid. People are so bored they want to be terrified.