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.
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).
or rather,P. Mommy. Why are Muslims so hateful?
Jihad. (submit infidel)
To further prevent offense, they should voluntarily convert to Islam, or cut their own heads off.
I’m so hungry for BACON right now! BACON, Lettuce tomato on toast! With MUSTARD! Two of them!
Only because the restaurant owner agreed. I would not have.
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.
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.
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Sounds like a plan.
Have ALL conversations elsewhere and let them and their (apparently) preferred customers have the place to themselves.
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
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.
The cool part of living in a diverse community is that its not always comfortable.”
We’ll see how cool it is once the beheadings begin.
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.
Is this how they did it in England and Europe?
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.
Yeah well female genital mutilation offends me!
Which do you think is worse? That or bacon?
I’m offended by Muslims. The future must not belong to those who slander bacon!
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.
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!
Seems unconstitutional to me.
The next step is to declare that selling pork product to be offensive.
>> 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?
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?
As one who respects life, Islam offends me.
Had a yummy breakfast or two at Sneakers years ago...took some getting used to the heavily-tattooed and pierced waitresses.
New York and Deadhead 'carpetbaggers'.
I like that! I am not Jewish, but my appearance sometimes leads people to think I am. Sometimes I’ll hum “Hatikvah” around Muslims.
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