It’s good to know that at least one business in the Ground Zero neighborhood is using bacon to promote mutual tolerance among different cultures:
Pork Plant Opens Next to Mosque Next to Ground Zero
Bumble Bee Ham is opening a processing plant and deli in New York just two blocks away from Ground Zero next to a new mosque. The new location will process ham to be shipped out to Bumble Bee Hams across the country and launch a new high end deli on the ground level called “Bacon.” The feature item is a bacon burger made from ground bacon, topped with bacon served open faced on a bacon croissant with bacon ranch and a side of bacon sticks. This has set off a firestorm between many Americans and Muslims against so-called “bacon extremists.”
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Critics claim that Bumble Bee Ham is being insensitive to Muslim feelings and seeking to inflame Muslim sensibilities. Supporters swear they only wish to promote a new peaceful dialogue in Muslim/Pork relations. Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the founder of the mosque was reported in the New Pork Times saying, “Most New Yorkers find the placement of Bumble Bee Ham offensive. New York is a big city. Why can’t they just build somewhere else? If they really care about healing delicate wounds between Muslims and Pork they wouldn’t build in a location where most New Yorkers disapprove.”
A spokesman for Bumble Bee Ham responded in the New York Pork declaring, “We have no desire to inflame or insult New Yorkers by inflaming and insulting them. America stands for freedom and we fully believe in that right. Freedom doesn’t include a right to decency or good taste.”
Read the (not quite PG-13) conclusion to this story at Rancor News.
Hat tip: Apollon Zamp.