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  • After 'Obama Joker' Debacle, Flickr Changes TakeDown Policy

    09/03/2009 8:19:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,118+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 03, 2009
    After 'Obama Joker' debacle, Flickr changes takedown policy September 2, 2009 Flickr came out looking like the bad guy when it removed an image of President Obama portrayed as the Joker from "The Dark Knight." Onlookers accused Flickr of having a "political agenda" and being a "bully." For the most part, Flickr has stuck to a retort along the lines of: Sorry, kids, but that's the way the law works. But the Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has since retreated, at least in one respect. Flickr revised its takedown policy Tuesday to be more clear when something has been removed as a...
  • Creator of ‘Socialist Joker’ Obama poster unmasked

    08/18/2009 12:51:11 PM PDT · by annalex · 103 replies · 7,095+ views
    The Christian Sceince Monitor ^ | 08.18.09 | Matthew Shaer
    <p>Earlier this month, we covered the story of the “Socialist Joker” Obama poster, which was spotted around Los Angeles and as far afield as Chicago. By early August, the image had gone viral, enraging progressives and earning plaudits from conservatives. Now, thanks to some gumshoeing by the folks over at the Los Angeles Times, the creator of the portrait has been unmasked.</p>
  • Obama Joker artist unmasked: A fellow Chicagoan (Ultra Liberal Behind Obama Joker Posters)

    08/18/2009 6:47:44 AM PDT · by tonyome · 33 replies · 3,402+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 08/17/2009 | Mark Milian
    When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image? Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain? Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.
  • The Identity of the "Obama as Joker" Image Creator Revealed

    08/17/2009 9:07:35 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,144+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The identity of the creator of the "Obama as Joker" image has been uncovered, as the Los Angeles Times reports. He is a Palestinian-American named Firas Alkhateeb, from Obama's hometown of Chicago, who prefers Dennis Kucinich for President! The Mainstream Media had stoked all kinds of speculation that the creator of the photo had some kind of racial motivation. It will be hard for them to make that case now. The identity of the person or persons who placed several pictures of Alkhateeb's creation around Los Angeles is still unkown.
  • Obama Joker artist unmasked: A fellow Chicagoan

    08/17/2009 8:14:53 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 100 replies · 9,985+ views
    http://latimesblogs ^ | August 17, 2009 | Mark Milian
    LA times. The creator is a Palestinian living in Chicago. Article at link
  • Obama Poster Artist Throws a Joker in the Racial Profiling Deck

    08/18/2009 6:06:36 AM PDT · by TheMadKing · 21 replies · 1,514+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/18/2009 | Johnny Simpson
    According to MSNBC, LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, the mystery artist who created the sensational Obama Joker image was a closet hood-wearing Darth Cheney-like Klansman. How about a young Palestinian-American Kucinich fan?
  • Obama Joker artist unmasked: A fellow Chicagoan

    08/18/2009 1:05:18 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 31 replies · 2,759+ views
    LA Times Blogs ^ | August 17, 2009 | Mark Milian
    When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image? Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain? Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago. Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software. snip Although Alkhateeb claims he was making no political statement with the artwork,...
  • Teaching Islam in Public Schools

    10/10/2004 6:07:29 AM PDT · by tdewey10 · 90 replies · 5,012+ views
    Posted on Sat, Oct. 09, 2004 Teaching Ramadan in public schools Accurate lessons in demand after 9/11 By HOLLY LEBOWITZ ROSSI Religion News Service During the next few weeks, multicultural trainer Afeefa Syeed will bring third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, Va., to nearby public schools to share the practices and beliefs of their holiest month, Ramadan. Syeed and the children will present the call to prayer in Arabic, display prayer rugs and offer tastes of dates. In countless other classrooms across the country, similar efforts will be made to educate students about the time...