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Vermont: Restaurant ad for bacon removed after Muslim claimed it offended her
Jihad Watch ^ | 8/23/2014 | Robert Spencer

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 they’ve 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.

“It’s nice that they were respectful enough to take it down,” said Caleb Wiley an area resident, “but I also think they shouldn’t 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. It’s something that describes food.

Winooski’s city manager spoke on behalf of the city. She said:

“The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable. It’s 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 it’s a complicated issue, too.

“I respect her religion and her right to believe what she wants but I’m 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.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: baconad; dhimmitude; muslimoffended; pc; rop; vermont
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1 posted on 08/23/2014 5:17:40 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Their next ad should be for chicken.


2 posted on 08/23/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: markomalley

The tyranny of the minority.


4 posted on 08/23/2014 5:19:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: markomalley

#%#k her and the prophet she rode in on.


5 posted on 08/23/2014 5:20:25 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: markomalley

Vermont.

Nuff said.


6 posted on 08/23/2014 5:21:24 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: markomalley

removed in the name of diversity

ugh

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?””


7 posted on 08/23/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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8 posted on 08/23/2014 5:23:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: markomalley

As long as people allow them to get away with this action, it will only get worse.

What about MY concerns?


9 posted on 08/23/2014 5:23:23 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: markomalley

I'm not sure where this store is, but I want it shut down. It offends me.

10 posted on 08/23/2014 5:24:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: markomalley

The Muzzies are going to own us sooner than later!


11 posted on 08/23/2014 5:24:56 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: markomalley

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.


12 posted on 08/23/2014 5:25:34 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: markomalley

(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


13 posted on 08/23/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: markomalley

That reminds me, my bacon double cheeseburger will be here any minute.


14 posted on 08/23/2014 5:26:26 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: markomalley
I've been saying it for years...

Your outdoor barbecue is next, when someone is "offended" by the smell of the cooking pork wafting their way.

-PJ

15 posted on 08/23/2014 5:27:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: markomalley
The owners of Sneakers spoke to WPTZ. They say they’ve 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.

Translation: Drop pants, bend over, grab ankles. Squeal like a *pig* as the Muslim shoves tolerance where the sun don't shine.

16 posted on 08/23/2014 5:28:01 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Dacula

Mommy. Why are Muslims such Douchebags?


17 posted on 08/23/2014 5:31:05 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: markomalley

Yeah, it’s “cool” to be scared to offend barbarians.


18 posted on 08/23/2014 5:33:02 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Pride in the USA

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!


19 posted on 08/23/2014 5:36:52 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: markomalley
Bacon, the tastest part of the pig.

Going to have me some bacon and eggs and pancakes with extra extra crispy bacon for supper tonight.

20 posted on 08/23/2014 5:39:48 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ben Carson for President in 2016.)
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To: Ron H.

This so-called “woman” offends me. How can she be so ignorant of Freedom in this country? I’ll eat some fatty bacon in her honor and “fart in her general direction” (my apologies to Monty Python).


21 posted on 08/23/2014 5:42:09 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bakeneko
Mommy. Why are Muslims such Douchebags?

or rather,P. Mommy. Why are Muslims so hateful?

22 posted on 08/23/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ben Carson for President in 2016.)
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To: markomalley

Jihad. (submit infidel)


23 posted on 08/23/2014 5:42:49 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: markomalley

To further prevent offense, they should voluntarily convert to Islam, or cut their own heads off.


24 posted on 08/23/2014 5:44:17 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: markomalley
Take all the way to the supremo's.
It's Bacon!
This is hugh and series.
Where is this woman.
We need to all mail her some pork rind's.
25 posted on 08/23/2014 5:44:42 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: markomalley

I’m so hungry for BACON right now! BACON, Lettuce tomato on toast! With MUSTARD! Two of them!


26 posted on 08/23/2014 5:45:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SOUL BROTHER! This house is not armed! (Signs people thought would protect them in the 1960s))
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To: Iron Munro
The tyranny of the minority.

Only because the restaurant owner agreed. I would not have.

27 posted on 08/23/2014 5:47:57 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: markomalley

It didn’t say Pork Bacon. You can buy Turkey Bacon.

Maybe they should Post a picture of Foley getting his Head sawed off. That would make the “offended” person happy I’m sure.


28 posted on 08/23/2014 5:48:09 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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To: markomalley

If I lived in that area I would inform Sneakers that I would deliberately avoid there establishment due to their decision to bring down the sign.


29 posted on 08/23/2014 5:49:58 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Jack Hammer
he cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable. It’s a fascinating place with lots of opportunities for conversation.

I don't see anything "cool" or worthwhile about it. What I see is homogeneity being more peaceful while diverse communities bend over backwards until they snap in half.
30 posted on 08/23/2014 5:51:57 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: GeronL
We still love bacon. We still love eggs. Please have the political conversation elsewhere.

= = = = = = = = = = = = =

Sounds like a plan.

Have ALL conversations elsewhere and let them and their (apparently) preferred customers have the place to themselves.

31 posted on 08/23/2014 5:53:07 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)a GUN is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one-probably never need one again.)
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To: markomalley

Within a decade a shooting war will begin in this country. As muslims cause more deaths here, an angry population will be shooting back. It will be wise not to look like an ass-lifting death-cultist.

I might make an error


32 posted on 08/23/2014 5:54:25 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fictional)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Amen! Not sure if she is a convert or an immigrant, but for goodness sake, bacon and eggs is about as American as apple pie—all these people and their touchy sensibilities should get over it...As A Christian, I am offended by much I see, but I don’t drop notes, make FB post, etc. on every business, movie, tv show, magazine, etc. This is the USA, and we have the FREEDOM to have a difference of opinion.


33 posted on 08/23/2014 5:54:47 PM PDT by bushwon (Had not seen most of this information. Julian Castro is up and coming star of democrat party....)
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To: markomalley

“The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable.”

We’ll see how cool it is once the beheadings begin.


34 posted on 08/23/2014 5:56:57 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: markomalley

Poor Muslims! I’ll bet they can hardly leave the house without getting offended by something here in the land of the dirty-dog infidel. I am not too easily-offended, but in some ways I know how they feel; for example, whenever I drive past a mosque. Or, when I see women in burkhas safely enjoying a shopping mall in my country, and I think about how their co-religionists are slaughtering my co-religionists in Muslim countries.


35 posted on 08/23/2014 5:59:47 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: markomalley

Is this how they did it in England and Europe?


36 posted on 08/23/2014 6:00:27 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: DaxtonBrown
Their replacement sign is ready...

Muslims ahead photo cautionmuslimsahead.jpg

37 posted on 08/23/2014 6:01:27 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: markomalley

Hacking off the head of an innocent prisoner with a knife is against my religion.
These Moslems cry about bacon ads but not one damn word against their people that are hacking off the heads of innocent prisoners. Screw ‘em.


38 posted on 08/23/2014 6:03:47 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

Yeah well female genital mutilation offends me!
Which do you think is worse? That or bacon?


39 posted on 08/23/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: markomalley

I’m offended by Muslims. The future must not belong to those who slander bacon!


40 posted on 08/23/2014 6:08:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

When I see a muz in public, I make the Sign of the Cross.

The initial forehead tap is done slowly. He/she/it wrongly assumes I am making a salami gesture. The look of surprise/distain/horror is priceless.


41 posted on 08/23/2014 6:10:19 PM PDT by gasport (President Omoeba needs to evolve a spine)
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To: gasport

Dig it! I will make the Sign of the Cross in like circumstances.

Only....what gives muzzies the right to show anger at someone else’s religious expression?

My bad, I forgot - the Koran does!


42 posted on 08/23/2014 6:17:32 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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Seems unconstitutional to me.


43 posted on 08/23/2014 6:21:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: markomalley

The next step is to declare that selling pork product to be offensive.


44 posted on 08/23/2014 6:21:58 PM PDT by all the best
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>> the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it

The vast majority of Americans don’t consume Sharia and are personally offended by it. What now, she Muslim?


45 posted on 08/23/2014 6:23:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jack Hammer
Vermont. Nuff said.

Once among the most Conservative of these United States, the home of Calvin Coolidge and reliably Republican for decades, it's now reduced to having a communist for a US Senator. How can a place go so thoroughly wrong in just a couple of generations?

46 posted on 08/23/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: markomalley

As one who respects life, Islam offends me.


47 posted on 08/23/2014 6:25:20 PM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: markomalley
Winooski? That's the Burlington suburb that wanted to build a dome over the entire town back in the 80's. Leftist lintheads galore.

Had a yummy breakfast or two at Sneakers years ago...took some getting used to the heavily-tattooed and pierced waitresses.

48 posted on 08/23/2014 6:33:31 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: re_nortex
How can a place go so thoroughly wrong in just a couple of generations?

New York and Deadhead 'carpetbaggers'.

49 posted on 08/23/2014 6:34:42 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: gasport

I like that! I am not Jewish, but my appearance sometimes leads people to think I am. Sometimes I’ll hum “Hatikvah” around Muslims.


50 posted on 08/23/2014 6:37:21 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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