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Judge Rules ‘Muslims Are Coming!’ Ads Allowed In NYC Subways

NEW YORK — The mere mention of the word “Muslim” or the simple discussion of Islam is not political, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, ordering New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to allow a series of subway advertisements for the documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!“ 

The documentary follows a group of Muslim comedians on a standup tour of the United States in an effort to combat Islamophobia. The film’s production company, Vaguely Qualified Productions, sued the MTA in July after the agency wouldn’t allow a subway ad campaign promoting the film. 

The ads in question were decidedly lighthearted and disarming. One poster reads, “BEWARE: The MUSLIMS are COMING! … And they shall strike with hugs so fierce, you’ll end up calling your grandmother and telling her you love her.” 

According to the MTA, however, the campaign violated a new rule it had instituted in April, barring any ads that expressed an opinion regarding “disputed economic, political, moral, religious or social issues.”

The agency had implemented the rule to safeguard itself from legal challenges it often faced when rejecting ads with sometimes vile political messages. (Courts, for example, had previously forced the MTA to post Islamophobic ads created by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a hate group.)

The decision to not allow the “Muslims Are Coming!” subway ads, lawyers for the MTA argued, was a “reasonable and viewpoint neutral” decision.  

But in her written decision Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon found the MTA’s argument insufficient.

“Indeed, the evidence before the court plainly indicates that VQP’s silly advertisements were subject to greater scrutiny than other potentially controversial ads,” she wrote. “An advertisement for Freelancers Union that was accepted by the MTA and displayed in the subways included the following text, in comic book-style font: “Funny how corporations are people when it comes to politics but faceless machines when it comes to PAYING actual people.”

Judge McMahon pointed to other ads the MTA had accepted. There was a CNN ad for the network’s coverage of a Republican presidential debate, which included photos of the candidates alongside quotes, including John Kasich’s: “It is a bad system when billionaires can pick the one who can be the president.”

And the MTA accepted an ad for the television show “Mr. Robot,” which included text saying, “PRIVACY IS A MYTH,” “CORPORATIONS OWN YOUR MINDS” and “BANKS OWN YOUR MONEY.”

The “Mr. Robot” ad in particular, Judge McMahon wrote, was “more blatantly ‘political’ … than are [Vaugley Qualified Production’s] ads for its movie, which take on religious intolerance with gentle humor.” 

The ads for “The Muslim’s Are Coming!” Judge McMahon added, are “not ‘prominently or predominantly political’ — unless we have reached the unhappy moment in this country where the mere mention of one of the three Abrahamic faiths is ‘prominently or predominantly political’ simply because that faith is Islam.” 

“And that the advertisements at issue gently mock prejudice and employ Islamophobia as a comedic device does not make their message ‘prominently or predominately’ political,” the judge added. 

Two of the film’s featured Muslim comedians, Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad, applauded the judge’s decision Wednesday. 

“We’re thrilled that the judge in this case recognized that our Muslim background was not a political issue,” said Obeidallah in a statement. “Like so many other comedians, we can continue performing and make people laugh by using our personal lives and experiences as fodder for our shows.”

“Shutting down a couple of American Muslim comedians from spreading delightfulness on the subway? That never made sense,” said Farsad. “This has been a victory of reason and freedom of speech over ridiculousness. MTA subway posters just got way more hilarious and 100% more Muslim.”

Glenn Katon, the legal director at Muslim Advocates, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Vaguely Qualified Productions, said that “the court decision upholds our claim that sharing humor and stories by and about American Muslims educates the public about the Muslim community and should not be considered political speech,” 

Adam Lisberg, a spokesperson for the MTA, told The Wall Street Journal that the agency is reviewing the judge’s decision.    

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It’s OK To Be Fat. Go Ahead. You’re Allowed.

I know the fat shamers on the anti-fat Reddit threads and the “concern trolls” all over the world will disagree heartily, but I am allowed to take up as much space as I want to take up. And, you know what else? I do not OWE IT TO ANYONE to be fat and healthy, either.

Contrary to popular opinion, I can be fat and healthy if I want to be. I can also be fat and unhealthy. Fat people have existed as long as humans have existed, so get used to us. We’re not going to go and hide just because a bunch of people who have a lot of time to waste on a computer are creating hate sights dedicated to making fun of our fat body. I’ve been fat for over 30 years. My fat skin is extra thick and used to your vile and mean comments. They roll right off my back. (And right over my fat ass, too.) And, the mean threads that are started by the fat haters actually fuel my fire and serve as a reminder as to how much there is still to do in the Body Acceptance movement.

To me, it’s plain and simple: You get to exist any way you want to exist. As Pink so eloquently put it recently when being attacked about her body: “I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you, either. I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.”

Pink is saying what a lot of us “fatties” in the Body Acceptance movement repeat over and over. “My body, my business. Your body, your business.” I have had my run-ins with people (total strangers) trying to police my body and the customers of my lingerie boutique. I even was on CNN talking about the right to be fat and wear lingerie. My boutique and I got embroiled in a fierce media debate about whether or not my plus size lingerie boutique glorifies obesity.

I think it’s happiness that really infuriates and confuses some fat haters. People are often baffled when they see happy fat people. And when you add in the idea that we are not addicted to dieting or working out or obsessed with the notion that we should become some thin version of ourselves, well, that really throws the shamers and haters for a loop. I literally had to defend, on national TV, our right to exist as fat women who want to wear sexy and very revealing lingerie. All bodies are good bodies. All bodies deserve to be celebrated. No one body is better than another body.

So, yes, you can EXIST and take up more space than your neighbor. You do not have to quality that existence with a “but, I am fat and healthy.” You don’t have to justify anything to anyone about your body and what it looks like on the outside or the inside. The people who want to police your body are just sad, unhappy people with way too much time on their hands. They have nothing better to do. Me, on the other hand, I have shit to do. And, the first item on my TO-DO list is to help fat, thick, curvy women to find some sexy lingerie and help them celebrate their fat, luscious bodies.


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NorCal High School Now Allowed To Wear “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts During Basketball Tournament

The NorCal High School that saw its players banned from an invitational basketball tournament for their “I Can’t Breathe” shirts is now letting freedom ring as First Amendment rights have been reinstated.

Via MSN:

A California school district on Monday reversed a basketball tournament ban on T-shirts reading “I Can’t Breathe” and said it would allow high school players to wear the shirts during warm-ups as long as they do not cause problems, lawyers said.

With backing from school officials, the athletic director at Fort Bragg High School, previously told the boys and girls teams from Mendocino High School they could not play in the three-day event if they wore the shirts inspired by the last words of a New York man who died after an officer put him in a chokehold.

Karen Boyd, a First Amendment lawyer who represents one of the players, said the reversal by the Fort Bragg School District came just moments before she intended to file a federal court motion arguing that barring the shirts violated the free speech rights of student athletes.

The agreement will stand as long as the shirts do not cause any serious problems at the tournament. It also allows spectators to wear the shirts, which several did as the tournament got underway Monday at Fort Bragg High School, Boyd said.

“This is always my preference, if we can get things worked out without a lot of court stuff,” she said.

School district lawyer Patrick Wilson said Fort Bragg officials wanted to avoid the cost of a legal battle but remained concerned the shirts could cause a disruption in the community that’s still mourning the death of a sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty in March.

“The concern is, you are in a packed auditorium, this is a polarizing issue and it’s about something that happened in New York,” Wilson said. “I think it’s fine for people to protest about it, but emotions are still raw in that area.”

The Mendocino boys team played its first game in the tournament on Monday morning after all but one of the players agreed to forego the shirts. It still has two more games scheduled. Too few members of the girls team accepted the condition and another high school was invited to take their place, Boyd said.

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