Update: this could be faked; see karmacat’s comment.
The butterfly on Taslima is no fake though. I was there, and they really were landing on people.
Another item from the Annals of Bigotry – the kind of bigotry that leads, at the extremes, to murders like the ones at the Charleston AME church, and the ones at Charlie Hebdo, and the ones in Bangladesh.
My friend found this note taped to her door after hanging some colorful jar lights in her yard with her daughters. She’s responding to this nonsense with whimsy and has started a campaign to paint her whole house in rainbows — is there any chance you might share her info? http://www.gofundme.com/
Dear Resident of [REDACTED] Avenue,
Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD.
Later Eleanor Justice posted a photo of the lights:
So pretty, so festive, so friendly and neighborly and decorative and colorful and indeed gay – it’s fascinating to learn that they’re haram in Christianity. Fascinating, but more horrifying: hatred of color and decoration and art and joy is anti-human. Why invent a god that hates pretty things? Does god hate flowers and butterflies and tropical birds too?
Speaking of butterflies…Sunday afternoon at the Butterfly Conservatory: