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Fun Friday: Muslim Guy Wants to Stop Apologizing for Sept. 11 Attacks

Every time the 9/11 anniversary comes along, I’m torn between wanting to cover the hell out of it, and wanting to curl up in the fetal position until it goes away. Pretty much the same way I felt as a journalism student and native New Yorker on the morning of the attacks. (The fetal feeling won, at least for the first few weeks.)

I certainly didn’t expect to produce a Fun Friday post on this topic, but Muslim American comedian/30 Mosques guy/my former colleague Aman Ali’s recent CNN contribution fits the bill: My Take: Muslims should stop apologizing for 9/11


FYI, Aman had tone his humor down for the CNN audience: his “friend who spills grape juice at your house” analogy was originally a “friend who stinks up your bathroom.” (Not sure either one works, though — I would blame you and expect an excellent apology if you kept bringing this jerk to my parties, though I don’t condone blaming millions of innocent Muslims for the actions of a terrorist minority. Then again, I also see no need to apologize for Nickelback…)

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posted September 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Blaming Musims for 9/11 is like blaming Christians for the Timothy McVeigh Oklahoma City bombing.

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posted September 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I think it must get very old. It’s those Islamaphobes who cause the damage these folks keep thinking they need to limit. I could be an Islamaphobe if I thought they were a danger but in fact radical Christians with their desire to take over the country are a lot more dangerous to America than radical Muslims these days.

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