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PORCINE PURVEYORS

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Submitted by E.J. Shafer (United States), Mar 19, 2007 at 20:44

As President Reagan saild "well, here we go again". In this context I am referring to the checkout clerks at a Minneapolis Target store who refused to handle packaged foods which contained pork. Can't help but speculate how one such a clerk would react when told that their life depended on a physician replacing a defective heart valve with a "porcine" valve?

Recently it was the brouhaha created by Muslim taxi drivers who would not transport passengers carrying any form of "spiritus fermenti" In this instance the city officials pandered to these muslims instead of revoking their permits or just sending to the end of the line of waiting taxis. Now I ask sarcastically "if a muslim taxi driver knew that my heart valve was of porcine origin, would he be justified in refusing me transportation"?

Were I an executive of the Dayton Hudson corporation which owns the Target stores, my immediate order would be to fire the clerks for not fulfilling their responsibilities to the store and to the customers of the store. There is no valid justification for the imposition of Sharia, the Islamic legal code, on the customers of Target by some ill advised clerk who is not aware of the truth about Islam and porcine critters. Only the consumption of pork is prohibited. No other edict on the subject exists unless some unknown Imman or Mullah has issued a hadith mandating that even touching a product of porcine origin will condemn the perpetrator to the eternal fires of hell..

There is an oft repeated British phrase "the thin edge of the wedge" which bears a similar connotation to "don't let the camel get his nose into the tent". Both having the same meaning as "if you give an inch you will ultimately give a mile" By permitting the imposition of Islamic beliefs on our society "a little at a time" we will one day lose our identity as reasoning and free thinking people.

The concept of Sharia has no place in our freedom loving democracy!!!

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