“We at Jihawg Ammo hope you will stock up on Jihawg as a natural deterrent to the ever growing threat of radical Islam and Sharia Law,” the company says on its website.
A leading Muslim civil liberties organization was quick to dismiss the product as a stunt pulled by “publicity-seeking idiots.”
“It’s the same old bizarre nonsense,” said Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “These people are trying to take advantage of Islamophobia to sell products and make a quick buck.”
“These are the same type of people who buy into anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, the same people who think that Sharia law is going to take over America,” Hooper continued, “they are publicity seeking idiots.”
In addition to ammunition, the company also sells apparel with slogans like “Put Some HAM in MoHAMed!” and “Do 72 Virgins a Favor.”
Jihawg Ammo says it was founded in response to outrage towards the mosque being built near Ground Zero.
There is little evidence in Islamic texts to support the idea that strict Muslims would go to hell for touching pork.
The Quran 2:173 says “…whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him…” which has been interpreted by some scholars to mean that Muslims can eat pork if they either do not know it is pork or if it is a necessity for seeing of starvation.
Jihawg’s porcine-slathered ammo is not unprecedented.
One prominent episode occurred during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 when British-trained Indian soldiers called sepoys tried