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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 12:44
Wesley Parish scripsit:

> The World of the Jinn
I read this with increasing interest, despite its length and turgid prose style, until I came to this stinger in the tail:
> Making the Statue of Liberty disappear, flying > across the Grand Canyon and retrieving a ship from the Bermuda Triangle[7], > have all been done by the Jewish magician David Copperfield. There is NO way > that a man could do such things without the assistance of the Jinn. It would > not be surprising therefore, if David Copperfield had sold his soul to Iblis > himself.
Can we please do without this Antisemitic (not to mention anti-magician) garbage? D.C.'s effects are extremely well-known in the field, and he isn't doing anything a close-up magician can't do -- it's just the scale that's different. ("Quantity has a quality all its own.") -- It was dreary and wearisome. Cold clammy winter still held way in this forsaken country. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed up in the mists like ragged shadows of long-forgotten summers. --"The Passage of the Marshes"


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>