I held off on this post for weeks, until the Daily Mail let the pig out of the blanket. Now seems as good a time as any to reveal that “The makers of Silver Bullet Gun Oil claim it contains 13 per cent USDA liquefied pig fat thus making the product ‘a highly effective counter-Islamic terrorist force multiplier.’ The apparent owner of the gun oil site, who goes by the name ‘The Midnight Rider,’ explains how the pig fat will transfer onto anything the bullet strikes. This ‘effectively denies entry to Allah’s paradise to an Islamo-fascist terrorist.'” Clever sales angle, but how do we get from unbridled capitalism to Osama Bin Laden?
A spokesman for the U.S. Army’s weapons-procurement command told the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch – a not-for-profit that monitors the evolving problem of online bigotry – that he was unfamiliar with Silver Bullet, ‘though he conceded that a soldier or marine could theoretically purchase the oil on his or her own and use it on the battlefield.’
I’ve seen Yoga teachers who couldn’t stretch like that. Still, props to Silver Bullet and The Daily Mail for doing their best to offend and please as many people as possible.