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Muslim restaurant owner shuts down business after onslaught of vandalism and death threats

  • Asad Khan, an immigrant from Pakistan, is closing his restaurant in Galveston, Texas, after months of anti-Muslim harassment and death threats, according to the Houston Chronicle.
  • The harassment began in December when the restaurant, ZaZa Bar & Bites, had its door smeared with bacon grease. A couple days later, Khan found bacon bits strewn out in front of his restaurant entrance. 
  • According to the Holy Quran, Muslims are discouraged from consuming pork. Some people have weaponized pork as a tool for anti-Muslim activism or vandalism.
  • The Muslim small business owner reported the incidents to the police in December, but since then, the harassment has taken a darker turn. Khan has also received threatening phone calls telling him to leave the country. Read more (6/15/17)

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How to donate food to Standing Rock

Sacred Stone Camp

  • With cold weather approaching, Sacred Stone Camp is in need of firewood, as well as woodstoves, propane and fire extinguishers. Because of lack of solar and wind energy at the camps, burning wood and gas will be the primary source of warmth (for both bodies and cooking) in the winter months. 
  • Supplies as well as donations can be sent to Sacred Stone Camp P.O. Box 1011, Fort Yates, ND 58538 and 202 Main Street, Fort Yates, ND 58538. 
  • Sacred Stone Camp has also created an Amazon wish list to assist you in your purchasing of supplies. A small cast iron logwood stove starts at about $317 (plus shipping), which is less than that new iPhone you’ve been fantasizing about.

Oceti Sakowin Camp

  • Bracing for winter, the Oceti Sakowin Camp has a similar need for propane, heating stoves and cold weather attire, as well as bulk food supplies to be stockpiled for winter, as their current stock of bulk food is dwindling or expiring. 
  • Pick up a few extra cartons of rice or preserved meats on your next Costco trip and ship them to Oceti Sakowin Camp, P.O. Box 298, Cannon Ball, ND 58528 or donate funds directly atwww.paypal.me/ocetisakowincamp.
  • This advocacy group has created a wish list of supplies, on which hundreds of packages of buffalo jerky are requested along with survival supplies and several camp stoves.

Red Warrior Camp

  • The Red Warrior Camp is fundraising $100,000 through a GoFundMe page that will be used for supplies on the ground for individuals protecting the sacred Mni Sose River in sovereign Lakota Territory.

Individual efforts

  • Individuals and businesses across the country are organizing fundraisers and food drives to donate supplies to Standing Rock. Washington resident Ben Sittingbull has set up a donation page to fill a trailer with thousands of pounds of donated organic food
  • Students and activists near Madison, Wisconsin, activists from Santa Cruz, California, San FranciscoLos Angeles and beyond, as well as Texas-based hot dog restaurant Frankand plenty more concerned people and businesses across the country have volunteered their time and services to collect food and deliver it or ship it to Standing Rock. 
  • All it takes is some time and organization to involve your community in a fundraiser and drive to collect supplies and express solidarity with Standing Rock en masse.

And, of course, you can donate funds directly to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which will be allocated appropriately to support the on-the-ground efforts. Read more

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I want Dirk to work at a cheesy Texas-themed restaurant with a gift shop that sells belt buckles emblazoned with the texas flag and shot glasses with cheesy quotes on them and I want him to hate his job so much as he’s forced to wear a cowboy hat and normal shades because his boss won’t let him wear his normal ones 

John and all his friends come in and Dirk seriously considers quitting right then and there. 

Jade orders the big challenge plate, where you have to eat a 72 oz steak in an hour and she’s done in 25 minutes and gets her picture taken. Dave buys a shirt that says “I’m ready to kick some Tex-ASS” and refuses to take it off meanwhile John has somehow climbed on top of the two-story giant cow outside of the restaurant and Rose is taking pictures of him from the ground.