Last month a British man was sentenced to six months in jail for attacking a Muslim teen with a slab of bacon.
The incident occurred in north London on 8 June, when 36-year-old Alex Chivers hurled insults at the teen and his mother while striking the youngster with the piece of bacon.
This idiotic crime is just another example of the racism and Islamophobia which Muslims experience on a daily basis.
Thankfully, some in the Muslim community can still find levity in these worrying examples of persecution.
Take Arab Spring activist and Islamic libertarian Iyad el-Baghdadi for example.
I'm the kind of Muslim for whom cheesecake is very haram. It will really offend me if you throw cheesecake at me. D… https://t.co/zLMhTtb6JT— İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي (@İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي) 1498886662
We apologise to those with lactose intolerance.
People were very interested in Iyad's offer and wanted to know which flavour cake he would prefer to be offended by:
@Hopeiswithme Coffee cheesecake is really haram for me. Also blueberry cheesecake is absolutely blasphemous.— İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي (@İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي) 1498886944
Others then started to suggest what other desserts would personally offend them:
@iyad_elbaghdadi And chocolate truffles, I'm absolutely terrified of chocolate truffles.— 🍂Sarwat🍁Ahmad🍂 (@🍂Sarwat🍁Ahmad🍂) 1498888718
It wasn't just desserts though.
@iyad_elbaghdadi @jk_rowling shish kababs and Afghan naan are haram for me. So please Portland white supremacists throw them at me.— Aria Ahrary 🇦🇫 🏝 (@Aria Ahrary 🇦🇫 🏝) 1498948903
Some did question why racists perceive bacon to be so offensive to Muslims, which is a good question.
You see, even the worst situations can spread a little cheer and optimism.
Great job Internet.
HT CBS News
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