We cover varying degrees of stupid here and this can certainly be included in the upper echelon of dumbstupid.
Former congressman and Fox News contributor Allen West claims to have been victimized by Sharia Law at a local Wal-Mart.
via Media Matters
West, a former congressman and head of the think tank National Center for Policy Analysis, wrote a May 11 post originally headlined, "Sharia law comes to Walmart?" He recounted a weekend trip to Walmart, where a "Muslim employee" manning the cash register was unable to sell him alcohol. (West knew he was Muslim because, "being the inquisitive fella I am, I used my additional set of eyes -- glasses -- to see the young checkout man's name. Let me just say it was NOT 'Steve.'")
Has Sharia law come to Wal-Mart, or anywhere else in America?
As it turns out, the answer is no. The "Muslim employee" could not sell him alcohol because the employee was under 21 years of age. But Allen West is an "inquisitive fella" so he would have figured that out eventually. Maybe.
West's tall tale was updated by an editor who left a rather amusing note.
EDITOR'S UPDATE: We spoke to the Walmart store, and apparently employees under 21 years old are prohibited from selling cigarettes and alcohol. However, that isn't to say Walmart isn't selectively caving to Muslim demands, such as this case regarding Halal meat in Ohio.
You can never be sure.