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Michael Jackson and Reply to Laura

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Submitted by Peter J. Herz (United States), Mar 10, 2006 at 09:56

Actually, Christian ministries in prisons flourish, too. The problem is that they're something of a dog-bites-man story. Islam gets the headlines because it's still a little bit exotic.

As for Michael Jackson, some wag once said that he started out as a poor black boy in America, and became a rich white woman in Europe. My guess is that the man is infatuated with his own image and will do anything to call attention to himself.
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