Allen West, the former nutty congressman from Florida and purveyor of the Fox News over- top- rhetoric machine made a jackass out of himself when he wrote an article claiming he was the victim of Sharia Law at a Walmart when a young cashier - who looked to him like a Muslim - refused to sell him alcohol.
Fox News contributor Allen West went to Walmart and thought he was the victim of "Sharia law" because a checkout clerk under the age of 21 couldn't sell him alcohol.
West, a former congressman and head of the think tank National Center for Policy Analysis, wrote a May 11 post originally headlined, "Sharia law comes to Walmart?" He recounted a weekend trip to Walmart, where a "Muslim employee" manning the cash register was unable to sell him alcohol. (West knew he was Muslim because, "being the inquisitive fella I am, I used my additional set of eyes -- glasses -- to see the young checkout man's name. Let me just say it was NOT 'Steve.'")
I pointed the sign out to Aubrey and her response was a simple question, how is it that this Muslim employee could refuse service to customers based on his religious beliefs, but Christians are being forced to participate in specific events contrary to their religious beliefs? Boy howdy, that is one astute young lady.Imagine that, this employee at Walmart refused to just scan a bottle or container of an alcoholic beverage -- and that is acceptable. A Christian business owner declines to participate or provide service to a specific event -- a gay wedding -- which contradicts their faith, and the State crushes them
I know psycho conservatives are going to try and turn the 2016 general election into a referendum on foreign policy, ISIS crossing the border to kill you in your sleep so with an anti-Christian topping. West's article fills the fear of Islam and anti-Christian motif, but unfortunately for him, in his rush to print an insane article based on nothing but conservative wet dreams, he didn't even bother to inquire at the time why alcohol was not allowed for sale on that aisle. Isn't that what a normal person would do in any store?
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Following publication of West's "Sharia" post, West's website posted an "editor's update" explaining what actually happened:
EDITOR'S UPDATE: We spoke to the Walmart store, and apparently employees under 21 years old are prohibited from selling cigarettes and alcohol. However, that isn't to say Walmart isn't selectively caving to Muslim demands, such as this case regarding Halal meat in Ohio.
The post no longer has the headline, "Sharia law comes to Walmart?" and instead reads, "More ominous signs of Christian persecution." A screenshot of West's post prior to the editor's note, via Bing.com, can be foundhere.