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What The Hell Is Ground Zero, Anyway?

As the debate has endlessly worn on about the Park 51 Islamic community center, two things have become abundantly clear. The first is that much of our discourse in this country is fundamentally driven by a strain of Islamophobia tempered only by the fact that overt displays of violence are…

Oh, *That’s* Why You Call Them Jerkoffs

Since Muslims have decided to piss off conservatives by being Muslim on American soil, the inevitable response has finally come: an extended gay joke. So, the Muslim investors championing the construction of the new mosque near Ground Zero claim it’s all about strengthening the relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim…

9/11 Was The End Of Irony…And The First Amendment

Manhattan is a place where millions of people live. They work there, they date there, they eat there, they get married there, they raise children there – and they worship there. This is not the function of meat-eaters trying to stick it to vegetarians (and vice versa), or fertile people…

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