Local Winooski, Vermont restaurant Sneakers Bistro has removed a sign that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon” citing opposition from a Muslim community member and safety concerns.
The sign was put up as part of a city program that allows businesses to post an advertisement in an area where they have helped maintain city flowerbeds. The sign that read “Yield Sneakers Bacon” was removed after a woman, identifying herself as a Muslim, posted in an online community forum, stating she was personally offended by the sign, according to a WPTZ News report. WPTZ wrote that the woman who complained online called the sign “insensitive to those who do not consume pork.”
Saturday morning the restaurant posted to Facebook, “We are here to serve people BREAKFAST, not politics. We removed the sign that was located on public property as a gesture of respect for our diverse community. There were also concerns raised about safety(emphasis added). Removing it was not a difficult decision. We still love bacon. We still love eggs. Please have the political conversation elsewhere.”
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
Some responses on Twitter…
We are here to serve people BREAKFAST, not politics. We removed the sign that was located on public property as... http://t.co/RX8psKBITL— Sneakers Bistro (@Sneakers_Bistro) August 23, 2014
@Sneakers_Bistro You idiots should stop doing business on the Sabbath. It offends me. See how easy this is?— Illegal Alien (@rovibe71) August 25, 2014
. @Sneakers_Bistro evil first gets a foothold by censoring speech.. how sad that u accommodated it..— Where is Sanity? (@cat_1012000) August 24, 2014
@Sneakers_Bistro are you revamping your whole menu to appease every religion? Or r u just kissing Muslim behind?— Edward Placencia (@eplacentia) August 24, 2014
Former deputy director of the CIA Mike Morell warned Sunday that “over the long term — two and a half, three years — we need to worry about a 9/11-style attack by ISIS.”
Appearing Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” Morell broke down the radical Islamic terror group’s short and long-term threats to the United States.
“I think there’s three things we have to worry about,” he said. “Two are short-term, one is long-term.”
Meanwhile, the famous Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the burgeoning Islamist threat, which has been attacked by American warplanes after nearly reaching the Kurdish capital of Irbil earlier this month.
“I think you’ve got to look at what’s the threat,” Woodward said. “There’s a big debate in the intelligence community about whether ISIS is going to send people to the United States to attack here.”
“Let’s remember,” he continued. “I hate to go back to 9/11, but it’s a critical turning point here. Mohammed Ata, the leader of the 19 hijackers, spent — as best we have been able to tell — $400,000 on that attack. It was pretty cheap. He came here a year before, planned it in a very sophisticated way.”
“And if you have a very aggressive, unfortunately, talented middle manager like that, you can do something very, very serious,” Woodward warned. “And everyone says ISIS has got more money, and has this vengeance quotient.”
Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.
“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “The police department hasn’t changed a single tactic — they haven’t announced a shift in policy or of course — and yet you have these incredible numbers.”
As of July 29 the state had 83,183 applications for concealed carry and had issued 68,549 licenses. By the end of the year, Mr. Pearson estimates, 100,000 Illinois citizens will be packing. When Illinois began processing requests in January, gun training and shooting classes — which are required for the application — were filling up before the rifle association was able to schedule them, Mr. Pearson said.
“The temperature would be 40 below, and you’d have these guys out on the range, having to crack off the ice from their guns to see the target,” Mr. Pearson said. “But they’d do it, because they were that passionate about getting their license.”
The demand has slowed this summer, but Mr. Pearson expects the state to issue about 300,000 concealed carry permits when all is said and done.
Read the full article at The Washington Times.
A forensic analysis commissioned by The UK Times found many irregularities in the video — making it appear to not be the actual execution of the doomed freelancer. The analysis concluded that Foley was beheaded, but it possibly did not occur on camera.
“I think it has been staged,” one visual forensics expert said in The Times report. “My feeling is that the execution may have happened after the camera was stopped.”
Two major oddities in the video made the forensic analysts consider the alleged execution phony. There was no blood shed while the British-accented jihadi made several cuts to the neck of Foley, no incision can be seen, and the sounds made by the journalist are not consistent with other beheadings. There also appears to be some sort of blip during Foley’s speech that may indicate the freelancer was forced to repeat a line in his on-screen monologue.
The alleged killer in the film — believed to be a British-born rapper turned terrorist – might possibly not be Foley’s real executioner and was simply selected to give their message to an English-speaking audience, The Guardian reports.
Read the full story at The Daily Caller.