Friday, March 07, 2003

I get the feeling this won't be all over the blogosphere, (a Google search gives nothing) and the only reason I'm seeing it in the local paper is that the principal is from U City, but here we go...

Eric Vickers has resigned from his position as the head of the American Muslim Council over a discussion board post on Feb. 3 that the space shuttle Columbia disaster may have been a "message from God", according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. From what I've been able to see, there has been exactly one outcry in general (Rep. Jerrold Nadler).

Vickers' resignation after very little public outcry over his remarks was certainly different from what happened after Jerry Falwell very publicly blamed America for the 9-11 attacks, where Falwell issued a series of mealy-mouthed 'apologies' and his compadres of wingnuts blamed the liberal media for singling him out.

UPDATE: Correction - it showed up on Volokh's site after Nadler released his letter, with no other comments other than it was "accurate", which it was. Had to do a lot of hunting to get it, but that's not Volokh's problem. Even searching on his full name (Eric Erfan Vickers) gets you very little on his actual email.

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