07/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Weekly News Roundup: Muslims, Gays, Nazis and More!

1. After obsessing over Muslim background of suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, media becomes enlightened and religiously tolerant, and overlooks fact that the  man who helped foil bomb plot was Muslim too.

2. Anti-gay activist George Rekers's covert operation to save and convert gay male prostitute foiled. Rekers, who co-founded the right-wing Family Research Council with James Dobson, was photographed coming home from a European vacation with a male prostitute he found on the website rentaboy. Rekers, who recently testified against gay adoption, was clearly trying to straighten out the prostitute and explained: "I deliberately spend time with sinners with the loving goal to try to help them." In order to understand the sinner, Rekers had to go undercover, which explains why he was able to convince the prostitute he was gay. Rekers even subjected himself to a move he dubbed the "long stroke," which, the escort describes as "a rubbing down there... across his penis, thigh... and his anus over the butt cheeks."

3. Greece experiences mixed emotions over crisis. Despite economic hardship, social unrest, and violence Greece excited to, once again, influence Western civilization.

4. Obama's response to oil spill criticized by respected policy wonks and intellectual heavyweights. Former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino, who has admitted, "I really don't know about the Cuban Missile Crisis. It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I'm pretty sure," now says, "I'm not trying to introduce a conspiracy theory, but was this [BP oil spill] deliberate? You have to wonder...if there was sabotage involved." And former Arabian Horse Association Ethics Commissioner/FEMA Director Michael "you're doing a heck of a job, Brownie" Brown  called the fire "exactly what they want, because now he [Obama] can pander to the environmentalists...This president has never supported big oil, he's never supported offshore drilling, and now he has an excuse to shut it back down."

5. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) wins prize for Most Understated Diplomatic Description of Nazism. When asked his opinion on the Arizona immigration law, McDonnell  said "the whole idea of carrying papers... brings up shades of some other regimes that were not particularly helpful to democracy and civil rights."

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