A bar in Australia has sparked some major controversy over a simple temporary sign that was installed outside on a sidewalk. Longreach’s Eagle’s Nest Bar and Grill placed a chalkboard with the words “Sorry no Muslims.” A photo of the sign was also posted to the establishment’s Facebook page. Some people praised the sign and others were deeply disturbed by it. The owner of the bar claims that he received hundreds of phone calls with mixed reactions. Some of the feedback was full of patriotism and other acclaim. On the other hand, “Sorry no Muslims” also seems to be quite hateful. It received numerous retweets on Twitter, most notably from Dan Newlin.
The mayor of the town of Longreach said that most of her fellow citizens do not support such inflammatory statements that are displayed in public. The sign that was posted by Longreach’s Eagle’s Nest Bar and Grill is a part of anti-Muslim sentiment after the recent Sydney hostage crisis that was carried out by a heavily-armed Islamic Jihadist. Most Australians traditionally have taken pride in living in a multi-cultural society. However, the recent attack in a busy Sydney cafe has changed the attitudes of white Australians who might feel threatened by the rise of radical Islamic in their beloved country. The Australian government has also confirmed that dozens of its citizens have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in an effort to wage Jihad on western powers and other infidels.