Texas BBQ Owner Under Fire for Sign Depicting Iranian Man Being hanged

Since the Iranian government regularly hangs Iranians (particularly homosexual ones), one would think that this poster is fair comment
A Texas restaurant owner is under fire for his refusal to remove a poster that depicts a group of armed men posing underneath a Middle Eastern man being hanged. The black-and-white sign features the caption, “Let’s play cowboys and Iranians!”

John Nonmacher, owner of Nonmacher’s Bar-B-Q in Katy, Texas, said he’s been flooded with angry calls since a customer took a photo of the sign and put it on Facebook earlier this week. Still, he’s not taking it down.

“It’s my choice to have it up. It’s your choice to go where you want to go. But I’m not going to take it down,” Nonmacher told Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV.

Nonmacher said he put the poster up 30 years ago during the Iranian hostage crisis and has never had a complaint until now. He said a customer gave it to him and he put it next to several others that were meant to be humorous.

Ayman Wafai didn’t find it funny. He told the station he came in to eat and was disturbed by the poster. “You know it’s 2011, looking at it now, I see nothing really more than a display of racism and bigotry,” he said. “I don’t think something like this should really be accepted by any community.”


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