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Re: To Punk Rawker
Posted By: Mike Wolfanger, on host
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 18:20:30
In Reply To: To Punk Rawker posted by Brunnen-G on Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 03:00:21:

When I left last night, I had no intention of ever returning, something in the back of my head told me to come back one last time because I may have a message, and sure enough, I did. Reading what you wrote makes me regret coming here as you obviously don't know what I said.

I never said anything about performing an act of terrorism, unless you count waving an American flag as terrorist activity. If that is the case, nearly every person in the country is a terrorist.

The phrase I used is not a racial slur, and was an accurate description of the owners of the establishment. They are Arabic, as for what religion they are, I do not know. They do walk around with a cloth garment wrapped around their head, hence the name I gave them.

A comment that can be considered racist is one that is applied to an entire race and is meant to be offensive. If you call your neighbor bald, you can hardly be considered racist. Same way if I call the people who actively participate in Rink Chat "Rinky-dinks." What I said can only be applied to those with an cranium wrapped in fabric, and not the entire Arab race or Muslim religion.

As you live no place near my hometown and know nothing of the story behind the owners of the restuarant, I am unable to take you seriously on your comment about the "innocence" of these individuals.

I apologize for those who I offended last night, I now know that you'remind is prey to the stereotypical image of the Arabic people.

If you wish to discuss this further, contact me through AIM, my name is lapunker007. I will participate in no further discussion here.

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