Skip to comments.Vermont: Restaurant ad for bacon removed after Muslim claimed it offended her
Posted on 08/23/2014 5:17:40 PM PDT by markomalley
The sign said Yield Sneakers Bacon: i.e., yield to the allure of the delicious bacon at Sneakers Bistro. But in the end it was the operators of Sneakers who yielded. For them, diversity means making the world a bit less diverse, by yielding to the Islamic supremacist demand that Infidels must conform their behavior to Muslim sensibilities. Remember the ironclad and ever-reinforced principle: in Muslim countries, non-Muslims must change their behavior to avoid offending Muslims. And in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims must change their behavior to avoid offending Muslims.
Advertisement removed after resident expresses offense, by Hannah McDonald, WPTZ.com, August 23, 2014 (thanks to JJ):
WINOOSKI, Vt. A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words Yield Sneakers Bacon until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down.
It got there as part of Operation Bloom.
A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word bacon on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.
It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.
The owners of Sneakers spoke to WPTZ. They say theyve reached out to the individual who made the post and proactively took the sign down. They also say they regret any harm caused by the sign, and that their goal was never to cause stress or bad feelings.
Its nice that they were respectful enough to take it down, said Caleb Wiley an area resident, but I also think they shouldnt have, or had to at any right.
Other Winooski residents joined the conversation, and online too. One post reads the word bacon is not offensive. Its something that describes food.
Winooskis city manager spoke on behalf of the city. She said:
The cool part of living in a diverse community is that its not always comfortable. Its a fascinating place with lots of opportunities for conversation. The City has to pay attention to a lot of factors while acting within what we can regulate, said Katherine Deac Decarreau.
Others recognize its a complicated issue, too.
I respect her religion and her right to believe what she wants but Im pretty sure the first amendment extends to bacon and the selling of it.
Sneakers owners say their goal is to provide a joyful place for the entire community.
The Winooski Islamic Community Center was not available for comment.
Their next ad should be for chicken.
The tyranny of the minority.
#%#k her and the prophet she rode in on.
removed in the name of diversity
On Facebook the Bistro said: “”We are here to serve people BREAKFAST, not politics. We removed the sign that was located on public property as a gesture of respect for our diverse community. There were also concerns raised about safety. Removing it was not a difficult decision. We still love bacon. We still love eggs. Please have the political conversation elsewhere.””
Later after a bunch of comments is said:
“”can’t we all just get along?””
As long as people allow them to get away with this action, it will only get worse.
What about MY concerns?
I'm not sure where this store is, but I want it shut down. It offends me.
The Muzzies are going to own us sooner than later!
Stupid business to yield to such stupidity...it just makes life harder for everybody else.
It is time to say SHUT UP to the whiners, like this woman. Sure, she had a right to state her stupid, oversensitive opinion. But the restaurant should have never yielded to such hyper-delicat feelings. It just encourages her and others like her to scream more.
(It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.)
Well lady I am offended that you belong to a death cult
That reminds me, my bacon double cheeseburger will be here any minute.
Your outdoor barbecue is next, when someone is "offended" by the smell of the cooking pork wafting their way.
Translation: Drop pants, bend over, grab ankles. Squeal like a *pig* as the Muslim shoves tolerance where the sun don't shine.
Mommy. Why are Muslims such Douchebags?
Yeah, it’s “cool” to be scared to offend barbarians.
If there are any traffic signs in Winooski, Vermont that say “No Left Turn”, I want them removed immediately because seeing the word “Left” offends me.
Welcome to your dhimmitude, Winooski, and no more gay pride parades for you!
Going to have me some bacon and eggs and pancakes with extra extra crispy bacon for supper tonight.
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