Should a restaurant that serves bacon be allowed to display signs and/or advertisements that mention bacon? The U.S. Constitution says that it should, but a Muslim woman in Vermont apparently disagrees.
Case in point: After the Sneakers Bistro restaurant in Winooski put up a sign that read, “Yield for Sneakers Bacon,” an outraged Muslim woman took to an online community forum to complain about it.
“Given the large number of Muslim families in Winooski, as well as many others who do not eat pork for a variety of reasons, it seems unnecessary for this insensitive business sign to be at the city’s main crosswalk,” the woman wrote.
Unfortunately, the restaurant’s owner basically let an acolyte of Shariah law bully him into submission, which is extraordinarily sad given that the U.S. Constitution affords him the right to display his sign.
When the owner of Sneakers Bistro heard about her complaint, he responded by taking down the sign.
But he also posted the following message to his Facebook page:
Notice how he mentioned “safety” concerns. This made it sound as if he feared violent action would have taken place had he not removed the sign (H/T Young Conservatives).
According to the Burlington Free Press, the restaurant’s frequent patrons were NOT happy with his decision. Some threatened to never eat at Sneakers Bistro again. Another 50 left one-star reviews on the restaurant’s Yelp profile.
The United States welcomes all races, religions, and creeds — so long as they embrace the American values of life, liberty, and the freedom for each of us to pursue his own happiness, so long as it does not reduces another’s freedom.
Those seeking to implement Shariah law that disenfranchises women, threatens gays, and condones polygamy should assimilate into American culture, not try to convert it to something it’s not meant to be.
While everyone has the right to complain, no one — regardless of religion — has the right to bully others into submission.
Please share this post on Facebook if you would have defied the outraged Muslim woman and kept the sign up regardless of how she felt about it.