Faruq is dead, he actually committed proverbial suicide. Do you know what killed him? his writing, that's what. Faruq realized that he'd gone even further than he ever planned.
Bloggers everywhere, those with a conscience anyway, tell me that they cannot believe what they've written. They look back and are stunned that such thoughts emanated from their keyboards. It's like there's an invisible being inside them that compels them to write this stuff against their own free will. I too am surprised at myself sometimes, and I do erase and edit much that I write, but I know my limits. Then again maybe if nobody knew me I too would succumb to that temptation.
I've been told that blogger DovBear is a Lubavitcher, and a Shliach to boot. I find that hard to believe. Impossible as a matter of fact. Now I've heard of people leading "double lives" before, of being אחד בפה ואחד בלב , but this is ridiculous! Why be a Lubavitcher and a Shliach when it goes against everything you believe in?! Lubavitch is the last place in the world where you're "forced" to remain and cannot voice your opinions, so pack up and leave!
I understand that people give misinformation in order to throw you off the scent, but all those stories, you need to be a pretty good liar to make those up. I'd be shocked to hear that it is the case, and even more so once I hear his name. Until then I refuse to believe it.