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2013-06-15 04:50:14 PM

ongbok: jaytkay: TheJoe03: give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?

Sharika

[fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 317x480]

That is Shakira and she is of Lebanese decent.


Her family's sexual orientation isn't really relevant here.
 
2013-06-15 04:50:41 PM

FirstNationalBastard: ongbok: jethro1138: Now I might be wrong, but in that photo is she not surrounded by alcohol, which is also forbidden by Islam?...

/vegetarian
//if someone offered me bacon (again) I am fully capable of appreciating the sentiment and refusing.

It depends on what interpretation on Islam the person follows. Just like Christianity there are fundamental, moderate and liberal interpretations. Some people believe it is a sin to drink any alcohol, some believe you can drink but not to intoxication, and some don't follow either of those.

Another thing is if you unknowingly offend somebody, and they bring it to your attention, then you apologize. You don't respond in the manner that this guy did. Doing so shows that you are an self absorbed asshole who probably will have problems working with others.

Ah, but she didn't bring it to his attention. She went to her boss to complain. If she had brought it directly to his attention, we probably wouldn't be having this discussion.

/of course, that's assuming this article is even real.
//I've got a watermelon, who wants to have a picnic?


Continuing our sidebar...

I just checked the schedule for our local minor league ballclub because my Father-in-law is coming to town, and he wants to catch a game...


...and it's Watermelon Night!


i555.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-15 04:51:15 PM

ongbok: So why then did he tell her supervisor to sod off instead of explaining to him that he didn't mean it and offering an apology?


Because the supervisor wouldn't accept it as a mistake, but kept pushing him to admit to some kind of wrongdoing.  After enough of that, I'd tell him to sod off too.

Mr Hunt said: 'When the manager called me, I was driving and I got increasingly exasperated as he kept telling me I should admit to my wrongdoing for referring to bacon sandwiches.

Or maybe the supervisor was short (sorry, I mean "vertically challenged") and thought Mr. Hunt was calling him "sawed off"?
 
2013-06-15 04:53:37 PM

gilgigamesh: I'd put my shofar in her mezuzah.

Oh great. Now I've managed to piss off Jews and Muslims.


WTF dude?  As a Jew, I am highly offended.

/the mezuzah goes in the shofar!
//I'd tie her up with my tefillin, if you know what I mean
 
2013-06-15 04:54:24 PM
Get used to it man.
 
2013-06-15 04:55:18 PM
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2013-06-15 04:55:22 PM

honk: ongbok: So why then did he tell her supervisor to sod off instead of explaining to him that he didn't mean it and offering an apology?

Because the supervisor wouldn't accept it as a mistake, but kept pushing him to admit to some kind of wrongdoing.  After enough of that, I'd tell him to sod off too.

Mr Hunt said: 'When the manager called me, I was driving and I got increasingly exasperated as he kept telling me I should admit to my wrongdoing for referring to bacon sandwiches.

Or maybe the supervisor was short (sorry, I mean "vertically challenged") and thought Mr. Hunt was calling him "sawed off"?


Or he could have been an asshole like many people in this thread and had the attitude that he isn't going to apologize if he accidentally offended her and that is what the supervisor was trying to get him to admit and do.
 
2013-06-15 04:55:27 PM

JWideman: And we're supposed to know that's a Muslim name how? If I didn't see her picture, I'd figure she was African-American.


The thing is that he DID see her, and she looks Middle Eastern, I'd guess Persian. I don't think the bacon thing is offensive on its own, but using a little common sense and tact would have prevented all the BS.
 
2013-06-15 04:56:58 PM
A spokesman for Reed said: 'Due to inappropriate comments made to members of our staff during the recruitment process before Mr Hunt started his new role we have unfortunately decided that we do not feel we can represent this client further.

'A senior manager from the Reed team spoke to Mr Hunt via telephone following an inappropriate comment made to a member of staff before he was due to start in the role.

'During that conversation, Mr Hunt made further inappropriate comments.



Sounds like he had more to say than simply offering to buy sandwiches.
 
2013-06-15 04:57:07 PM

AcesFull: Really!  Nice..Very very nice.  The girl/girl thing does wonders for me.


Shakira will always be my celebrity crush.
 
2013-06-15 04:58:02 PM
Well I for one would be offended and refuse to work for anyone who doesnt eat bacon sandwiches.
 
2013-06-15 04:58:26 PM

mike_d85: I once said "camel jockey" at work on accident. True story. I was talking to a Moroccan guy to boot. We were having a conversation about camel races. No one was offended, nothing happened and there is no point to this story.


I am not familiar with that term as a racist expression. I think I saw a racist dictionary online once and was not familiar with the majority of terms. I think many might be regional.

Addressing many other comments in this thread:
As a Canadian, I am only familiar with the black people/watermelon thing from the internet (and sites like Fark that bring it up a lot). I really don't understand that one at all because I love watermelon. I'm pretty sure 95% of the population likes watermelon. To offer to bring watermelon to a picnic is a great thing because it's a sure crowd-pleaser. I'd hate to be a black American who feels uncomfortable eating watermelon around non-blacks because they'd be waiting for someone to make a comment.
 
2013-06-15 04:59:41 PM

WTFDYW: rumpelstiltskin: serial_crusher: rumpelstiltskin: It sounds like they gave him a chance to say, "Look, I didn't realize I offended her. Let me apologize", and he took the opportunity to tell them to "sod off". I'm sure the NHS appreciates the fact the staffing firm will look for someone else to fill the position.

I'm glad he took a stand.  "I'm sorry you're offended" is cheapening apologies.  If he's not actually sorry for what he said (and he has no reason to be), he should be telling them to "sod off".

If it really was innocuous, then he should feel sorry for offending her.
I'm not British, I can't claim to know for sure how they insult each other over there, but I bet he said it the same way I might say to a random black person, "I'll bring the watermelon to your picnic." I know damned well that would insult the black person, and if I were to say it, it's because that would be what I wanted to accomplish. No apology would be in order. On the other hand, if I didn't know how insensitive that would be, then I would feel bad about insulting him. It's not his fault he got insulted. It's my fault, and I would accept responsibility.
All that said, you're right, it's good things played out as they did. It's good that everyone involved knows what a prick this guy is, and it's good they don't want anything to do with him. It's a shame this asshole is almost 60 years old and hasn't learned to treat other people with respect yet, and it's sad that he still needs to keep working and he's finding that causes him trouble in his efforts. But that's all beside the point.

The difference is.......... Wait for it.......... YOU CAN TELL WHAT COLOR A PERSON IS! You CANNOT tell what their religious belief is. GET IT?

/TVM


I don't know what TVM means.
But apparently you don't know what it means for a white person to tell a black guy "I'll bring watermelon to your picnic."
Every black person in America knows what it means. It doesn't mean, "Hey, free watermelon!"
It means, "I know you're black, and the reason I bring this up is because that means I'm better than you."
Sure, when we're talking amongst friends, when we're joking around with people we're comfortable with, it's not going to be parsed that way. But if you say it to a stranger, you'd better believe it may be taken as a racist statement, or you might get your ass kicked. Or worse, if stories are to be believed.
Now, when we talk about a person's religion, that's not as obvious as a person's skin color. But that doesn't make the insult less egregious; it makes it more so. "You can't fool me, I know you're Muslim. And that means I'm better than you."

 I don't disagree that sometimes people are too sensitive. I don't disagree that innocent comments can hurt people. What I do disagree with is the idea that anyone can hurt someone else and turn around and say, "fark you, I didn't mean it. I'm not responsible." That bullshiat. That's the mentality of a three year old who rests his face on his hand with the middle finger pointed out and tells his mother he's not flipping her off.
 
2013-06-15 05:00:01 PM
We live in a time where even bringing up food is cause for outrage. yay.
 
2013-06-15 05:01:51 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ok, ok... no bacon sammich

/how about ham?


"No."
 
2013-06-15 05:03:18 PM

Bedstead Polisher: As a Canadian, I am only familiar with the black people/watermelon thing from the internet (and sites like Fark that bring it up a lot). I really don't understand that one at all because I love watermelon.


I wear a pointy hood and carry a noose around with me. Nobody should be offended. If they are, they should sod off.

Christian sects in Spain have worn pointy hoods for centuries. Ropes are merely tools, like the lines on a sailboat.
 
2013-06-15 05:04:35 PM

BarkingUnicorn: rumpelstiltskin: She's in the business of selling people. She told her superior, "Look, I think this guy might be defective."  Her superior followed up on it, and was told to sod off. Her superior concluded that the product was indeed defective, and withdrew it from the shelf.

Bingo.  To the staffing firm the guy isn't human.  They're in the "talent" business, not the people business.


That's the sanest argument against my position that this guy should get farked that there is.
Which doesn't change my position, but I'm not going to argue it. The world is what it is, and I don't make the rules.
 
2013-06-15 05:04:58 PM

ongbok: jaytkay: TheJoe03: give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?

Sharika

[fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 317x480]

That is Shakira and she is of Lebanese decent.


Her mother is Spanish and Italian.
 
2013-06-15 05:05:39 PM
jshine:
...and in context, it seems absurd to conclude that this was intended to be offensive.  Bacon is not exactly an uncommon breakfast food.

What you're missing is the obvious. I have asked people to dine with me, and never once in doing so have I mentioned only one particular type of food. "Come and have breakfast with me" is a lot more common than "come and have two eggs over easy with buttered toast and hash browns on the side with orange juice".
Even if it was a habit of his to specifically point out exactly what kind of food he was going to eat at all times like some strange OCD child, why did he choose bacon?

Someone who is prone to saying stupid sh*t like that is not a person I would want working for me or interacting with my customers. If you can't think before you open your piehole it makes both my business and me look bad, and I can't afford that. No job for you.
 
2013-06-15 05:10:41 PM

ongbok: jaytkay: TheJoe03: give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?

Sharika

[fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 317x480]

That is Shakira and she is of Lebanese decent.


Holy shiat. I hate Lebanese people because I don't know much about them except for that fact that they aren't very white, but I would hit that so hard it would make a date with Chris Brown and Rihanna look tame.
 
2013-06-15 05:11:45 PM

jaytkay: Bedstead Polisher: As a Canadian, I am only familiar with the black people/watermelon thing from the internet (and sites like Fark that bring it up a lot). I really don't understand that one at all because I love watermelon.

I wear a pointy hood and carry a noose around with me. Nobody should be offended. If they are, they should sod off.

Christian sects in Spain have worn pointy hoods for centuries. Ropes are merely tools, like the lines on a sailboat.


I don't understand your comment. Anyway, if black people love watermelon so much, why would people offer to bring it to a picnic/BBQ hosted by a black person? If they love watermelon so much, they'd already have it!
 
2013-06-15 05:12:09 PM

Somacandra: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Maybe he shouldn't have assumed she wasn't? Making assumptions about people's dietary/religious habits when you don't know them is rude. When I ask people over for dinner or go out with colleagues, the first question you ask is whether there are any places or foods to avoid for allergic or cultural or religious reasons. Its bloody well common courtesy. If he wanted to tell them to sod off rather than admit he was rude then that's his choice. Quit whining that you lost your contract because of your own rudeness. Grow up and act like an adult.


He was rude?  For offering to buy a food?  A common British breakfast food?  Even if she is Muslim, she lives in England.  Shouldn't she be aware of the practices of the people of the country she lives in?  Isn't she the one being rude by assuming he meant an insult instead of a genuine offer to pay for part of breakfast?

What if he said, "I'll buy the drinks"?  Would she be offended at that?  Colloquially 'drink' can mean 'alcoholic beverage'.   Would she have been upset that he offered to buy her alcohol?  'Cause Muslims aren't supposed to drink alcohol either.

He did the right thing.  Her boss called, and he explained himself about the comment.  They shouldn't have continued to push the matter.  His explanation should have been apology enough.  They were the ones unwillingly to accept it.
 
2013-06-15 05:18:47 PM

FloydA: This being the Daily Fail, I am reasonably sure that the photographs are of actual people. Beyond that, it gets iffy.


It appears one of the photos helps define exactly what a "bacon sarnie" is.  A choice sampling of British cuisine, apparently.  No wonder the sun has set on the British Empire.
 
2013-06-15 05:22:36 PM

give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?


It doesn't sound Muslim so much as it sounds different and so you shouldn't make assumptions about who the person is.
 
2013-06-15 05:37:39 PM

give me doughnuts: ongbok: jaytkay: TheJoe03: give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?

Sharika

[fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 317x480]

That is Shakira and she is of Lebanese decent.

Her mother is Spanish and Italian.


She's Colombian.
 
2013-06-15 05:37:40 PM

rewind2846: jshine:
...and in context, it seems absurd to conclude that this was intended to be offensive.  Bacon is not exactly an uncommon breakfast food.

What you're missing is the obvious. I have asked people to dine with me, and never once in doing so have I mentioned only one particular type of food. "Come and have breakfast with me" is a lot more common than "come and have two eggs over easy with buttered toast and hash browns on the side with orange juice".
Even if it was a habit of his to specifically point out exactly what kind of food he was going to eat at all times like some strange OCD child, why did he choose bacon?

Someone who is prone to saying stupid sh*t like that is not a person I would want working for me or interacting with my customers. If you can't think before you open your piehole it makes both my business and me look bad, and I can't afford that. No job for you.


Bacon sandwiches are a common item in the UK. It was said in a joking manner and could have been resolved right there and then by two adults. One person decided it was jihad worthy and had to escalate the whole thing. I'm glad the guy didn't apologize, I wouldn't want to work for a crybaby company such as that. Also it was not a racist statement as Muslim is not a race.
 
2013-06-15 05:38:01 PM
Gotta love the keyword listing up top there.....
More: Stupid, Muslims,

In all reality, he should've DOH'd and apologized.

The Muslim woman should've replied "I am Muslim and don't eat bacon, but I accept your comment in the spirit in which it was given."
BUT OH NO that would be a Muslim behaving like a Buddhist (or Hindu) and we can't have that!
 
2013-06-15 05:40:33 PM

ongbok: Or he could have been an asshole like many people in this thread and had the attitude that he isn't going to apologize if he accidentally offended her and that is what the supervisor was trying to get him to admit and do.


And that's wrong of the supervisor. No one should EVER apologize for accidentally offending anyone. An apology denotes that one did something  wrong. But if it's truly an accident, no wrongdoing took place. A lot of time people apologize with the whole "I'm sorry you got offended" thing as a cop out. But in this case that would have been the right answer. The only one with a problem was the recruiter. She's the one who had an emotional reaction to something normal, unintentional and good-spirited. She's the one who is in the wrong. No apology is due.

If she can't keep her emotions out of the workplace, she needs to find a new job.
 
2013-06-15 05:42:27 PM
Considering that this happened in the UK, shouldn't the dude have offered her a Spam sarnie instead??
 
2013-06-15 05:51:28 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: give me doughnuts: ongbok: jaytkay: TheJoe03: give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?

Sharika

[fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 317x480]

That is Shakira and she is of Lebanese decent.

Her mother is Spanish and Italian.

She's Colombian.


What's important is the girl can shake what she's got. This gif dump proves it. Probably NSFW
 
2013-06-15 05:56:16 PM

Somacandra: Making assumptions about people's dietary/religious habits when you don't know them is rude.


No it isn't. It may be a little thoughtless, but that's all. Not nearly as rude as accusing someone of racism unjustifiably, particularly if you don't have the courtesy to do it to their face.

This is the polite conversation ...

She: OK, see you there for breakfast
He: No problem. I'll get the bacon sarnies
She: Not for me, I'm afraid. I'm Jewish / Muslim / vegetarian / coeliac / just not very fond of bacon
He: No problem. Just let me know what you'd like
She: Sure. See you.

Of course, this is the Daily Mail, so it problem never happened.
 
2013-06-15 06:12:39 PM
astouffer:
Bacon sandwiches are a common item in the UK. It was said in a joking manner and could have been resolved right there and then by two adults. One person decided it was jihad worthy and had to escalate the whole thing. I'm glad the guy didn't apologize, I wouldn't want to work for a crybaby company such as that. Also it was not a racist statement as Muslim is not a race.

Another one with poor reading comprehension. Maybe it would help if you go back and read what I wrote first, but I'll answer.

1. Bacon sandwiches are pretty common in the united states too (gosh), but when I invite someone to breakfast I usually (never) tell them exactly what food I'm going to have. And Muslims have been in Britain for decades now, so their religious/dietary preferences are well known to anyone with more than two working brain cells who hasn't been living in a cave. So answer the question: why did this brain trust feel the need to specify exactly what kind of food the meal might contain, and choose a product which was offensive to the Muslim faith? And don't give me that bullsh*t about "he didn't know she might be Muslim"... when in doubt, err on the side of possibility. It's called "thinking".
If I met a guy named "Goldberg", does he need to wear a yarmulke for me to think twice about offering him a pork chop? No, I'm going to assume he's a Jew that keeps kosher unless he tells me otherwise.

2. You seem to be inferring that I wrote that what he said was "racist". Feeling a little defensive are we?

3. Freedom of speech comes with freedom for speech. You are responsible for what comes out of your head and out of your mouth. If you believe that people should be able to say whatever they want, then you must also believe that they should be able to deal with the societal impact for what they say. You don't get to be a moron without repercussions.

4. Unless you know that I'm in on the joke, don't assume that what you say to me will be understood as a joke. Think first, then speak, not the other way around.
 
2013-06-15 06:13:38 PM

Somacandra: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Maybe he shouldn't have assumed she wasn't? Making assumptions about people's dietary/religious habits when you don't know them is rude. When I ask people over for dinner or go out with colleagues, the first question you ask is whether there are any places or foods to avoid for allergic or cultural or religious reasons. Its bloody well common courtesy. If he wanted to tell them to sod off rather than admit he was rude then that's his choice. Quit whining that you lost your contract because of your own rudeness. Grow up and act like an adult.


Are many muslims halaal eaters? Sure. As a resident near the largest muslim area in the country I can say a whole heck of a lot of them eat pork or get drunk.

I agree that asking is a good call, but getting pissy over the offer of bacon is retarded.
 
2013-06-15 06:16:02 PM

jaytkay: TheJoe03: give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?

Sharika

[fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 317x480]


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-15 06:33:30 PM
Wouldn't it in fact be racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish...must be a Muslim!" ?
 
2013-06-15 06:35:47 PM
this biatch should be fired and deported
 
2013-06-15 06:43:00 PM

rumpelstiltskin: serial_crusher: rumpelstiltskin: It sounds like they gave him a chance to say, "Look, I didn't realize I offended her. Let me apologize", and he took the opportunity to tell them to "sod off". I'm sure the NHS appreciates the fact the staffing firm will look for someone else to fill the position.

I'm glad he took a stand.  "I'm sorry you're offended" is cheapening apologies.  If he's not actually sorry for what he said (and he has no reason to be), he should be telling them to "sod off".

If it really was innocuous, then he should feel sorry for offending her.
I'm not British, I can't claim to know for sure how they insult each other over there, but I bet he said it the same way I might say to a random black person, "I'll bring the watermelon to your picnic." I know damned well that would insult the black person, and if I were to say it, it's because that would be what I wanted to accomplish. No apology would be in order. On the other hand, if I didn't know how insensitive that would be, then I would feel bad about insulting him. It's not his fault he got insulted. It's my fault, and I would accept responsibility.
All that said, you're right, it's good things played out as they did. It's good that everyone involved knows what a prick this guy is, and it's good they don't want anything to do with him. It's a shame this asshole is almost 60 years old and hasn't learned to treat other people with respect yet, and it's sad that he still needs to keep working and he's finding that causes him trouble in his efforts. But that's all beside the point.


seriously... what a prick that he didn't notice the Muslim neon sign floating above her head.... oh wait.
 
2013-06-15 06:46:41 PM

emtbiz: deported


You assume all non-white people in the UK are foreigners?
 
2013-06-15 06:51:09 PM

Almea Tarrant: Wouldn't it in fact be racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish...must be a Muslim!" ?


No, it wouldn't be "racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish... might be a Muslim! Maybe I shouldn't say the stupid thing about feeding her bacon that is about to come out of my mouth."

See what I did there? The bold is the key.
 
2013-06-15 06:52:08 PM

emtbiz: this biatch should be fired and deported


And on that bombshell...goodnight!
 
2013-06-15 06:53:56 PM

rumpelstiltskin: TuteTibiImperes: Somacandra: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Maybe he shouldn't have assumed she wasn't? Making assumptions about people's dietary/religious habits when you don't know them is rude. When I ask people over for dinner or go out with colleagues, the first question you ask is whether there are any places or foods to avoid for allergic or cultural or religious reasons. Its bloody well common courtesy. If he wanted to tell them to sod off rather than admit he was rude then that's his choice. Quit whining that you lost your contract because of your own rudeness. Grow up and act like an adult.

She could have also just said to him 'Thank you for the offer, but I'm Muslim and I don't eat pork (or just told him she didn't eat pork without going into why)" at which point he would have likely offered to bring something else for her instead.  She didn't need to go complain to his superiors about what was essentially a friendly offer to bring breakfast.

Whenever I've went somewhere with coworkers there's never been a Q&A session beforehand of what each person can and can't eat, if you have an issue with where everyone's going, you're expected to speak up.

I didn't read that she complained to his superiors. I read that she complained to her superiors.
She's in the business of selling people. She told her superior, "Look, I think this guy might be defective."  Her superior followed up on it, and was told to sod off. Her superior concluded that the product was indeed defective, and withdrew it from the shelf.
It doesn't even matter whether or not she "chose", as some have put it, to be offended. What matters is that the guy is a dick.


what matters is that they were not listening to him... if you had RFTA you would have noticed he did try to explain what actually happened: "When the manager called me, I was driving and I got increasingly exasperated as he kept telling me I should admit to my wrongdoing for referring to bacon sandwiches."

So after noticing the manager had a listening problem, he told him to "sod off"... as would most normal people when confronted with someone of stunted intelligence trying to make them appologize for an innocent comment. It would take someone as dumb as a box of stumps to think this man intentionally insulted his interviewer after being told he was getting the job of (USD equivalent) $75,0000.00 + per year.
 
2013-06-15 06:57:22 PM
This recruiter sounds like an oversensitive biatch. How the hell was he supposed to know she was a Muslim? She should have just said "no thanks, I am muslim". Way to make a federal case of it.
 
2013-06-15 06:59:13 PM

rewind2846: Almea Tarrant: Wouldn't it in fact be racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish...must be a Muslim!" ?

No, it wouldn't be "racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish... might be a Muslim! Maybe I shouldn't say the stupid thing about feeding her bacon that is about to come out of my mouth."

See what I did there? The bold is the key.


I do, I do see what you did there.  Changed what I said and completely missed the point.
 
2013-06-15 07:17:53 PM

Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?  Guess he should have offered vegetarian baked beans on toast.  Life lesson learned.  Oh and SOD off!


And moreover, supposed to know they don't eat bacon? I had no idea until I started dating one.  Most white people (myself included) know nothing about other cultures/religions, unfortunately.
 
2013-06-15 07:29:08 PM

give me doughnuts: Bucky Katt: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?

Her name just might have been a clue.


What part of  "Sharika Sicarnie"  sounds the most Muslim?


Sounds more Jersey shore to me than Mooslim.
 
2013-06-15 07:34:41 PM

CWeinerWV: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?  Guess he should have offered vegetarian baked beans on toast.  Life lesson learned.  Oh and SOD off!

And moreover, supposed to know they don't eat bacon? I had no idea until I started dating one.  Most white people (myself included) know nothing about other cultures/religions, unfortunately.


Nonsense.  Your friends must never go outside.
 
2013-06-15 07:36:29 PM
I believe that if more people tried bacon, there would be more peace in the world.

Because the Holy Land would be like totes Xian.

/DEUS VULT!
 
2013-06-15 07:39:09 PM

Almea Tarrant: rewind2846: Almea Tarrant: Wouldn't it in fact be racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish...must be a Muslim!" ?

No, it wouldn't be "racist/bigoted/prejudiced/whatever for him to assume "Hey she's brownish... might be a Muslim! Maybe I shouldn't say the stupid thing about feeding her bacon that is about to come out of my mouth."

See what I did there? The bold is the key.

I do, I do see what you did there.  Changed what I said and completely missed the point.


No, I quoted you verbatim. I even bolded it (see above). You're the one who missed the point, that point being "if you don't know whether they're observant Muslims or not, assume they are unless they tell you otherwise and don't make stupid comments. In fact, try not to make stupid comments regardless and treat them like people".
I altered what you wrote WHEN I REPEATED IT to show how silly and erroneous your statement was. That's a common device on FARK, usually followed by the acronym "FTFY" (fixed that for you).

You've been here since 2011, you should know this.
 
2013-06-15 07:48:42 PM

bingo the psych-o: CWeinerWV: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?  Guess he should have offered vegetarian baked beans on toast.  Life lesson learned.  Oh and SOD off!

And moreover, supposed to know they don't eat bacon? I had no idea until I started dating one.  Most white people (myself included) know nothing about other cultures/religions, unfortunately.

Nonsense.  Your friends must never go outside.


You're right, I should go outside and talk to more people..maybe I'll come across the 0.01% of the population in my state/area that aren't white and Protestant.
 
2013-06-15 07:59:03 PM

TheJoe03: JWideman: And we're supposed to know that's a Muslim name how? If I didn't see her picture, I'd figure she was African-American.

The thing is that he DID see her, and she looks Middle Eastern, I'd guess Persian. I don't think the bacon thing is offensive on its own, but using a little common sense and tact would have prevented all the BS.


That is true of both people involved, really.
I mean she could've replied "Sarnie aye, Bacon nay" or whatever Brits say.
 
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