Muslims everywhere are pissed off after this Halloween season, and they have taken to letting everyone know about it. After seeing a Halloween costume that they didn’t quite like, it’s sparked an outcry – but this is one you have to see to believe.
The costume was reportedly worn at a party somewhere around Penn State University. Although the man in the photo is unidentified at the current time, he was depicted wearing a Saudi Arabian head covering and a vest holding two bottles of Jägermeister and several cans of Red Bull.
For those unaware, these two ingredients are often used to make a mixed drink often seen at parties called “Jager Bombs.” By dropping a shot of Jagermeister into a glass of Red Bull, partiers then down both drinks at once, resulting in a booze-fueled time.
Of course, the fact that the ingredients held on his vest create what is called a “Jager Bomb,” his costume is a play on words, poking fun at Muslim extremists as a whole. As one would imagine though, so-called “moderate” Muslims everywhere are pissed off about it (*yawn* what else is new?).
In fact, several were so mad, they took to Yeti – a social media platform that links college students from across the globe, showing images of student life – in order to express their frustrations. Unfortunately for them, their outrage backfired rather significantly, as the man who took the photo turned out to be Saudi Arabian.
You see, here’s my problem – if so-called “moderate” Muslims so strongly oppose the mindset of extremist Muslims, then why are they offended when someone pokes fun at the extremists. If someone pokes fun at Westboro Baptist Church, that doesn’t bother me one bit, because that group doesn’t represent true Christians. Their actions are not supported by the Bible.
On the other hand, Islamic extremism stems from the religion’s “holy” book. This is why Muslims were “offended.” They are commanded to kill the nonbelievers.
I mean, look at it this way — if someone poked fun at beliefs other than yours, would you be offended? You might think something said was rude, sure, but personally offended? I don’t think so.
So, again, if extremists and moderates hold different beliefs, why are the moderates offended by fun poked at extremists? As a Christian, I wouldn’t take issue with someone pointing out the wrongs of Westboro Baptist Church members by creating a costume to display their perversions of our beliefs, and I don’t think other Christians would either.
The problem here is that extremism isn’t all that far off from what the so-called “moderates” believe. Most of them support the implementation of Sharia law. Of course, the fact that they learn from the same text only helps bring that point home even more. They can say that extremists are perverting the words of their “prophet,” but when they take offense to those mocking extremist behavior, something is clearly off.
Unfortunately for Muslims and liberals alike, here in America, they need to get one thing through their thick heads – this is America the free. Americans are free to do as we please, so long as it falls within the confines of the law and doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. You don’t have a right to not be offended. If you don’t like that reality, go somewhere else.