“Even despite Osama’s impassioned speeches denouncing America, many Americans believe jihadists really only hate indie rockers – like Page France. Baghdad’s large Creed fan base loves crashing buses into indie practice sessions or sound checks. Violence caused by white people offending extremists is increasing.”

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A Pitchfork correspondent reflects on the failure of folk music in the Middle East. Also, a mnemonic for the political demands (unofficial) of the Occupy Wall Street Movement (equitable distribution of income, student debt assistance, more and better jobs, restrictions on high interest rates, less profit for banks, lower compensation for bankers, less corporate (business) influence in politics, some other stuff, community, various concerns beginning with “post-” or ending in “-ism”).