It was a test run. A proof of concept. A dress rehearsal.
“The Israelites were sent many, many messengers and prophets. They killed some of them. They even tried to kill Jesus.” These were the words of an Imam who gave a sermon to a room full of children at the Colorado Muslims Community Center in Aurora on Oct. 22. He then told a story of Jewish fishermen who cast nets prior to the sabbath, then retrieved the nets the day after. “What did Allah do to them as a punishment? Yes? Yes. He made them into monkeys. Literal physical monkeys. Monkeys. Does this sound like a people you want to do business with?”
Incorporated in 1961, Broomfield, CO is a smallish town of a little more than 74,000 people as of the 2020 census. Nestled in the southeastern corner of Boulder County, it was likely named for the type of sorghum grown there, known commonly as broomcorn as it was used in the manufacturing of brooms.
(Update Nov. 1, 9:47 a.m. MT: Since this column was originally published, the CU-Boulder Ethnic Studies department has “revised” their statement. Here’s a screenshot of the original version as published before it was replaced.) To read my response to this new, “revised, revised statement” head over here.
By now you’ve no doubt read or heard about the unprecedented offensive Hamas launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.
The Shomer: Laughably Small Club of White Supremacists Protests the Anti-Defamation League’s Denver Office
On Sept. 4, Elon Musk, the man whose family fortune was built largely on emerald mining in South Africa, which he parlayed into buying Twitter for $44 Billion and then tanking in remarkable fashion, amplified a Tweet from an Irish white supremacist to “#banTheADL,” before asking his followers if he should put the idea to a poll.
“An unnatural sex act committed between persons of the male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights might also be imposed.”
Cotopaxi is a blink-and-you-miss-it stop on US Route 50 in Fremont county, Colorado. It’s an unincorporated, tiny little burg that was once home to a small community of Russian-Jewish immigrants who settled there in 1882.