Friday, August 3, 2007
Your Black Muslim Bakery is cooked.
The bakery is suspected of having direct ties to the murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and was raided today. A cache of weapons was found at the bakery, and seven employees have been arrested.
On her way to work yesterday, my editor saw the police surrounding the street in Oakland where Bailey was shot. This is a particularly creepy incident. Bailey was shot execution-style by a man at 7:30 in the morning. While editors like us who work for gay newspapers certainly don't have the sort of enemies that Bailey did, it's still rather upsetting.
I remember seeing loaves of Your Black Muslim Bakery bread for sale at Rainbow Grocery a while ago. I bought some once. It wasn't very good. Just think; Rainbow and everyone who bought their products funded terrorists.
Rainbow Grocery isn't the oasis of peace love and understanding they'd like you to believe. A while back, Bay Area Reporter freelancer David Alexander Nahmod made an innocuous comment to a cashier wearing a pro-Palestine T-shirt. Nahmod, who is Jewish, said, "Wouldn't it be great if we could all get along?" The cashier allegedly said she hoped more Israelis would be killed. Nahmod complained and was banned from Rainbow's premises permanently.
Coverage in SF Weekly, Jewish News Weekly, and on several blogs, including Cinnamon Stillwell.
A few years back, Rainbow attempted a boycott of Israeli goods. I wonder if they'll stop carrying Your Black Muslim Bakery goods. Oh, that's right. It's closed down.
I used to shop at Rainbow, but before I knew any of this, didn't very often, because everything is so expensive there, even with the 10% discount they offer to members of the SF Bike Coalition.
I guess that's the extra you pay for groceries that are organic, antisemitic, and tied to alleged murderers.