That’s right. They’re pissed off at using a Muslim word for “dust storm” now.
“I am insulted that local TV news crews are now calling this kind of storm a haboob,” Don Yonts, a resident of Gilbert, Ariz., wrote to The Arizona Republic after a particularly fierce, mile-high dust storm swept through the state on July 5. “How do they think our soldiers feel coming back to Arizona and hearing some Middle Eastern term?”
See, this is the problem. Dumbasses like Don here, who is emphatically not in the military himself, is speaking as though our “war” is against the entire Middle East. Not terrorists specifically, no. Everything Middle East. Because all Middle Easterners are in Al Qaeda, and Arabic is a specifically terrorist language.
I swear if Hitler had been brown we would have lost Volkswagen and Tab cola before they even landed on our shores.