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Ron Janicki planned a music festival featuring politically outspoken artists this summer at Los Angeles State Historic Park near Chinatown. But California State Parks says he has to get buy-in from the Chinatown Business Improvement District, among other organizations, before it will permit the festival. And George Yu, president of the CBID doesn't seem to be buying in. He says Janicki's efforts to draw attention to the Chinese government's censorship and harvesting of organs is "anti-China."

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  1. yeah, all those chinks stick together…

  2. Interesting bit of journalism:

    The Indiana Star has a story about an offensive billboard critical of the Prophet Mohammad.

    The article has a linked video that repeatedly briefly show the billboard in question, so quick readers or people who know how to use “pause” can read it. It has a list of “facts” about the prophet, which are deemed to be offensive.

    Now, Islamic leaders in Indianapolis are challenging those responsible for what they say are offensive and untrue statements to stand by their words, shed their anonymity and explain their motivations.

    Ok. So local Islamic leaders want to know who said it, so they can threaten them in person, I suppose. Which is a strange thing to publish uncritically. But that’s not the part I was drawn to.

    They keep repeating that it is offensive and untrue. But nobody ever says what about it is untrue. There isn’t a single line in the article listing something that is false on the billboard.

    I’m no expert on Islam, so I google. Married a six year old? Kind sorta. Betrothed and/or married at six. Consummated a few years later at 9 or 10.

    13 wives? Check. Beheaded 600 jews? At Banu Qurayza.

    So what’s the beef? Why didn’t the reporter ask this question? Why repeat their accusation without question? Minus religion, would they do that?

    1. Saw that story yesterday as well; being that we are in the US of A, where freedom of speech is supposedly part of the bedrock of our very existence, you’d think they would just get their own billboard and refute the accusations?

      Seems we are, at least on a social level, moving toward shutting down what we do not like or agree with. And businessmen with close ties to China don’t want none of that around here.

      1. But according to Shikha, we should let in MORE people who do not consider the 1st Amendment important.

        Many Chinese are not that icky kind of Communists.

  3. Interesting bit of journalism:

    The Indiana Star has a story about an offensive billboard critical of the Prophet Mohammad.

    The article has a linked video that repeatedly briefly show the billboard in question, so quick readers or people who know how to use “pause” can read it. It has a list of “facts” about the prophet, which are deemed to be offensive.

    Now, Islamic leaders in Indianapolis are challenging those responsible for what they say are offensive and untrue statements to stand by their words, shed their anonymity and explain their motivations.

    Ok. So local Islamic leaders want to know who said it, so they can threaten them in person, I suppose. Which is a strange thing to publish uncritically. But that’s not the part I was drawn to.

    They keep repeating that it is offensive and untrue. But nobody ever says what about it is untrue. There isn’t a single line in the article listing something that is false on the billboard.

    I’m no expert on Islam, so I google. Married a six year old? Kind sorta. Betrothed and/or married at six. Consummated a few years later at 9 or 10.

    13 wives? Check. Beheaded 600 jews? At Banu Qurayza.

    So what’s the beef? Why didn’t the reporter ask this question? Why repeat their accusation without question? Minus religion, would they do that?

  4. If you mention extortion again, I’ll have your legs broken.

  5. You can speak in a public place provided you don’t upset anyone more important than you are.

  6. “He’s supremely arrogant,” Yu says. “He wants to do an anti-China event. Can you imagine having an anti-Mexican event in Boyle Heights? They’d kick his ass.”

    Fascists gotta fascist.

  7. We totally disagree with you saying the Chinese people are censored, so we won’t let you speak. Totally logical.

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