By Cory Doctorow at 2:05 pm Mon, Jun 24, 2013
The pork fat used to grease musket cartridges was a contributing cause to the Indian Rebellion of 1857 wherein Indian sepoys rebelled against the British.
“The Mutiny was a result of various grievances. However the flashpoint was reached when the soldiers were asked to bite off the paper cartridges for their rifles which they believed were greased with animal fat, namely beef and pork. This was, and is, against the religious beliefs of Hindus and Muslims, respectively.”
I think we’re missing a vital component to this story and that is “how does said paint taste?”
I’m not sure which is scarier, the notion that these folks think they’re going to be shooting muslims sometime soon or that they think pork paint is somehow going to make them more effective at it.
Maybe the scariest thing is that people this goofy have access to guns.
I think it’s obvious they don’t really believe either. What they believe is it’s good to troll Muslims, and even better if they can troll tolerant, educated people at the same time. Half of America thinks trolling is the political vanguard of the century; worse yet, they may be right.
Trolling goes way back.
Here we have Plutarch whining about how Cicero was much given to the practice…
Cicero accused Verres, the governor of Sicily, of faking Spartacus’ attempt to cross onto the island. Cicero claimed Verres was using a fake crisis as an excuse to steal from the other rich Romans who had been stealing from the world.
You have a point, but I don’t think that’s exactly the same as pork bullets.
Literal salting the earth as political rhetoric?
You can use rock salt in shotguns. Combine it with pork and the nitrates from gunpowder and you’ll get BACON. Or some kind of baloney, anyway.
The Clampetts used rock salt and bacon rind for varmints.
I think you’re giving them way too much credit.
Have you ever been to Idaho?
Coeur d’Alene once, but I know that doesn’t count.
you would think in this age of information , something like this wouldn’t happen , because that isn’t how it work in Islam , you don’t lose your chance to enter heaven if pig blood is splashed at you
Would have made the Crusade easier for Crusaders if that how it work ….
It is Haram ( forbidden ) to Eat it or use it , so raising it would be a waste , if you eat it by mistake ( mislabeling as such ) you don’t get disqualified from heaven
This is true in Judaism as well. While pork is not kosher to eat, you are welcome to wear clothing made out of pigskin. Welcome by God, that is, not PETA.
There’s also the ever-popular “if you need to eat pork, just eat pork, Allah won’t mind” exception. Buddhism has the same one, which extends to “My gracious host served pork for dinner and refusing would be impolite.”
It is obvious to the meanest intelligence that this is nothing but a ploy by under cover Islamic terrorists. Their diabolical plot to have our brave men and women in uniform smell bacon on the battlefield and promptly sit down and lick their own bullets rather than fight the enemy must never come to fruition.
As Americans, it is our responsibility to respond by outlawing bacon in the United States. Otherwise the terrorists win. The only organization with the infrastructure to do this is the TSA (the NSA is already busy listening in to our phone calls for the key words ‘tasty crunchy bacon’).
Outlaw bacon?? You, sir, sound like the enemy!
In all seriousness, these ‘gun enthusiasts’ idea only makes other gun owners’ look all the more crazy. Personally, I agree that a citizen should be able to bear arms, even if they were once a felon –not all felons are so because of violence. But the idea of making anti-Islamic bullets only smacks of hatred and keeps us all on a path of continued conflict.
Islam isn’t the problem anymore than Christendom is… Extremism is the main problem.
You, sir, may not have considered the fact that 99% of violent crimes involving guns were committed by and against people who had consumed bacon in the last 6 months. Think of the children!
In all seriousness, appreciate the response. I don’t really agree about your point regarding felons, though. Being convicted of a felony means losing right to vote and right to bear arms. I do agree that certain non-violent and victimless crimes should not be felonies. But I don’t think that the felony classification needs to be split up further, or that former felons in general should be allowed access to guns. Guessing that you and I may be on the same page here, but wanted to clarify.
As it turns out, most of the violent deaths involving guns in the last six months were committed by toddlers.
Clearly you need “Maggie’s Law”.
The only way to stop a bad toddler with a gun is a good toddler with a gun.
Or a time out.
100% of all violent crimes are committed by humans.
5 out of 6 people enjoy gang rape.
Would you care to revise that statement?
Dog on man gun violence…
The only time you can stop a bad man with bacon is with a good man with bacon.
If you were, you know, extra extra good, would salt beef suffice?
Those that would give up permanent bacon for a little bit of temporary security deserve neither security nor bacon.
i hope they taste each batch of paint to make sure it has enough pork in it. i’m also hoping it’s lead-based so that it can be symbolically white enough. (Any allegations that ingesting lead-based paint has adverse effects are a government disinformation program and should be ignored by those with the clarity of mind to craft anti-Islamic-werewolf bullets.)
Even if contact with haram foodstuffs were taken that seriously(which, outside of not eating it, I’m given to believe it isn’t) how often does anybody actually let their alleged religious strictures get in the way of tactical convenience?
(Incidentally, if anybody needs to take down a homeopath at range, I’ve got the round for you)
To be fair, he did say “at range.”
Does that make a gun a melee weapon if it’s used at point blank range?
Anything is a melee weapon if it’s used at point blank range…
If it were used as a club, maybe, but the slug still travels if you pull the trigger.
No, but wadding from a blank cartridge won’t kill you unless it’s at point blank range. :P
That’s why you have to shoot them in the stomach, because that counts as eating.
Please arrange the following ethnicities in order from biggest to smallest shitstorm if you threaten to murder them in a way that you (somehow) think will send them to Hell:
Wait, Muslims are an ethnicity now?
Or get a ninja Glock, which has bullets made of meat, ice OR typhoon…
Jihawg? Not sure if the comments here are serious, or just joining in the fun.
“The company’s website bills the bullets as “Peace Through Pork” and a
“peaceful and natural deterrent to radical Islam.” There’s a related line of apparel that feature slogans like “Put Some Ham in MoHAMed” and a target poster that says “Give Em a Spankin with some Bacon.” “
Let’s support these nice people by sending them some gifts. I bet that they’d appreciate a few Baby Jesus Butt Plugs.
I think the idea is just to add insult to the injury these would cause.
But can we be sure it wasn’t clever reasoning like from Order of the Stick? That’s what it reminded me of:
“So I thought back to all the times we got stuck together on missions, and I remembered one thing: whenever we ordered sandwiches, you always asked them to hold the pickles. But pickles are totally yummy, so I asked myself, ‘Why would Haley not want pickles on her food?'”
“And the answer you came up with was, ‘Because she’s physically vulnerable to them.'”
“Yeah! Smart, huh? Though I admit, I was sorta hoping you’d be screaming in agony from their touch by now.”
Last week I read an old pulp story about “The Spider.” The hero is trying to get a woman out of a jam in India. At one point they are ambushed in their car by “Mohammedan” assassins. “The Spider” (I forget his real name) opens up the rumble seat of his car and begins tossing the suckling pigs he had hidden there at the attackers.
Who flee, terrified of the notion of dying while in a piglet-induced state of uncleanliness.
I think this is a homage to General John J. Pershing’s apocryphal “sewing-up-dead-Muslims-in-pig-carcasses-to-keep-them-out-of-Muslim-heaven”. Ol’ Blackjack knew how to deal with problems.
Also he’s the highest ranking General in General Heaven, since he has six stars (Washington got them retro-actively in the 1950’s I think).
Pershing never even got five stars. He chose four gold stars when he was promoted to outrank the other four (silver) star generals, and in 1944 when the five-star rank was added it was with the specific caveat that Pershing’s rank of General of the Armies still outranked it.
Washington was posthumously promoted in 1976 but that doesn’t count because it’s stupid.
My dad brought Pershing up in my youth in this regards several times. It’s been bunked, http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_black_jack_pershing.htm
But that doesn’t mean people still don’t believe it….
Has anyone tried to deep-fry them yet?
Deep-fried, on a stick.
I hope that once enough morons spend money on this some influential imam speaks up and says that the pork content of the bullets is going to be a non-issue for any Muslim shot by them in combat.
Probably not a good idea to keep bacon-tipped ammunition around the house if you’re morbidly obese.
Because “obese” means “unable to stop eating everything in sight, including bullets?”
If it’s folks who do, indeed, buy these in the spirit they were intended, I fucking hope so.
Have to love the people in my neck of the woods. :) “Where the city meets the hills” Coeur d’Alene, ID is full of these kind of folks
Pork bullets? you should see my terrifying pork sword!
But can you use it on the High Holy Days?
Are you on Xtube?
Actually, I think the motivation behind this new product comes from a story of questionable origin that concerns Muslims, pigs, and bullets: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pershing.asp
This actually might be useful to keep the bullets from getting used by Halal folks. But these NRA yahoos would never consider the possibility that their bullets could be pried from their cold dead fingers.
I’d buy a gun that only shot special bullets where the manufacturer donates a portion of every sale to gun control groups.
To their credit, it’s worked before.
A relevant quote from “The Real Frank Zappa Book” by Frank Zappa:
“Let’s say we have to make some ‘show of force.’ The most common scenarios involve small guerilla or terrorist groups. Nuclear retaliation? It has been suggested by others that Aerosol Pork Grenades would be a better deterrent — Islamic martyrs are denied entrance to heaven if they show up at the gate smelling like a pig. Denial of The Big Payoff removes a certain cachet from acts of voluntary self-destruction.”
As someone on Fark commented in relation to this story…
If they think this would actually work to keep them out of Heaven, then they are acknowledging the validity of the Islamic religion. And as such, they better start bowing toward Mecca.
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