There’s a restaurant in Lonsdale, Minnesota, ironically called Treats Family Restaurant, that recently posted a sign advertising food, ice cream, and racism
The sign was put up just days after a lethal ISIS-inspired lone wolf stabbing that injured ten people in a shopping mall in Minnesota.
As you might imagine, people found this offensive, but some still also tried to find a little humor in it, playing Devil’s advocate.
They joke, but it just shows the absurdity of the reality.
*Shows up to diner in tux and top hat: "Yes, I'm here for "Muslims Get Out."
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) September 20, 2016
chocolate sundaes halfoff oh btw get out muslims https://t.co/p1fsAaUlcj
— ahmed ali akbar (@radbrowndads) September 20, 2016
There was so much negativity around the sign that it actually made the local news, where owner Dan Ruedinger claims the sign “is not racist” and blamed the “politically-correct” for taking it the wrong way.
“I didn’t want to put ‘terrorist’ on the board, so we were going to put ‘Muslim extremist,’ but we didn’t have room on the board,” he said.
“People started taking it the wrong way and thinking we were against Muslims in general and we’re not, quite the opposite,” he continued. “We are not racist.”
OK. Thanks for clearing that up.
Police have been called to the scene as violence flared up between the owners of the restaurant and protesters, but others are there because they agree with the sentiment.
Ruedinger said he welcomed any and all patrons as long as “they come in here and be nice”.
Except, you know, Muslims.
They can get out.