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Racist Fireworks Found Being Sold in Wis. (sic)
KSTP.com ^ | 7/3/09 | Nicole Muehlhausen

Posted on 07/03/2009 6:39:20 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

You may be used to seeing fireworks with names like 'Seaside Garden,' 'Burst and Bloom,' or 'Red, White, and Boom.'

But the product names of fireworks at one Wisconsin fireworks stand are nowhere near as benign. Some say they're more than inappropriate--they're racist.

Some of the novelties sold at Fireworks City in Baldwin, Wis. are sparking controversy in the Arab and Muslim communities.

On one side of the packaging for 'Run Hadji Run' fireworks, men of Middle Eastern decent are riding on camels with a bomber plane flying above them. On the other side is an angry-looking Uncle Same yanking the beard of what looks like a Muslim man.

"This is just outrageous," said Kenya McKnight. What comes in my mind, is that people will get idea to pop fireworks at Muslims."

The fireworks were being sold for $30. While the owner didn't want to comment on camera, customers had a lot to say.

"To me it sends a clear message that Muslims are terrorists. ‘Run Hadji Run’—I’m going to throw some fireworks and I want to see you run," McKnight said.

The Council of American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota issued issued a statement about the fireworks, explaining "Hadji is an honorific term for those who have completed the pilgrimage to Mecca, but has been often used as a derogatory term by U.S. Soldiers during the Iraq War."

After 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS visited the store and brought attention to the offensive fireworks Friday, they were pulled off the shelves.

The manufacturer, Missouri-based Red Rhino Fireworks, says they haven’t sold the product in several years. CAIR-MN also wrote a letter to the company's president, asking for him to offer an apology to the Muslim and Arab community.

The fireworks with the questionable names are illegal in Minnesota.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
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snork......
1 posted on 07/03/2009 6:39:20 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Ladysmith

Ooohhh!!!!!!!Aaaaaah!!!!


2 posted on 07/03/2009 6:40:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

We had ni##er chasers when I was a kid.


3 posted on 07/03/2009 6:41:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL Run Haji run.


4 posted on 07/03/2009 6:42:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

5 posted on 07/03/2009 6:42:33 PM PDT by NCjim ("Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked." - Johnny Cash)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

6 posted on 07/03/2009 6:42:37 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: razorback-bert

OMG! I’m going to buy a dozen of them!


7 posted on 07/03/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Meanwhile....Muslims bomb other Muslims in the name of Allah.

I'll take a dozen...
8 posted on 07/03/2009 6:47:59 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And how is this “racist”?


9 posted on 07/03/2009 6:48:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Kenya McKnight proves herself to be a dummy.

“What comes to my mind si that people will want ot pop fireworks off at muslims.”

Really Kenya? Is that REALLY your first thought? Thank you, in a moment of candid honesty you show yourself to be a moron by your own words.


10 posted on 07/03/2009 6:48:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The crucial difference between “ethnicity” and “race” continues to elude the left. Racial prejudice is wrong because people don’t choose their race, nor do they choose what country they are born in. A joke about radical Muslims isn’t racist because race isn’t involved. Muslims come in a variety of racial and ethnic groups, even within a single given Middle-Eastern country. And people within these countries aren’t all Muslim either.

I think a lot of this “racism” talk is just a means to shutting down debate and making ad hominem attacks. If he sold fireworks lampooning Canadians, Irish, English, French, or German people, or for that matter Scientologists, Christians, or Atheists, nobody would be crying “racism.”

If anything, it shows how small and ignorant your view of the world is, and how broad your preconceptions of Muslims, the Middle East, Arabs, Persians, Kurds, etc., if you lump them all together as one “race,” from Indonesia to Eastern Europe.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 6:50:07 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I wonder if they will apologize because they couldn’t make the fireworks say “Allah Akbar” and run into a crowd (preferably full of Jews) before detonating...


12 posted on 07/03/2009 6:50:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I want me some of that.


13 posted on 07/03/2009 6:50:31 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Do they still sell what are /were called “n - - - - r chasers” anywhere? I haven’t bought fireworks in years. It’s been so long I forgot what they look like, I just remember the name we called them back when I was a kid.


14 posted on 07/03/2009 6:53:10 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Yummy!

I'll take a dozen! WooHoo!

15 posted on 07/03/2009 6:54:05 PM PDT by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This picture refuses to post, but here’s a link:

http://www.eatliver.com/i.php?n=1135


16 posted on 07/03/2009 6:54:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dallas59

A man goes into an adult entertainment shop and asks
the assistant for an inflatable doll.

“Would you like male or female?”

“Female, please.”

“Would you like Black or White?”

“White, please.”

“Would you like Christian or Muslim?”

This question confused the man, so he asked,
“What has the religion got to do with it? It’s an
inflatable doll!”

“Well,” explained the assistant, “The Muslim one blows
itself up!”


17 posted on 07/03/2009 6:55:47 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Did you read the letter? I live in the area so because they pulled them off the shelves I will not buy from them I called them and told them so too.

http://kstp.com/kstpImages/letter_to_company[1].pdf


18 posted on 07/03/2009 6:55:53 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“people will want to pop fireworks off at muslims.”

What’s wrong with that? They’re not the only ones I want to
“pop” off at, but they’re certainly some of them.


19 posted on 07/03/2009 6:56:13 PM PDT by Fireone (200 days of on the job training and he still can't do it.)
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To: GunsAndBibles
:-)

RACISM!!
20 posted on 07/03/2009 6:56:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What race are Muslims?


21 posted on 07/03/2009 6:57:22 PM PDT by alarm rider (My tagline is on vacation.)
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To: alarm rider

The arms race, I guess.


22 posted on 07/03/2009 7:00:31 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Those fireworks are not racist.

Now these are racists.

23 posted on 07/03/2009 7:01:27 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: NCjim
Argh - let's try this

http://img.moonbuggy.org/run-hadji-run/

24 posted on 07/03/2009 7:02:59 PM PDT by NCjim ("Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked." - Johnny Cash)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

All I can say is..HA HA! I like it..and also that a crack in the sidewalk would most likely infuriate Arab and muslim communities just as much. Racist fireworks...ummm, no.


25 posted on 07/03/2009 7:03:18 PM PDT by Center Line Theory
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To: alarm rider

Well, you’ve got your “full-race” muslims, but they don’t idle too well and have low torque at low rpm....


26 posted on 07/03/2009 7:05:17 PM PDT by karl
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To: alarm rider

Ding...ding!


27 posted on 07/03/2009 7:12:34 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: karl

That’s why you should get the 3/4 muslim.


28 posted on 07/03/2009 7:14:36 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Nothing is more offensive than muslim fireworks.




30 posted on 07/03/2009 7:18:45 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: aomagrat

Yeah the nerve. It says made in China at the bottom. Isn’t that insulting to the Chinese?


31 posted on 07/03/2009 7:19:21 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Don't Blame Me I Voted For Paris Hilton)
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To: FromLori

We buy all of our fireworks in Baldwin for use here. We were able to land a large amount of these units.

We may just hang on to them and wait for the market to double their price.....

;-)


32 posted on 07/03/2009 7:19:31 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Mount Athos

They really have no idea how silly they look when they whine about firecracker, do they????


33 posted on 07/03/2009 7:26:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Cicero
And how is this “racist”?

Camels racing bomber plane.

34 posted on 07/03/2009 7:36:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (GM President Komrade Obie says: "This is not your Father's America.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well I think Fireworks City is just INSANE not to keep selling those especially now given the news coverage but now I will not buy from them my form of protest. You know they are in competition with each other the ex father in law and ex son in law so I will purposely go buy from the other and mention the reason why.


35 posted on 07/03/2009 7:42:03 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

........and the problem is??????


36 posted on 07/03/2009 7:53:37 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
We had ni##er chasers when I was a kid.

They were called that in southern Missouri too.

Eeny meeny mineey mo..............

37 posted on 07/03/2009 7:54:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
On the other side is an angry-looking Uncle Same yanking the beard of what looks like a Muslim man.

I think these have been around since 2002 or so. The "Muslim man" in the illustration appears to be Osama bin Laden.

38 posted on 07/03/2009 8:13:08 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Charles Martel

Alas, you are correct, and it has taken the muslim political wing that is CAIR, this long to become enraged.

Gripe, du jour....

Did I tell you that picked up another case of .40 S&W today for $19.99/box of 50 rounds?

I’m certain that CAIR will have something to say about that, when they get wind of it.....


39 posted on 07/03/2009 8:19:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; pandoraou812
"This is just outrageous," said Kenya McKnight. What comes in my mind, is that people will get idea to pop fireworks at Muslims."

Oh, nonsense, Kenya. What comes to mind is bombing the crap out them with laser guided high explosive munitions.

40 posted on 07/03/2009 8:22:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I don’t understand. IF we are all just Americans, with a loyalty to America why would anyone be upset? It is only when your loyalties lie elsewhere do you get upset with a little humor. Racism is a Liberal Term used to silence the majority.


41 posted on 07/03/2009 8:22:11 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Being Muslim is a religion, not a race.


42 posted on 07/03/2009 8:24:25 PM PDT by joma89
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To: joma89

Uh..huh...

;-)


43 posted on 07/03/2009 8:27:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Big deal. They do the same to others.


44 posted on 07/03/2009 8:49:18 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“By the beard of Mohammed, I am so humiliated!”


45 posted on 07/03/2009 9:11:22 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well I’ve got a terrorist hunting permit, issued 9-11-01, no bag limit and no need to register any terrorists taken with that permit, and the permit never expires. Got it at the Dragon Man’s range shortly after 9-11 and still have it proudly displayed. They started it, we’ll finish it. If I ever do bag any, it’s the 3 S rule and wrap ‘em in bacon before burial.


46 posted on 07/03/2009 9:28:35 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I have one of those permits, as well.

However, I’ve never felt the need for any sort of permit....


47 posted on 07/03/2009 9:36:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“This is just outrageous,” said Kenya McKnight. What comes in my mind, is that people will get idea to pop fireworks at Muslims.”

Huh, isn’t that what we are already doing over in Iraq/Afgan?


48 posted on 07/03/2009 9:37:07 PM PDT by smellmygunpowder
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To: smellmygunpowder

“What comes in my mind, is that people will get idea to pop fireworks at Muslims.”

Yeah, we get a lot opportunities like that, here, in Bemidji....


49 posted on 07/03/2009 9:40:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That’s right, we don’t need no stinking permits!


50 posted on 07/03/2009 9:51:27 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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