Nothing reveals Americans’ xenophobia more than the emergence of pork-laced bullets known as Jihawg Ammo, intended to prevent Muslims from entering heaven.
It’s no secret that much of the world sees the U.S. as a cultural backwater inhabited by a bunch of slack-jawed troglodytes who proudly display their ignorance and intolerance right next to their American flag lapel pins. Nothing validates this attitude more than the recent emergence of pork-laced bullets known as Jihawg Ammo, intended to prevent what the shooter perceives as a jihadist Muslim from entering heaven.
Manufactured by South Fork Industries, a company located in Idaho, Jihawg Ammo sets a new land speed record for stupid. The official website claims that the bullets are “The only ammunition in the world that provides a peaceful and natural deterrent to radical Islam.”
Besides the ad’s usage of the word “peaceful” to ostensibly mean “aggressively hateful,” and besides there being absolutely nothing “natural” about coating the tip of a man-made projectile with pig-infused paint, the good people at South Fork Industries are guilty of stirring up and capitalizing on the xenophobic fears and superstitions of their small-brained clientele.
The following promotional clip, teeming with blind rage and hostility, features an incomplete passage from the Quran in its attempt to explain the uncleanliness of pig, the consumption of which is prohibited in Islam.
Chapter 2, verse 173 of the Quran indeed reads: “He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah.”
However, it goes on to say: “But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful.” If deliberately eating a pork chop or a strip of bacon to avoid starvation doesn’t bar Muslims from passing through the gates of heaven, then it stands to reason that involuntarily getting shot with a pork-laced bullet won’t either.
But of course these are mere details that shouldn’t get in the way of Islamophobes’ experiencing the intoxicating high that accompanies playing out their macho Punisher fantasies. Even if its marketing is clearly tongue-in-cheek — to literate consumers, anyway, which don’t include South Fork Industries’ client base — Jihawg Ammo dupes easily dupable men and women into believing that they alone possess the supernatural key, the “magic bullet,” as it were, to stopping would-be Muslim martyrs. In actuality, it only contributes to the mischaracterization of millions of Muslims who mean the U.S. no harm. For this reason, the bullets ought to sell well.
Just as Christians once demonized and made false claims about Jews abducting and killing children for their blood, many Christians now rely almost exclusively on the worst possible stereotypes and misinformation when characterizing Muslims.?If heaven does exist, it’s hard to believe that a user of Jihawg Ammo will end up there himself.
Eddited/Published by: SB