TAKE TWO AND CALL A MUSLIM

A Muslim group is handing out a cure for Islamophobia at the RNC

Obsession
2016
Obsession
2016

The Republican National Convention is underway, and the next few days are likely to be intense ones. To help everyone there with issues that go beyond mere halitosis, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has decided to hand out a special nutritional supplement in Cleveland: Islamophobin, the anti-Islamophobia gum.

Some Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, have expressed discriminating views against the Muslim world. The mock medicine is humorously marketed to xenophobes as a Nicorette-style cure.

Launched as campaign during CAIR’s own convention a few weeks ago, Islamophobin promises to alleviate symptoms including “blind intolerance, unthinking bigotry, irrational fear of Muslims.”

Each packet of Islamophobin contains six (regular mint) gums. RNC attendees wishing to understand the gum’s full benefits should watch the commercial:

As the ad warns, there are possible side-effects from consumption Islamophobin, including the development of “warm feelings toward Muslims, immigrants, or refugees.” If only curing intolerance was really as easy as chewing gum.

Read more from Quartz on the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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