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Texting While Muslim

Picture 16Those who toil in competetive industries often discuss their work using hyperbolic language. (Recall Mitt Romney's recent promise to bloody the nose of President Obama, and Newt Gingrich's subsequent promise to not just bloody the First Schnoz, but to knock the President unconscious.)

Well -- if you're a Muslim, hold your tongue. According to the AFP, a Muslim businessman in Canada was recently arrested and briefly imprisoned after authorities intercepted a text message in which he told his sales staff to "blow away" the competition at a New York trade show.

From the AFP:

Moroccan-born Saad Allami, who works as a telecommunications company sales manager, was arrested three days after he sent the message in January 2011 and detained while police searched his home, said the Muslim Council of Montreal.

"The whole time, the officers kept repeating to the plaintiff's wife that her husband was a terrorist," said court filings in a lawsuit filed by Allami, cited by local media. Allami was released after four hours of questioning.

Mr. Allami's colleagues were reportedly detained at the border en route to New York.

Mr. Allami's not taking this treatment lying down. He's not seeking over $100,000 in damages from the Quebec provincial police. His day in the Quebec Superior Court arrives in early March.

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  1. "OUTRAGEOUS"????? RALLY? THEY NEED TO MONITOR THESE PEOPLE....WHO ARE THE GROUPS TRYING TO KILL US? BLOW US UP"? IF YOU WERE IN THEIR COUNTRY...THEY WOULD HAVE KILLED YOU BY NOW DUDES....

    Posted by: Shannon | Feb 5, 2012 11:04:35 PM


  2. @Eric: "Don't quiestion
    my intelligience"[sic].

    Fear not Eric. After that post, most questions about your intelligence are answered.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Feb 6, 2012 12:14:41 AM


  3. ACRONYM JIM-It's called a typo, look it up, they have nothing to do with intelligence. Go suck a nut you bitter old queen haha You and Ryanwhoever are one in the same, it's quite obvious now, sad & pathetic.

    Posted by: Eric | Feb 6, 2012 12:42:02 PM


  4. Jim, it looks like Eric's Spidey senses are firing again! First he knew, without any evidence, that there was "more to the story" of a sales manager arrested for texting a motivational phrase that sales managers probably say to their sales teams on a friggin' quarterly, if not weekly, basis. Now he knows that you and I are the same person. The only question left to ask is, why is Eric wasting his time, un-spellchecked comments, and unhinged anger here when he could be saving the world with his powers of clairvoyance? I mean, the rest of us know why we're here. Namely, we have no Spidey sense and must therefore learn about the world through observation of it. Towleroad is one of the places where we can do that.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Feb 6, 2012 12:53:58 PM


  5. Ryan, I'm thinking it's less a case of Spidey-sense, and more along the lines of Sylvia Brown. Oh well, he did get one thing right. I'm a proud sucker of nuts. It just goes to show you a broken clock is right at least twice a day.

    For you whipper-snappers out there, the clocks I'm referring to are the pre-digital kind. In the old days, they all came with at least two hands and as few as four actual numbers...and we had to walk uphill through deep snow both ways to get the time.

    Now get off my lawn!

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Feb 6, 2012 9:07:03 PM


  6. Please help a Muslim Brit in Thailand Bangkok KLONG PREM ?PRISON PETER DARREN CHECKLEY DAN-5 will die soon. ?i am a close friend to Peter he is very well ?liked. he is doing a life sentence of which he ?has now done 4 years. he has no visits no letters ?he is all alone. the britsh embassy comes to see ?him from time to time but Peter does not.go to ?see them. he realy is inocent and has the prof in ?black and white stamped by the big police in ?Chanthaburi. the English Embassy have a copy and ?say yes we can see he is inocent and the British ?Goverment says the same. but do not do a thing to ?help. many of us here can easyly see by the ?paperwork PETER DARREN CHECKLEY has he should ?never be here. his been in Thailand over 20 years ?never been in trouble has wife children bessness ?but all lost and gone. Please help him if only to ?get his side heared i have been asked by 22 ?prisoners to beg you to help. A man should not ?die like this not when he is inocent. even the ?Thai Law its writon its better to let go 10 ?gilty men than to put one inocent man in prison. ?well Peter is that one inocent man.
    I AM NOT ASKING FOR OR WOULD HE WANT MONEY. JUST NEEDS TO BE HEARD.

    Posted by: A Friend | Apr 8, 2012 5:24:27 PM


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