Thinking Out Loud

June 24, 2013

Now You Can Do Something More Than Just Kill Someone

Filed under: current events — Tags: , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:39 am

Drew Marshall‘s guest on Saturday was Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service and for a brief moment as they discussed this story, I thought perhaps it was Drew’s April 1st show or something. But if you click that link, there are actual pictures of the product in question: Bullets that do more than just wounding or killing, they determine the victim’s eternal destiny.

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Still angry about the idea of an Islamic cultural center opening near Ground Zero, a group of Idaho gun enthusiasts decided to fight back with a new line of pork-laced bullets.

South Fork Industries, based in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, claims its ammunition, called Jihawg Ammo, is a “defensive deterrent to those who violently act in the name of Islam.”

The bullets are coated in pork-infused paint, which the company states makes the ammo “haram,” or unclean, and therefore will keep a Muslim who’s shot with one of the bullets from entering paradise.

“With Jihawg Ammo, you don’t just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell. That should give would-be martyrs something to think about before they launch an attack. If it ever becomes necessary to defend yourself and those around you our ammo works on two levels,” the company said in a press release earlier this month.

We didn’t see that one coming. Neither did the Geneva Convention. A bullet that does more than kill. Well, maybe. The RNS story goes on:

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.

“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…

Read the whole story, with a 3-minute video at Religion News Service.

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