To protest what Tancredo had to say (not his saying it), students held a Dance Party for Diversity in the Pit. This, not the smashed window and pepper spray, is what makes Carolina so appealing.
so i didn't know students were dispensing pepper spray... it was the police who used it, they were the ones disrupting the peace...no? why didn't the cops let the kids enter the classroom? this is never addressed in any of the media, just blind trust that the cops are just 'doing their job'... the cops shut the speach down in the end, not the students holding banners, or the ones trying to get into the classroom or whoever broke the window. it's really wierd how everybody's jumping in on this bashing of protesters--as one single monolithic entity. i wish people would think more critically about these things rather than just fall in line with some group bullying spearheaded and sensationalized by the media....pretty sad.
Rep. Tom Tancredo (search) made his remarks Friday on WFLA-AM in Orlando, Fla. His spokesman stressed he was only speaking hypothetically.
Talk show host Pat Campbell (search) asked the Littleton Republican how the country should respond if terrorists struck several U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.
"Well, what if you said something like if this happens in the United States, and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites," Tancredo answered.
"You're talking about bombing Mecca," Campbell said.
"Yeah," Tancredo responded.
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