Australia: The bar with no Muslims – joke or serious? Update: Serious

Whilst standing and staring at this sign in disbelief, I reflected on what those three words actually meant. I have several Muslim friends as well as Hindu and Sikh. I have white friends who converted from Christianity to Islam…

…If this owner is going to discriminate then he has his job cut out working out which is his target religious group.

Unfortunately, I do not believe when the owner chalked these three words up on his board there was that much thought about whether he would recognize a Muslim or not. Anyone who looks like the stereotype will not be allowed in regardless if they are Muslim or not.

I can only imagine that this sign appeared in response to the Sydney siege…

My thoughts 1) Is this a joke? The whole sign seems kind of humorous. Devout Muslims don’t drink alcohol anyway. 2) Why didn’t the writer speak to the owner? 3) Surely there are laws against this in Australia — why didn’t the writer report it to the police if he thought it was real?

I was one of 17 commenters. Most were outraged, a few thought it might be joke, others that the owner could do as he pleased (which I very much doubt, given the laws in the rest of the Western world).

UPDATE: More news on the subject here. The news site definitely thinks it is no joke.

See pro-Islam Facebook post here.

UPDATE 2: Outback cafe owner won’t apologise for ‘sorry no Muslims’ sign: Cafe owner John Hawkes said his business and home had received more than 200 phone calls about the sign, which he said was only up for nine hours, ABC News reports.

“While the great majority are in support of free speech and are of patriotic sentiment, we have fielded too many abusive and threatening calls. For this I apologise to my family,” Mr Hawkes said.

“I sincerely hope I don’t end up sanitising my every thought to the robotic degree that is evident in commercial life around us.”

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    The Koran (5:90-91) does tell Muslims not to drink, gamble, etc.
    If anything, the bar owner is helping Muslims practice their faith.

    Shouldn’t he be commended and praised for assisting the Muslims in practicing their religion?
    Because that’s what the media normally does when someone assists Muslims in practicing their faith.

    • Frau Katze

      It appears to be in a remote town (outback), so I guess the owner thought he could away with it. But the spies are everywhere these days.

    • winniec

      Rather than give them one or two to get hooked?

  • bverwey

    Bravo, next to Hal-Al Wines for sure. Wish some would grow a pair here in pc Canada.

  • wayne

    I’m Australian. I see it as outback humour.

    cultural humour which is now ‘leftist racism’ to city folk.

    • Just a thought

      Like telling a vegetarian he’s not allowed to eat in your hamburger joint? …just the the vegetarian probably wouldn’t make a stink about it.

  • eMan14

    If I could, I would go there for a drink.

  • Rosenmops

    …If this owner is going to discriminate then he has his job cut out working out which is his target religious group.

    Yes, because it is really difficult to figure out which religious group is a problem. I’m mean, by next week the Muslimes will all be model citizens and it will be Baptists blowing sh*t up all over the world! Who can keep up??

    • Frau Katze

      Very hard to figure it out. I am puzzle all the time. Never know if it will be Baptists or Quakers next. The US Midwest is out of control. All those Lutherans.

  • Roland

    Don’t Muslims forbid Infidels to go to Mecca and the Kabah? Don’t they have a myriad of things that discriminate against us? So, what’s the problem?

    • Frau Katze

      We have to be nice to them because the powers that be have decided so. Without our consultation.

  • winniec

    The answer to Muslim immaturity and savagery is mature reflection and mature action. BTW, most of the Muzzies I’ve known are devout beer drinkers. They love bacon burgers too.

  • winniec

    But would the Muzzies prefer a nice sparkling glass of 72 Virgins?

  • I don’t hear of any complaints when Muslims disallow Christians from living.

    • eMan14

      Yes… why is that?

  • Just a thought

    “No Muslims allowed in the bar.”

    Since that ie 100% Sharia compliant, how can any Muslim complain?

    “I don’t want it”
    “Yes you do.”
    “No I don’t.”
    “No you don’t”
    Yes I do.”

    The mentality of a bag of rocks.

  • Mickey Oberman

    John Hawkes is doing Muslims a great favour by helping them resist temptation and possibly being stoned (pun intended) to death for blasphemy.

  • Barrington Minge

    I see nothing wrong here..move along now.

  • pdxnag

    Just swap in a generic political plea to Expel all Muslims from the West (long before they bomb any place serving alcohol or freedom).

  • tom_billesley

    “Sorry no muslims”. A sign that would be put up ata a shooting range when they’d run out of Bin Laden targets.

  • DMB

    Or they could put up a sign saying free pork and alcohol to Muslim visitors! lol