October 20, 2006

Life Imitates "Borat"

A newsstand vendor in the Old City section of Philadelphia was stripped of his corner earlier this week after a controversial- and highly hilarious- string of events.

Muhammad Shaukat, an immigrant from India, had run a newsstand at the corner of 6th and Chestnut that sold a wide variety of porn magazines, often keeping them uncovered and visible in broad daylight. When city officials responded to complaints, Shaukat posted a sign at the stand in which he threatened to "rape and kill" anyone who interfered with his business. The City Council responded by banning newsstands from that particular corner.

Guess this sort of puts English-only sign at Geno's in the clear, doesn't it?

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 20, 2006 12:58 AM
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