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A little followup (RightOnLine)

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A group of around ten women in Muslim headscarves crashed the RightOnline conference for about ten minutes Saturday, protesting what they said was an incident targeting Muslim women Thursday night.

The event was the latest spark kicked up by the proximity of Netroots Nation and RightOnline. The two conferences are blocks apart — RightOnline is being held in a hotel many Netrootsers are staying in — and interaction between the progressives at Netroots and the conservatives at RightOnline has been inevitable.

A spokesperson for the group of women told TPM they weren’t sure of the identity of the man responsible for the Thursday incident — when two hijab-wearing women were followed by a man with a cell phone camera who reportedly asked them why they were dressed the way they were "in America" — but rumors that the incident involved an employee of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart were rampant at Netroots.

Got it?

A few points.   It wasn’t a “flash mob” – at least not as I understand the term.   I stood on the second floor balcony, watched them arrive  together.  I then watched a person, who I assume was John Aravosis, interview one of them for at least 10 minutes and then I watched them ascend the elevator and go up into the RightOnLine crowd.  

All of this action based on a rumor that it was an “employee” of Breitbart involved in asking someone why they were dressed the way they were. Not fact – rumor.  Unfortunately for them, all they drew was curious stares from the crowd.  No confrontations, no heckling, no nothing.

I’m not sure why TPM felt compelled to make of this much more than it was, but then I always find it interesting to actually witness something as it happens and then read the report in what passes for the left’s media.

The spokesperson for the "flash mob," Allison Nevitt, told TPM that there was a larger message to their protest beyond the Thursday incident, which Nevitt said had been reported to Minneapolis police.

"The point was mostly that Muslim women are an equal part of this nation, and that we have an equal right to exist here," Nevitt said.

Is that the point?  Well other than a rumor, who at RightOnLine denied it?

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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10 Responses to A little followup (RightOnLine)

  • Breitbart and Sarah Palin are the current recipients of the Mushroom Media’s hysterical venom.

  • Flicked through the comments at TPM and they were remarkable for the hate that such a story seems to elicit from the “reality based” crowd. Even for such a clearly faked operation as this. They just plain make up shit they imagine conservative participants were thinking about the women. Once again the leftie looking-glass is in full evidence.

    Also of note was one commenter who noted, in detail, the story of Ayaan Hirsi-Ali. A real Muslim woman, fighting for real Muslim women’s rights but not under the loving choke-hold of the Democratic party. Not a single response to that comment! Classic!!

    • Did you catch the commenter who claimed to follow custom and was pointing out ‘she’ could see one woman’s breast (cleavage) in the photo of the women wearing the head scarves?
       
      It’s not just head scarves kiddies, there are other rules too, and flashing cleavage isn’t one of them.  That makes the 10 women a little suspect.   I have yet to see a woman wearing the hijab here in the Dallas area who was showing bear arms above the elbow, and usually the wrist, or any hint of cleavage….every one of the women or girls I see are perfectly “modest” and aren’t flashing skin.
       

      • I did notice that at least one of the women looked more lightly clad than expected. But raising that point would make me a conservative racist islamophobic loudmouth, no doubt.

        • “But raising that point would make me a conservative racist islamophobic loudmouth, no doubt.”
           
          You forgot being a sexist because you noticed that those women wearing head scarves were…women….

      • “I have yet to see a woman wearing the hijab here in the Dallas area who was showing bear arms above the elbow”
         
        Not only have I not seen them showing bear arms…I didn’t see them with BARE arms either (honestly, none of these girls looked that hirsute to begin with….)
         
        Now they have a right to bear arms of course, and given that we don’t have open carry, it would be expected they could conceal their firearms in their hijab as well as their arms, but I digress on my blunder of using bear when I meant bare…..

  • - Too bad they can’t be bothered to care if Muslim women abroad are subjected to the most brutal and second-class of treatment.

    – Didn’t some jacka** try to “glitter bomb” Bachmann there also?  I can tell you, I see stuff like that and one day pretty soon it’s going to be a gun or a knife at Bachmann or Palin (or Breitbart) as opposed to glitter or a pie.

  • “The point was mostly that Muslim women are an equal part of this nation, and that we have an equal right to exist here,””
     
    >sarc< And if we can manage to institute Sharia law, in the US all the women will have the equal right and freedom to be forced to wear the hijab, and experience the freedom not to drive cars, or to go out of doors without a male member of the family present…..yes, their freedoms will be many fold….>\sarc<

  • Looks like some of them weren’t even Islamic, just playing Islamic. Ooooh, let’s play oppressed minority and upset some right wingers. LOL. I feel so empowered!