Besøker man hjemmesiden til en alkoholprodusent, er det ikke uvanlig at man må bekrefte at man er gammel nok til å kunne nyte alkohol lovlig i det landet man er statsborger i. Mange vinprodusenter vil for eksempel ikke slippe norske besøkende under 18 år videre inn på sidene sine.
Produsenten av det kjente rom-merket Captain Morgan tok det legale aspektet et steg videre da det nylig ble avdekket at besøkende til hjemmesiden måtte huke av for at de ikke var muslimer.
Last week it was discovered that the U.S. website of rum brand Captain Morgan was asking visitors to check a box confirming that they were “non-Muslim.” After the box became a focus of controversy, it was quickly removed, but questions remain. The UK’s Metro newspaper says that the box “provoked intense theological debate online, with some calling it an example of ‘back door Sharia’ and others branding it ‘corporate racism.’” Neither Islam nor rum is a race, but back door Sharia? That it certainly is.
«Kontroversielt»? Selvfølgelig. «Corporate racism»? Overhodet ikke. Men garantert snikislamisering. Eller tilpasning til islam, om det er en mer spiselig måte å si det på.
Hvorfor skal en alkoholprodusent bry seg om hvilken tro – eller mangel på sådan – besøkende på deres hjemmside har? Sharia-aspektet her er opplagt: Koranen (5:90) forbyr konsum av alkohol. PJ Media skriver:
Thus we saw last week the Sharia authorities in Nigeria’s Kano State destroying 196,400 bottles of beer. Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje explained why: “In Islam, alcohol is strongly forbidden. Our Islamic Scholars, religious and community leaders should join hands together in the crusade [sic!] against such social vices.” Ganduje, like the temperance crusaders of old in the United States, apparently believes that people can’t be trusted to do the right thing of their own accord, and so the cause of temptation simply must be taken away from them.
We also saw last week what happens if the cause of temptation is not taken away. Jihadis entered the village of Mbau in Mozambique and came upon a group of young people who were drinking alcohol; they murdered ten of them. The perpetrators didn’t notice the incongruity of committing a major evil in order to stop the commission of a minor vice; they believed that Allah was going to punish these miscreants by their hands, as the Qur’an says.
Hva med Captain Morgan? Det viktigste spørsmålet er hvorfor selskapet i det hele tatt kom på at en boks for «non-Muslim» var lurt. Det er ikke illegalt å drikke alkohol i USA, så sharia-tenkningen må ha tatt overhånd. Selskapets «forklaring» er latterlig:
But why did Captain Morgan agree to implement Sharia? On that question the rummies are stonewalling, claiming improbably, according to Metro, that “far from being a case of discrimination or an attempt to appease religious zealots, it turns out a technical error was behind the puzzling message.”
Oh, come on, Captain. I’ve had all kinds of technical errors at my website over the years, and none of them ever caused a box to appear that asked visitors to affirm that they weren’t Muslim. Someone plainly did this on purpose. Could it have been because Captain Morgan was threatened? Could someone have contacted the Diageo company, which owns the Captain Morgan brand, and warned them of consequences like those we saw last week in Mozambique if they dared to continue to make alcohol available to Muslims, and didn’t take any steps to make sure it wasn’t sold to them?
Om firmaet Diageo, som eier Captain Morgan, har mottatt trusler med påbud om å stoppe å produsere alkohol, vil man neppe offentliggjøre disse. Da er man jo islamofob.