Iman Ali’s Home Raided in Murder Investigation

iman-ali.jpgThis is as predictable as the sunrise. The Movie, Khuda Kay Liye has taken Pakistan like wildfire and paints the lives of different Pakistanis post-9/11. Iman Ali stars in the movie, and extremists don’t like it. The movie is so popular they cannot attack it without gaining ire, so instead they go after the most vulnerable — the actress. (See this previous post about why movies about Pakistan usually use Bollywood actress’ instead of Pakistanis.) Continue reading “Iman Ali’s Home Raided in Murder Investigation”

Black Muslims Adopt Taliban Tactics in Oakland

your-black-muslim-bakery.jpgThe Taliban is known for destroying shops that sell goods “forbidden” under their version of Sharia in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and they are known for targeted assassinations against opposition leaders. In Oakland California, both tactics appear to have been used against the community this week.

Police have raided Your Black Muslim Bakery and seized multiple weapons after a prominent bay-area black journalist was slain. This comes after a year-long investigation for crimes including murder, robbery, and kidnapping.

UPDATE: Black Muslim Bakery and Yusef Bey are NOT part of Nation of Islam as a commenter pointed out. Indeed, during the violence against merchants in the area Nation of Islam members passed out flyers condemning violence against the store owners.

I stand duly corrected, and have fixed the title of this story, thanks.

UPDATE: SUSPECT CONFESSES

Note to investigators: The Journalist killed by them did a few stories on them — it was only when he started investigating their financing that they killed him. Perhaps you should follow the money too?

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Beauchampian Prose

nosferatu.pngThe journalistic landscape is littered with the corpses of failed journalists, staked through their black hearts by reality. They seek an eternal life of Pulitzer fame by betraying truth; but then one day truth dawns phoenix-bright and burns them to an ashen husk.

To win a Pulitzer you must venture into the realm of “literary reporting” where framing and gritty angle are more important than objective reality — you must sell out truth and fully prostrate yourself at the altar of nihilism as the entry-tithe to the kingdom.

Update: Beauchamp fully recants. Continue reading “Beauchampian Prose”