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Old 02-10-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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I coexist with everyone everyday that I decide not to kill someone.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default In France, Street Artist Paints "Coexist" And Muslims Beat Him Up

So this French street artist paints "Coexist" on a wall. He uses the Muslim moon for the C, the Jewish star of David for the X and a Christian cross for the T. Pretty clever, I think. But...

"It was very offensive and local Muslims demanded he take it down. Four Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye."

French Artist’s Calls For Peace End in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims | The Gateway Pundit

There's a photo of the art with the story. So much for coexisting.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:57 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I really hope they stem immigration until they can get a handle on this. France is the last place in the world I want this type of unrest happening in (other than my backyard). I have a lot of roots in France and I want to visit, maybe even live there one day...
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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Lets list some facts.

First, it wasn't a "brutal beating", it was probably just a stupid fight. The guy who got beat up is a Muslim. And there is nothing new about his art. He actually make a crappy version of the same coexist bumper sticker I've seen around for years.

http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtj...10/coexist.jpg


I mean, where was he putting this "street art" anyway? Didn't he also put a full-size picture of himself right next to this "street art". Not exactly very classy.


How do we even know he got beat up because of the "coexist". It could have been because of his ugly mug he put up in a public space. Who wants to look at that?


The point is, this is a really dumb story. Not enough information to really have an opinion. Looks to be propaganda.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Most of Europe may be realizing the cheap imported labor may be at too high a price.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:52 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Lets list some facts.

First, it wasn't a "brutal beating", it was probably just a stupid fight. The guy who got beat up is a Muslim. And there is nothing new about his art. He actually make a crappy version of the same coexist bumper sticker I've seen around for years.

http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtj...10/coexist.jpg


I mean, where was he putting this "street art" anyway? Didn't he also put a full-size picture of himself right next to this "street art". Not exactly very classy.


How do we even know he got beat up because of the "coexist". It could have been because of his ugly mug he put up in a public space. Who wants to look at that?


The point is, this is a really dumb story. Not enough information to really have an opinion. Looks to be propaganda.
Oh. OK. He put up a picture of himself too? Ok. That's different. That makes it ok to beat him up.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:25 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Lets list some facts.

First, it wasn't a "brutal beating", it was probably just a stupid fight. The guy who got beat up is a Muslim. And there is nothing new about his art. He actually make a crappy version of the same coexist bumper sticker I've seen around for years.

http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtj...10/coexist.jpg


I mean, where was he putting this "street art" anyway? Didn't he also put a full-size picture of himself right next to this "street art". Not exactly very classy.


How do we even know he got beat up because of the "coexist". It could have been because of his ugly mug he put up in a public space. Who wants to look at that?


The point is, this is a really dumb story. Not enough information to really have an opinion. Looks to be propaganda.
Yeah, and apparently this whole thang originated just from repeating what this artist "said" on his Facebook page, only to be further "embellished" by all the usual rightwing suspects… the Daily Caller, Gateway Pundit, Jihadwatch, etc., who simply repeat each other's sensationalized "news" over and over again. Kinda like all those dopey emails that birthers and other gullible wingnuts like to send around, without doing even the simplest 'fact check' ("Look, new proof that Obama is a muslim space alien!").

The Guardian: French street artist Combo says he was beaten up
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:31 AM
 
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Religion of peace showed their true colors.

Rampant racism, violence, intolerance and a desire to live in the 13th century.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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^ ^ Dunno, seen one bunch of angry reactionaries, you've kinda seen 'em all. Although you're right, at least the 'Murikin kind only wanna take us back to the mid-20th century, instead of the Middle Ages!
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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Oh. OK. He put up a picture of himself too? Ok. That's different. That makes it ok to beat him up.

I'm not saying its OK to beat him up. But in America there are more than 800,000 aggravated assaults every single year. That is almost ~2,200 aggravated assaults every single day.

https://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/of...d_assault.html

And I'm sure a lot of assaults don't even get reported.


I've seen tons of people get into fights over dumber stuff than this.

I mean, are we going to post 2,200 news articles a day, every single time someone gets assaulted?



This story is obviously political. But it sways no one who isn't already swayed, because it doesn't actually say anything.


I'm being critical because anytime people post things that look to be anti-muslim propaganda, and are from websites which have an obvious political tilt, I actually feel like it is counterproductive.
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