A Racist and Anti-Muslim Flyer in Alpharetta?

Here we go again.

Wednesday night 11 Alive news lead off their late newscast with a story of a racist, anti-Muslim flyer being passed around Alpharetta. It comes from a group calling themselves the Milton County Tea Party Patriots and they are opposed to the planned Amana Academy school. Amana’s proposal for a school on Windward Parkway will go before the Alpharetta Planning Commission Thursday.

I have not seen the flyer. The racist and anti-Muslim nonsense that 11 Alive quoted is disgusting and isn’t something I want to reprint on my blog. The Tea Party of Georgia is condemning the flyer and says they have nothing to do with it.

It’s disappointing that this happens in Alpharetta. I continue to worry about the reputation our community is earning when it comes to issues surrounding the Muslim faith. Enough already!

3 Responses to “A Racist and Anti-Muslim Flyer in Alpharetta?”

  1. John the Baptist August 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    I don’t know if this is the case here, but when I see stories like this, where something highly inflammatory is pitched to the news media by the “victims,” while those who supposedly did it claim to have nothing to do with it, I always wonder if it is a “false flag” operation designed to drum up support for whatever the allegedly aggrieved side is wanting or trying to do.

  2. GA Jim August 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Lee,

    It does appear that the flyer was just a vile hoax that got out of hand. Apparently the perpetrator only distributed a handful of flyers to key people in our neighborhood. The woman who contacted channel 11 was a former columnist for John Frederick’s defunct paper The Beacon and I assume one was delivered to me because of my blog.

    The insanity displayed by some people never ceases to amaze me. But to set zoning policy based on the actions of the criminally insane would only foster more such garbage.

  3. Lee August 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    That makes more sense now. I asked a friend of mine who lives in Windward if he got the flyer, and he did not. Either way, it got way out of hand. Writers of any kind (bloggers or whoever) always need to remember that words have consequences. This little hoax got Alpharetta on the news, painting us as being a religiously intolerant city. I’m angry it happened.

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