Thursday, June 08, 2006

Knowingly in the Wrong, ISUPK Pulls ‘Race Card’

Looks like I correctly predicted the response from the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK) about the noise issue at H and 8th Streets NE.

An interview with James Henry, who calls himself “Furious Zion,” was published by the Washington Post’s online Express today.

The ISUPK was responding to an interview with me about Quest for Quiet, which the Express published Monday.

Despite what James Henry and the ISUPK claim, this is nothing more than a noise issue. It's what the residents living in and around the 700 block of 8th Street have been saying all along:
The residents--of all shapes, sizes and colors--who live in and around the 700 block of 8th Street NE support the rights to free speech, religion and assembly. We don't advocate removing anyone from the corner. And while we understand people living in a city must expect a certain amount of urban noise, we also believe in the community's right to the pursuit of peace and quiet in one's own home.
Mr. Henry should quit seeing shades of gray and get a decibel meter. Four or more hours of amplified speech blasted at 110 decibels (about the level of a rock concert) disturbs a residential area’s peace and quiet each and every Saturday afternoon.


Anonymous Abu Khamr al-Murtad said...

Greetings Mr. Klavitter!

Yes indeed, as has been discussed in a previous blog entry, it is a common tactic of this group to miss the point and opt to pull the race card. The only question is if it is a deliberate tactic, or if their ability to grasp the arguments of others is this compromised. I lean towards the former, but anyone who has dealt with these people know that the latter is also a possibility.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous ArkAngelAres - "Ghost of the net" said...

ISUPK is a racist black supremacist group that has some extremely skewed and miused ideas.

They are completely wrong and should be avoided, expecialy if you are not an african-american.

They misuse religious texts and are clearly and utterly a cult with false hopes and way too much noise.

8:50 PM  

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