Over the weekend, a Swedish man in the capital of Stockholm reportedly approached Muslim women wearing hijabs on a train while eating bacon and dangled the bacon in front of the women’s faces, Swedish broadcaster SVT says. The man has been arrested and accused of ‘racial hatred.’ According to reports, he followed Muslims when they sought seats elsewhere while calling them derogatory names.
English social media users reacted to the incident with a mix of disbelief and laughter. However, reaction from Sweden was more pro-Muslim.
Since when is food a bad a thing? And since when do we get offended by what other people eat? Offended so badly that they get arrested for it? Oh darn, we can’t eat bacon in front of a Muslim because they might throw a fit and blow something up? Do Muslim people forget the horrible things that they do that offend the rest of the planet?
A pig is just another delicious animal that people eat in hopes to survive. What’s the difference from one animal to the next? They all live outside, can’t wipe their own butt, and are probably covered in fleas. Yet we eat them because living a life of lettuce just isn’t any fun. Healthy, but not the most exciting dish over a BBQ pit.
If a Muslim person sat next to me on a train and ate a food that I didn’t agree with (TOFU), then I wouldn’t care. It’s YOUR choice to eat that food and I hope you enjoy it. I would have a problem if someone smelled like body odor, but I don’t care what people eat. Muslims shouldn’t care about other people’s food habits either.
There really is no need for us to have these nonsense problems. We’re all human, start acting like it.