A former veteran puts up “death to Islam” signs in his bar. For most of his clientele this is perfectly OK. Apparently he thinks by doing so he is “supporting the troops” I wonder if anyone can introduce him to this guy:
WEST YORK, PA. — The Other Place has been a neighborhood hotspot for decades, but a sign recently posted on the front window is drawing accusations of hate.
The sign says “Death to Islam” and it’s echoed by two similar signs inside the bar. Bar staff say the two interior signs went up right after 9/11, and they’ve been there since 2001.
The outdoor sign went up more recently.
The bar is owned by Jeff Seitz. Bar staff say he’s a veteran who wants to show support for the military by posting the signs.
“I don’t condemn the man and I don’t think he’s doing anything wrong,” says customer Carroll Waltimyer, who said he personally wouldn’t have chosen to display the sign. “That sign could mean a lot of things.”
A customer posted a photo of the sign on Facebook, saying it’s hateful. Staff say since the signs began getting attention last week, they’ve seen an increase in business.