be patient, this is just the holding post
This thread isn't really about the suspects arrested in Ottawa earlier this week on terrorism charges. I'm starting this thread because I've been party to relatively little discussion about the actual name of this investigation that the RCMP has dubbed "Project Samosa."
When I was in high school (come to think of it, in the mid-90s, in suburban Ottawa, possibly with some of the same RCMP investigators who worked on this case) the word samosa was often used interchangeably with other derogatory slurs such as paki, towelhead, raghead, sand n*****, etc. The nation/culture of origin itself of the targetted individual(s) wasn't important. They were used as synonyms that both informed and reflected the ignorance of their user.