Muslims sure do love their halal food, there’s no doubt about that. After all that is the only kind of food that can be consumed by Muslims.
So, a while back this picture of a “patriot” draping bacon over halal food started doing the rounds recently, he did it to try and offend Muslims out of his country
The world has become, increasingly, a place of violence and hatred. Particularly, America, which was once a land of freedom and liberty that everyone aspired toward, has seen incidents of intolerance and bigotry toward minorities, especially Muslims. So this gentleman’s actions came as no surprise, but was actually surprising and equally heartening was the reaction the world had to his photograph.
As expected, the internet reacted to this senseless act. However, the reactions weren’t exactly what one would expect, especially from a post that is aiming to incite hatred.
Some people chose to point out simple facts
Someone should tell this 'patriot' that placing strips of bacon over vacuum sealed halal products wont make it less halal. pic.twitter.com/bFPLc8qgox
— AwkwardMuslim.com (@AwkwardMuslim) April 14, 2017
Many people had more issues with the spelling error that was made
@AwkwardMuslim Wow wasting their own food/money. They even managed to spell 'Halal' wrong in the caption despite there being a large sign in the photo LOL
— Sulaiman (@Sule456) April 14, 2017
Seriously, a lot of people had this issue
@AwkwardMuslim how did he not spell halal correctly when it's fucking written there?
— XØ (@faizulnazir_) April 15, 2017
Like, A LOT
@AwkwardMuslim they even spelled halal wrong in the post OMAGAD im dying ????
— Maya (@kouki257) April 14, 2017
They ridiculed the idea of bacon being “Muslim Kryptonite”
— Louis Barfe (@AlanKelloggs) April 14, 2017
Someone pointed out how this rebel without a cause lacked common sense
@AwkwardMuslim He only knows to raise his middle finger, not use his brain.
— Misbah Irfan (@always_inspires) April 14, 2017
A new term was coined – haramify
@AwkwardMuslim He thinks he can haramify if?
— Kitty ☤ (@NotYourHijabae) April 14, 2017
Pictorial depictions were shared
— Nader (@BonsaiSky) April 14, 2017
Someone has completely different reservations altogether
@AwkwardMuslim Imagine hating yourself so much that you do this and then publicize it. By "this" I mean, of course, wear those shorts.
— (((SAB))) (@sualbu) April 14, 2017
While someone else pointed out how Muslims really couldn’t give two shits about bacon on wrapped halal meat
— Dina (@syasyairdinaa) April 28, 2017
Some people went Boston Legal on his ass
@AwkwardMuslim If he didn't pay for the bacon he should be a the least charged with shoplifting.
— Col Smith (@Dangerman_2) April 16, 2017
Someone pointed out this possible encounter that we wish had transpired
— Hassan (@salahudeen1924) April 18, 2017
However, our collective feelings were summed up in this tweet
@AwkwardMuslim I believe we found the 2017 Douchebag of the Year!
— S'up? (@Limmersine) April 15, 2017
Undoubtedly, it’s unfortunate that people choose to be this petty and take out their anger on Muslims in such absurd ways. However, it’s refreshing to see that Muslims can take a distasteful situation, find humor in that as well and turn it around on the perpetrator. That’s exactly the kind of positivity we need to have now, anyway. Because let’s face it – an eye for an eye definitely makes the world blind.
Update: An earlier version stated that this incident may have happened in the USA, this may not have been the case therefore mention of this incident happening in the USA has been removed.