I guess that Mel was the bigger story because he is perceived as a conservative and that Haq deserves protection and pity because he's an oppressed Muslim. Good=evil and evil=good. Obviously Mel has to do penance but Haq should end up with the death penalty and probably won't.
Mel might have the same problem that many have regarding Islam. They dislike the religion, but like many who are of that faith. The result is a cognitive dissonance that they can control when sober, but have a much more difficult time when intoxicated.
It might be something else altogether, like an adolescent who rants about how much s/he hates their parents. They really don't, but say so in some heat of the moment.
It would be interesting to know if something or someone set Mel off, rather than him having a deep animosity towards Jews in general.
Alcoholics are very difficult to be around. Some are very much a Jekyll and Hyde, split personality, with the nasty one coming out once they've hit a critical amount of alcohol. They are very unpredictable and should be avoided whenever possible.
But see, here's the difference. Gibson is a CHRISTIAN EVIL DOER wheras....... Well everybody knows that if you aren't christian, and especially if you aren't one of those pasty white people, you can't be racist.
Why, "them brown people" have a legitimate plight. Or at least, that's how it seems that the liberal media is playing this card. Why is it that it comes down to race, yet liberals claim they are not racist?
Jacoby always a good read. Shalom.