A new item for the ever-growing You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up file: Jihawg Ammo is “infused” with pork to intensify the fight against “Islamic terrorists”. The website of this “clever” business describes the ammo as follows:
“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.
Our Porcine Coating… is infused with the highest quality pork product made right here in…the great state of Idaho.
We at Jihawg Ammo hope you will stock up on Jihawg as a natural deterrent to the ever growing threat of radical Islam and Sharia Law…”
Oy vey, where to begin? I first thought this website was an ingenious piece of satire, a creation of The Onion or some such tongue in cheek, faux-media outlet. However, as far as I can tell, this is the real deal. And by real deal I mean idiotic as hell and produced by people with pigs feet for brains. I sincerely hope the concept is just a joke gone too far, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen someone from Idaho with a sense of humor. (Ok, that Idaho comment was a joke… I think.)
With stupid, offensive products like Jihawg Ammo (and racist t-shirts such as the design pictured at left) available for sale, it’s no wonder a small number of people of various backgrounds want to blow us up. Sheesh.
Maybe I’m overreacting but this one just rubs me the wrong way. There are more than enough right wing, gun wielding crazies in this country as is. Perhaps I should be happy some of them will waste their hard-earned money on greasy bullets.
Happy Independence Day, folks, and may your 4th of July celebration be full of joy and free of hate.