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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:31 PM
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Head scarf angers Orland mall shopper
A Joliet woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after harassing a woman wearing a head scarf at Orland Square Mall, Orland Park police said.

Luana Merle, 51, began insulting the ethnicity of another shopper in the JC Penney store on March 24, calling the woman a terrorist and telling her to go back to her own country, according to police.

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/4699136-417/head...

I was at that store that very day, I really wished I had seen this happening because I would have stepped in and stopped it. This is also not to far from the Jewel Osco where the women pulled the muslim womens scarf off a few years ago, which I was near as well working two stores down at the time. I never relized their where so many crazy people around me.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:33 PM
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1. again? sheesh. assholes.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:33 PM
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2. There's fundamentalist Christian women who live in communities near Dallas
I see them running around in Wal-Mart wearing headscarves and gingham dresses, and I don't see anyone trying to pull their headscarves off.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:34 PM
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3. If I saw that I would have knocked that bitch's teeth down her throat. n/t
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:57 PM
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15. And if she happened to be a black belt in karate, she might just have returned the favor.
In general, I never try to pick physical fights with folks I know nothing about. But that's just me. You're mileage may vary.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:17 PM
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20. +1
I was just posting this very sentiment in an entirely different thread. I've seen kids get their asses beat on the playground for pulling this shit and I've seen adults get their asses beat for pulling it too.

PB
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:34 PM
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22. I believe Clint said it best, "A man (or woman) has GOT to know his (or her) limitations."
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:34 PM by 11 Bravo
Tread softly, keyboard warriors. People, even really stupid, evil people can still sometimes kick your ass. Unless you have been in combat, a fist fight, or some other endeavor wherein you have either seen or tasted your own blood, just be sure. Your cause may be just, but although your heart be pure, your strength may not necessarily be the strength of ten.
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:42 PM
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23. He made a pretty bold statement, didn't he? I agree with your sentiment. (nt)
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:41 PM
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28. I would knock yours for calling
another woman the B word.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:49 PM
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29. We need a hero...
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:36 PM
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4. 'Nice' headline. 'Xenophobia motives shopping mall assault' would have been better.
But almost anything would have been better.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM
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7. I didn't make up the headline
blame Chicago breaking news center lol
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:40 PM
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9. I didn't post that you did. And I was blaiming the 'news' center. nt
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:42 PM
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12. Sorry sometimes I get crazy when I think people are blaming me for stuff
that isn't my fault lol
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:44 PM
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13. Well, I'm blaming you for being worried about being blamed because the blame
sits squarely on your shoulders. But I know what you mean...I can be kind of defensive in here!
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:45 PM
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14. /cry
:freak: :argh: :rofl:
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:37 PM
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5. Wake up. The Crazy Population in this country is increasing on a daily basis.
Ignore that fact at your own peril.
Listen to the callers on Washington Journal every morning. (C-Span)
There has NEVER been a more IGNORANT and arrogant population
on any continent in the history of the world.

BHN
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:37 PM
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6. Assholism is at epidemic proportions.
nt


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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:39 PM
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8. I lived in Tinley Park...
...from 1960-1967.

It was a great place to be a kid, back then, except for the tornadoes.

I guess it's not like it used to be...
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:41 PM
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10. Its still good
We where voted best place to raise your kids last year. Its just like everywhere else in America one crazy person brings everyone down.
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:03 PM
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16. When I lived there, it was very rural...
...and the population was around 6 or 7 thousand.

Glad to hear it's still good.

I'm guessing I would hardly recognize the place, though.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:08 PM
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19. Probably I mean I've only lived here for 17 years and
its almost unrecognizable from when I first moved here.
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:18 PM
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21. Delete, glitched out duplicate post...nt
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:19 PM by GReedDiamond
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:42 PM
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11. Recommend
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:04 PM
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17. You see what I've been trying to tell you all?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:08 PM by The Backlash Cometh
This kind of crap is more common around here than you think.

Edited because I though Orland was a misspelling for Orlando. LOL!
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:06 PM
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18. People need to lighten up!
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:48 PM
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24. This idiot woman realized that there are Muslims born here every day, right?
I mean, this is her country too. I loathe people like this. They say shit like this, but I hate to tell them that the HEART of America is Diversity. When someone tells me if I don't like it, why don't I leave? Well, I was born here. I shouldn't have to leave anymore than anyone else who was born here. This kind of rap just makes me livid.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:31 PM
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25. I too would have stepped in... Assholes...
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 09:32 PM by hlthe2b
After 911, I was part of a Denver contingent that made ourselves available to area Muslims--especially women-- to escort them or to come if needed, should they encounter problems. After a few months, we got less and less requests for escorts and pretty much ceased. Ironically, I've heard that some of the original group have discussed whether they need to reorganize-- to address an escalation in anti-Muslim attitudes the past year or so-- particularly after the (manufactured) NYC mosque controversy. And, I think Denver is generally tolerant compared to some cities.

I should not be surprised, but this depresses me.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:37 PM
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26. And for such a thing, I assume she was taken to jail.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:40 PM
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27. And this assbutt knew the woman didn't have cncer just how?
sometimes I so resent being in the same species...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:15 PM
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30. wow, she would freak around here with all the women wearing scarves. she DOES realize lots of women
wear scarves, yes???
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