Though this idea has been around for a while, the US media has only now started reporting it.
Since 2010, a USA company entitled “JiHawg Ammunition” has been manufacturing bullets with “Porcine Coating” (Pattern Pending) based on the “highest quality pork product.”
They certify that Jihawg Ammo is “Haraam” or unclean and their mission is to “Send Muslim [terrorists] Straight to Hell”
“According to the belief system of the radical Islamist becoming “unclean” during Jihad will prevent their attaining entrance into heaven.
Jihawg Ammo is a natural deterrent to radical and suicidal acts of violence.
We at Jihawg Ammo hope you will stock up on Jihawg as a natural deterrent to the ever growing threat of radical Islam and Sharia Law. We, however, stress that the nullifying principle of our product is only effective if you are attacked by an Islamist in Jihad. Otherwise, our ammo functions just like any other ammunition so we obviously insist upon defensive use of our ammo only-not offensive. (JiHawg.com)
For years there has been discussion that IDF elite units use this sort of ammunition, but we have not been able to confirm this via the IDF spokesman’s office, and I assume they would deny it.
“With Jihawg Ammo, you don’t just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell. That should give would-be martyrs something to think about before they launch an attack. If it ever becomes necessary to defend yourself and those around you our ammo works on two levels,” the company said in a press release earlier this month.
The company’s website bills the bullets as “Peace Through Pork” and a “peaceful and natural deterrent to radical Islam.” There’s a related line of apparel that feature slogans like “Put Some Ham in MoHAMed” and a target poster that says “Give Em a Spankin with some Bacon.”
“The nullifying principle of our product is only effective if you are attacked by an Islamist in Jihad,” the company’s website says. “Otherwise, our ammo functions just like any other ammunition, so we obviously insist upon defensive use of our ammo only-not offensive.” (HuffPo)
I doubt there would be any Kashruth issues with using these bullets, since a weapon’s barrel gets so hot after it’s been fired, that the barrel has effectively “kashered” itself after every shot.
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