In please stop making us look bad news, a company in Idaho is selling pork-laced ammunition as a deterrent to radical Islamic terrorists. The concept is that the thought of being shot with pork, which is 'haram' (unclean), will deter extremists from committing terrorist acts with the fear of not being able to enter paradise. It might be one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard.
Shannon Dunn, assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, said South Fork's concept is based on an inaccurate understanding of the Quran.
"There is no penalty for coming into contact with pork given by the Quran," she said, pointing to verses that prohibit the consumption of pork and carrion that are reminiscent of Jewish dietary laws outlined in Leviticus.
"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."
First of all, how often is John Q. Potatofarmer in Idaho actually fighting off radical Islamic terrorists? Are they sneaking onto the farm at night and ruining his crops? Secondly, can you please stop making the rest of us look bad? It's like you're trying to fight fire with retarded.
Thanks to Medi, who's a firm believer pork belongs on breakfast plates, not bullets.