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So, since we’ve had nice little cartographical ‘explanations’ of what amorphous blobs of humanity believe (whether the Pew ‘Muslims of the World’ survey or the Swedish survey on how ‘racially tolerant’ people are by country), here’s one colorful map I think we all can get behind. Even if facetiously ironic.
Call it the ”Take Your Social Issue to Work Day” in the Florida House.
Sandwiched between more than 80 bills on the schedule, House lawmakers began work on a marathon slate of issues on the floor just after 11:30 a.m. – taking up legislation dealing with abortion, police drones, Sharia law and guns for the mentally ill Wednesday, as the chamber rushes to advance its normal slate of controversial social-policy bills late into the 60-day session.
Mark Tapson, a writer for the conservative and anti-Islam FrontPage Magazine, detailed how his secret infiltration of the Muslim Student Association’s yearly West Coast conference did not yield the expected results. “It was largely very innocuous. I mean, there was nothing beyond what I’ve already told you, really. There was very little that you’d consider radical. Highly politicized, yes, but nothing damning,” Tapson said.