By golly, this poor woman is correct. We SHOULD recognize that Muslims deserve a different response, especially when they are forced to call our attention to their "religion" and it's requirements.
I hereby propose a standard response to all such incidents, a response that shows the nuance lacking in our previous dealings with these folk in situations such as this. One that implicitly recognizes their innately different status from your average John Q. Public. This response is simple yet shows the cultural awarness so desperately needed.
So, all together now, repeat after me, "PACK. SAND."
Nuance, that's the key.
Sunday, July 01, 2007