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Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)
Lawrence Journal World ^ | 12/05/05 | Ron Knox

Posted on 12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht

Mirecki hospitalized after beating

By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact)

Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.

Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the headlines in recent weeks. Mirecki

Mirecki

“I didn’t know them, but I’m sure they knew me,” he said.

Mirecki said he was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck.

“I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind,” he said. “They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.”

He said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

“I’m mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots,” he said.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldn’t say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation

The sheriff’s department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves, and both wearing jeans. They were last seen in a large pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or the sheriff’s office at 841-0007.

Mirecki recently wrote online that he planned to teach intelligent design as mythology in an upcoming course. He wrote it would be a “nice slap” in the “big fat face” of fundamentalists.

The remarks caused an uproar, Mirecki apologized, and KU announced last week the class would be canceled.


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: ameritaliban; cawcaw; crevolist; fakehatecrimes; falsechristian; idgoons; ku; legbreakersforchrist; mirecki; paulmirecki; religionofpeace; talibornagain; unsaved
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To: bolp

"A man. He was attacked. He thought something that others did not agree with. So he was attacked. How is that acceptable?"

Because he's a godless heathen! Praise Jesus!


751 posted on 12/08/2005 4:37:09 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: FredZarguna
Lol
That's right, the building security detail was called up to the CEO's office by the CEO, not the guy who got beat up in the CEO's office.
752 posted on 12/08/2005 7:38:48 AM PST by TeleStraightShooter (When Frist exercises his belated Constitutional "Byrd option", Reid will have a "Nuclear Reaction".)
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To: Will_Zurmacht
“I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind,” he said. “They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.”

Sounds bogus to me. If guys in an unknown pickup truck are obviously following me, my first instinct is to get out of the truck if they pull up behind. Yeah, right!

753 posted on 12/12/2005 4:50:52 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: pierrem15

No color in the description of the large pickup truck? Hmmm, that sends up a flag.


754 posted on 12/12/2005 4:54:05 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: LibFreeOrDie

And he didn't even see what color the truck is?


755 posted on 12/12/2005 4:55:10 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Cops: "Can you describe the two men who hit you?"
Mirecki: "He look like a man..."

756 posted on 12/12/2005 4:57:56 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Given his resignation, it really looks like another fake liberal 'victim of fascism' has been exposed.


757 posted on 12/12/2005 8:03:37 PM PST by pierrem15
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Do you believe this story and how the way the events happen??

It has been known that some disturb beings in the pass have staged their own events!


758 posted on 12/13/2005 12:01:49 PM PST by restornu (Merry Chirstmas..... Joy to the World!:)
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To: Fintan

Funny my got reaction too it was staged!


759 posted on 12/13/2005 12:03:23 PM PST by restornu (Merry Chirstmas..... Joy to the World!:)
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