Uproar over US store's 'BBQ pork restaurant is safest - no Muslims inside' sign

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New York, Dec 11 (ANI): A store in Alabama has garnered national attention for posting a new sign outside his electronics store, which read 'BBQ pork restaurant is safest - no Muslims inside'.

However, the fuss over the sign has shocked its owner who said he does not understand why it is such a big deal.

Electronic Repair Company owner Chuck Biddinger, who put up the sign last week, said he meant the message as a joke, reports the New York Daily News.

And it is not the most offensive one he had ever posted.

Biddinger, who in May posted a sign that read 'A dog is wiser than a woman - it does not bark at its master', earned heat from domestic violence groups in Alabama

He said the new sign, however, has got more positive reaction than negative and has no plans to apologize to anyone offended.

"I have gotten a few complaints about it, but for every one complaint about it I've had, 10 people tell me that they like it and support it," he said.

Biddinger told a local television station that while it was meant as a light-hearted joke, it was true.

"Muslims do not eat pork. It's a known fact that Muslims have tried to commit crimes in this country," he said.

But he claims it is not about race or religion.

Biddinger said he planned to take the sign down sometime soon and was still looking for something equally eye-catching.

Signs outside his shop are changed every week, usually with jokes he receives via email chains.

Many of them are not politically correct. But the coverage of this one, he said, has been unbelievable.

"I never thought about that until it got picked up on the Internet and it went totally viral when I put this sign up," he said. (ANI)

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