Muslim pressure over Vermont town bacon ad
Islamic activists count on this attitude to make inroads towards the goal of reshaping western society to reflect their vision of what it should be.
VERMONT RESTAURANT REMOVES BACON SIGN DUE TO MUSLIM OPPOSITION AND SAFETY CONCERNS
by Michelle Moons, August 23, 2014
Local Winooski, Vermont restaurant Sneakers Bistro has removed a sign that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon” citing opposition from a Muslim community member and safety concerns.
The sign was put up as part of a city program that allows businesses to post an advertisement in an area where they have helped maintain city flowerbeds. The sign that read “Yield Sneakers Bacon” was removed after a woman, identifying herself as a Muslim, posted in an online community forum, stating she was personally offended by the sign, according to a WPTZ News report. WPTZ wrote that the woman who complained online called the sign “insensitive to those who do not consume pork.”
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: This incident is only a small bump in the news cycle but demonstrates a trend in the U.S.: appeasement of a small Muslim minority. While the restaurant stated that there was also a safety issue involved in the decision to remove the sign, what triggered the removal was a complaint by a Muslim woman. In a broader scope, Islamic activists count on this attitude to make inroads towards the goal of reshaping western society to reflect their vision of what it should be. Once again, political correctness is being used as a weapon.
On a side note, a quick search did not disclose a mosque/masjid or Islamic center in the town of Winooski. Current estimates place the Muslim population in the U.S. at around 0.6%. It would be a safe assumption that it is significantly less in Winooski, Vermont. The 2010 census indicated the city population was 7,267
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