A Florida gun shop owner who declared his business a “Muslim Free Zone” is offering the same service to individuals. He’s selling “Muslim Free Zone” signs to customers, and it’s driving the Council on American-Islamic Relations right up the wall.
“What we are finding is that people are afraid of radical Islam. They are afraid of political correctness,” Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Citrus County, told Tampa Bay ABC affiliate WFTS.
He said he’d received thousands of calls and emails after declaring his shop to be Muslim free.
“And for every one person who disagrees with us, we have what seems like 300 or 400 that are in support,” he said.
After announcing the sale of signs to the public, the store was put on an “Islamophobia watch” by CAIR’s national headquarters. The organization tweeted:
#CAIR Islamophobia Watch: Florida gun shop owner selling “Muslim free zone” signs for homes. https://t.co/O48F3WMg7G
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) December 11, 2015
Reaction, for the most part, favored the gun store owner..
This from the unindicted coconspirators & Islamist terrorist enablers! Worry about ending Islamist savages like #ISIS instead! @CAIRNational — Joe (@JoeC1776) December 11, 2015
@CAIRNational “Islamophobia”? We aren’t scared of you. We just don’t trust you. Prove us wrong.
— First Noel (@NHolmstedt) December 11, 2015
@CAIRNational You guys have a really bad PR image currently due to all those “other” Muslims killing ppl for reasons no one seems to know ? — The Wild Olive Tree (@wildolivetree11) December 11, 2015
And any support for CAIR that popped up was summarily shot down.
@EmilieArchives yes we should ban texts/letters/signs/books that incites violence. Let’s start with the Quran
— The Wild Olive Tree (@wildolivetree11) December 11, 2015
@sganiy @CAIRNational Every Good American is bigoted against the wickedness of Godless Sharia Islam! Add me to the list. — Rachel Cohen (@RachelCohen12) December 11, 2015
But this was one of the best:
@CAIRNational Forget the sign, where can I get the tattoo
— Marcos G, MBA, PMP (@MarcosGarciaPMP) December 11, 2015
After Hallinan displayed the “Muslim Free Zone” sign at his business, the Department of Justice announced that it would investigate and CAIR filed a lawsuit.
Late last month, U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom tossed CAIR’s discrimination lawsuit against the shop owner, ruling that his actions were within his First Amendment freedom of expression rights.
Which apparently left CAIR with one option: To initiate an Islamophobia watch, whatever that means.
Watch the video, via WFTS ABC Action News.
Florida gun store owner declares shop a ‘Muslim-free zone,’ DOJ vows to investigate
‘Muslim Free Zone’ stands: Fla gun store owner vindicated, CAIR lawsuit DISMISSED
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Act like a grownup’: Drunk driver sobs when she loses plea deal by coming 4 hours late to court - July 23, 2017
- ‘I would’ve fired her the day I met her’: Glenn Beck reveals more about Tomi Lahren mess - July 23, 2017
- Canadian thug beats 74-year-old cyclist bloody with a club in road rage fit– and they say US is more violent? - July 23, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.