Long time readers of this blog will recall that I used to write from Palmdale, California. I grew up in the Antelope Valley (living for various times in the larger centers of Lancaster, Palmdale, and Quartz Hill) and know all of the barbs directed at the region. A running observation about the area is that it has the highest concentration of rednecks in LA county.
So right now, I feel nothing but pride at how the local muslim community has rallied against terrorism and how they were received by local residents. (Note to the asshat with the finger: do us all a favor and stuff a rattlesnake down your pants)
I wish I was there to shake Mr. Omeira's and Mr. Fouda's hands.