“Peace Through Pork!”
That is the tagline under which Jihawg Ammo is being sold, and according to the company website, it is “the only ammunition in the world that provides a peaceful and natural deterrent to radical Islam.”
The ammo is produced by painting bullets with pork, which according to the company, is a “Porcine Coating.”
Jihawg Ammo was created because in the Islamic religion, pork is considered unclean. If a radical Islamist becomes unclean during a Jihad, then they will not be allowed in heaven.
It states on the “about us” section of the website that “Jihawg Ammo is a natural deterrent to radical and suicidal acts of violence.”
The Idaho-based company is just now receiving media attention, although not much information has been given out about the pork bullets.
A local news station KHQ tried to reach out to a Jihawg Ammo spokesperson, but they were told media questions couldn’t be handled until an attorney or a public relations firm was hired.
Nevertheless, the hog ammunition has received traction amongst gun supporters. Jefff Knox, the director of The Firearms Coalition, wrote a commentary supporting the new pork bullets last week.
Knox says, “The objective of Jihawg Ammo is not to insult Muslims, nor even to send a terrorist to hell. The objective is to serve as a deterrent – to place the promise of instant passage to Paradise into doubt. Without the promise of Paradise, how many Muslim literalists would be willing to lay their lives – and eternal souls – on the line to engage in acts of terrorism?”
However, real terrorists will likely not be concerned with the claims of the ammunition as Sheila Musaji, editor of The American Muslim, recently pointed out.
“Genuine terrorists or criminals who happen to be Muslim wouldn’t [care] about being shot with this ‘magic bullet’ anymore than being shot with a regular bullet. The idea itself would have no deterrent effect on any terrorist. It would, however, offend most Muslims (and decent people of any faith), and provide genuine terrorists with useful propaganda about the ‘evil West’,” she says.