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When I read this story two quotes came to mind.  The first:

There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em!
- maybe P.T. Barnum
It seems a few [ignorant] "patriots" (their self description, not mine) in Idaho County, Idaho decided it would be a great "push back" agin dem Islamic jeeeeehadist, to paint bullets with pork infused paint.

Their reasoning/logic (or what passes for it) is that this will make all dem damn Islamic jeeeeehadist peaceful. Becuz it'll keepem frum Paradise.  Cuz evybuddy knows Muzlems can't git to Paradise iffen they'd comin ta contact with pork.

sigh

History of dealings with radical Islam from the days of Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates to actions of Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing in the early 1900’s in the Philippines gave clarity to a modern day market solution-Jihawg Ammo. Our preference is peace first but if a fight is to be had we are determined and resolved to win. Thus came the beginning of the truest form of defensive ammunition ever created in history.

A natural deterrent that prevents violence just by owning it but will strike fear into the hearts of those bent upon hate, violence and murder. Jihawg Ammo is certified "Haraam" or unclean. According to the belief system of the radical Islamist becoming "unclean" during Jihad will prevent their attaining entrance into heaven. Jihawg Ammo is a natural deterrent to radical and suicidal acts of violence.
- Jihawg Ammo

I'm trying hard to rein in what I'm thinking.

Okay first off fuckface person who seems to only get your "Islam/Muslim" news from people like Pam Geller.  If doing haram things like drinking alcohol and going to strip clubs prior to piloting planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, didn't deter the Al-Qeada operatives from committing acts of terrorism, believing that they'd get into Paradise - your porcine packed projectiles won't either.

And yes, when they did those things they were "on mission" which means, according to the "out" on your website, they were in jihad.

However, Shannon Dunn, assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, said South Fork’s concept is based on an inaccurate understanding of the Quran.
- Huffington Post
Boy, she's being nice.
“There is no penalty for coming into contact with pork given by the Quran,” she said . . . To my knowledge, Muslims, especially unknowingly, would not be banned from heaven for eating or getting hit by pork,” she said. “There are some interpreters who suggest that Muslims should eat pork rather than starve, if faced with that alternative.”
- Huffington Post
Embolden mine, but something one would know if one had Muslim American friends or family members, and not be an Islamaphobic asshat. Because sometimes it is hard to avoid pork in the states, even when you think you've done everything possible including question the serving staff at restaurants.

There are  many people do not know that lard is pork, or that traditional pepperoni is too. So a Muslim American at a Mexican restaurant can ask the server about the re-fried beans; is there pork in them?  Having been told they don't contain pork (lard) when in fact the do, the re-fried beans are eaten.   Since the Muslim in question did so unknowingly it is not held against them.

Surprisingly some on the right are attempting to school those who created or would buy this product:

It is a nice, kitschy way to sell a product, of course, but the fact is Islam is quite a bit more flexible than that.

[snip]

And they have happened in the past. The British often used the “pork” issue against Muslims in wars in the dim, dark past. Dead Muslims were sometimes buried with parts of pigs thrown in the graves. It didn’t really deter anything back then, either.

Anyway, it is all rather pointless and does more harm than good.
-RightWing News

Loonwatch calls Jihawg Ammo, "Classic Islamophobic Fail."

The "out" I spoke of is this:

We, however, stress that the nullifying principle of our product is only effective if you are attacked by an Islamist in Jihad. Otherwise, our ammo functions just like any other ammunition so we obviously insist upon defensive use of our ammo only-not offensive.
-Jihawg Ammo
Get that? If you use their product you will only keep a Muslim out of Paradise if they are on Jihad.  So don't go killin em jest cuz yer mad at em, cuz they'll go ta Paradise.

Jihawg Ammo has over 4,700 likes on Facebook.

What was the other quote I was reminded of when I read this story?

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
--  H. L. Mencken

Originally posted to Clytemnestra on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, and Muslims at Daily Kos.

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