The Mayhill Convenience Store in Mayhill, New Mexico has come under fire for its controversial signs that disparage President Obama, African-Americans, and Muslims.
In fact, they just come right out and say it, “Obama and Muslims not welcome here.” The signs have been displayed for years and apparently the owner is only interested in servicing and receiving business from Republicans.
A former employee told Albuquerque station KOB4 that the owner makes the signs, and some customers actually buy them. He continues to make more of them to keep up with what’s trending.
For instance, some signs refer to NFL player Colin Kaepernick as well as Hillary Clinton. There are even some old-school references like, “Obama loves the USA like O.J. Simpson loved Nicole”
Some passers-by have taken to Twitter about it:
— Vivian (@VivNed23) December 30, 2016
And if you’d like a close-up of the verbage:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim-rights group in the country, wrote a statement on Saturday urging the store owner to remove the signs.
“While everyone has the First Amendment right to free speech – even offensive speech – we urge the store’s owner to remove the sign in the interest of common decency and of our nation’s unity at a time of increasing divisions,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.”
The store is on the market for $359k. The owner has not responded for comments.