|Dept. of Agriculture|
Yesterday Examiner.com reported the story of Jacquelyn Barnett, the Marietta woman who allegedly mailed a bloody pig foot to Rep. Peter King and an anti-Semitic Curious George doll to Greg Ball, a N.Y. state senator. The article was simultaneously posted on the author’s personal blog, CaptainKudzu.com, where Ms. Barnett apparently saw it and decided to respond.
The response came in the form of two comments posted under the name “Jameela.” According to sources cited in the original article, Jameela is a pseudonym or nickname used by Ms. Barnett. Jameela is an Arabic name that means “beautiful” or “lovely.” Ms. Barnett is self-described as a Muslim and reportedly is blogger.
The author of the comments could not be reached because she left no email address or other identifying information. The author responded to the comments with a request that Ms. Barnett contact him for an interview, but so far she has not done so.
While the author of the comments cannot be conclusively identified, it is most likely Ms. Barnett. The tone and style of the comments is consistent with quotes and descriptions of the letters and emails sent to Rep. King and Sen. Ball. They are being reprinted here unedited except for the removal of profanity. The comments would be construed by many as racist and offensive. The parentheses are unedited from the original posting and apparently denote verses in the Koran.
Warning: What follows is offensive, anti-Semitic, and racist. Do not read if you are a sensitive person.
The first comment is as follows: