US: ‘bacon’ sign removed to avoid offending Muslims



Tolerance is a one way street where Islam is concerned.

Here is a perfect example of why many people are suspicious of, and worried by, the presence of Islam in the West:

A city program put [the sign – pictured right] 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.

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