Video: Ugly Americans


So this is how it looks when teabagger mentality takes to the streets.

A carpenter who works at Ground Zero, and is helping to rebuild the World Trade Center, is  mistaken for a Muslim by a crowd protesting the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque.

Who cares if he had been a Muslim?

Two words come to mind. 

UGLY AMERICANS.

7 thoughts on “Video: Ugly Americans

  1. Patrick

    just wondering how you know the man who calls people in the crowd “mother fuckers” is a carpenter working on the world trade center? Aside from that, this is much ado about nothing.

  2. The person shooting the video talked with the man after the confrontation.

    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/08/23/ground-zero-hate/

    “A man walks through the crowd at the Ground Zero protest and is mistaken as a Muslim. The crowd turns on him and confronts him. The man in the blue hard hat calls him a coward and tries to fight him. The tall man who I think was one of the organizers tried to get between the two men. Later I caught up with the man who’s name is Kenny. He is a Union carpenter who works at Ground Zero. We discussed what a scary moment that was for him.”

    1. This is how you look and act. Kinda crappy looking to see it, isn’t it?

      BTW, the only thing you could comment on was the tea party angle….tells us even more about the tea party crowd.

      1. TEA PARTY SUPPORTER

        I am sorry Mr Rivers but I do not see where this is a Tea Party event. It seems to me that you are just assuming that they are Tea Party members. You are correct I did only address that issue of the post as I am tired of people like you posting inaccurate information about us.

        I can also tell you I do not act like that and would not tolerate people acting like that at a Tea Party Event.

  3. Andrew

    Why do so many have to find someone to hate: and why is so much anger being wasted injustly, and not directed at the true sources of the problems?

    I can’t believe the level of bigotry that is still alive in this country. These pseudo-constitutional rights defenders, self-proclaimed patriots, and unChrist-like Christians, continue to baffle me. I could swear the first amendment granted us all the freedom of religion, and I was under the illusion Islam was an established religion. These Tea-baggers always are defending the right to private property. This proposed community center is located on private property, right? Man, the hubris, ignorance, and bigotry of these folks is truly UGLY.

  4. Patrick

    Today there is a video of a “mosque” supporter cussing out a holocaust survivor. Why no post about that? Shocking that Think Progress didn’t post it? See, I think you really are not concerned about “islamophobia” or “hate” so much as you are just using these–now meaningless?–concepts to justify and rationalize leftist philosophy. Clearly, that is the case with TP, the billionaire’s tool.

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