The owner of a Queensland cafe in trouble for posting a discriminatory sign saying “Sorry No Muslims” outside his business says he has faced a torrent of abuse but will not apologise for the offence he has caused.

Hundreds of people have left “reviews” on the Eagle’s Nest Bar and Grill’s Facebook page in response to the sign posted outside the restaurant in Longeach in Central West Queensland.

The message was written at the bottom of a sandwich board, which also included the words: “2000 years ago Jesus Christ made headlines turning water into wine . . . the tradition continues . . . We turn money into beer (Sorry No Muslims).”


Posts have been mixed on the Facebook page, with with reactions ranging from support to condemnation.

Cafe owner John Hawke said the sign was only up for nine hours, and it has sparked a lot of abuse.

“Over the past 24 hours, my business and now my home has received more than 200 phone calls,” he told ABC News.

“While the great majority are in support of free speech and are of patriotic sentiment, we have fielded too many abusive and threatening calls. For this I apologise to my family.

Mr Hawke however stopped short of apologising to those offended by the sign.

“I sincerely hope I don’t end up sanitising my every thought to the robotic degree that is evident in commercial life around us,” he continued.

“I did not encourage or envisage the social media response to this sign, but the story, if there is one, is in the reaction, not the action.”

Longreach mayor Joe Owens said the sign was something most people in his town didn’t agree with and described the incident as “a very unfortunate thing”.

Neighbouring business owners refused to speak about the sign that has tarred the town’s reputation.

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane said the message was very concerning.

“Needless to say, it is concerning and disappointing that people would celebrate religious discrimination of this kind,” he said in a statement to

“Such attitudes belong to bygone eras when it may have been acceptable to exclude people from bars and restaurants because of their background.”

The controversy began with a single Facebook post by patron Helen Day who posted a one-star review on Friday questioning the sign.

“Just a bit surprised to see the sing up “Sorry No Muslims” . . . what’s that about???” she wrote.

The post was picked up by Facebook group Boycott Halal in Australia? No way and has no been shared hundreds of times.

[Editor’s Note: Comments at the bar’s Facebook page have been overwhelmingly positive–utterly unlike the negative comments included in this story. Scroll down to read comments and to add your own.]

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  • IstvanIN

    Dr Tim Soutphommasane Obviously of British ancestry but I wonder, English, Welsh or Scottish?

    • Mary

      He was born in France to Laotian refugees, then resettled in Australia. Solid anti-White credentials. I must say, the man appears to lack gratitude for the opportunity to reside in a first-world nation while working tirelessly to demean and destroy it. Imagine that!

    • phillyguy

      I think he is East Indian, cambodian or some other scum

    • antiquesunlight

      I think “Soutphomma” is Asian for “In.”

  • George Costanza

    They got rid of all the guns in Australia because of the supposed epidemic of gun crime..Why not remove Muslims for the same reason, for all the terrorism they commit and will commit..

    • TruthBeTold

      Very good.

      • George Costanza

        We can say the same for blacks.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      They’d have to get rid of the Abos too. There’s a recent story out of Oz about an Abo woman who killed eight kids, seven of her own and a niece, with a knife. All living in public housing, with at least five fathers. Murder is abhorrent and I prefer sterilization of course, but it’s hard to disagree with the outcome for Australian taxpayers in the long run. The spectacle of white Australians lighting candles and erecting memorials has been a bit sickening though.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Is it just me, or…

      Is booze not a big no-no for the muzzies? And furthermore or a heretical muzzie went there, paid money to drink and acted civilized – would he really be in any danger? Maybe he’s a wannabe apostate who is still a muzzie because he fears being head sawed by normal muzzies?

      But what’s next – halal beer?

  • E7 sharp 9

    I’d love to see signs proclaiming, “Sorry no Mexicans” at all our State borders.

    • APaige

      The Hendrix chord

    • A Freespeechzone

      I agree, but the current pro-illegal, anti-citizen, anti-White government would literally ‘move heaven and earth’ to punish anyone who ‘discriminates’.

      Look at what they did to the Cake Store in Oregon who declined to bake a cake for a gay wedding….they are still awaiting punishment from the court.

      Imagine ‘discriminating’ against illegals……

  • MekongDelta69

    Again – I don’t see a problem here.

    Do you?

    • Yeah, but its not the sign!

  • superlloyd

    Good for him that he has the guts to say what the silent majority feel despite the huge investment in libtard propaganda and the creeping erosion of free speech in all first world countries. .

    • silviosilver

      I don’t think the majority would be inclined to interpret this as a free speech issue. I think it’s much more likely they’d see it as a gratuitous swipe rather than a courageous stand. It reinforces the notion that ‘racism is dumb’ more than it rallies people.

      • superlloyd

        Islam isn’t a race,you libtard dupe, nor is it’s barbaric belief system, devised by a murderer and pedophile, compatible with any non islamic country. You have to be truly dumb do believe all cultures are equal. Liberals are pathetic deniers of reality and justly ridiculed for their wooly headed, wishful thinking.

        • silviosilver

          Whoah, calm down champ. I’m from being a libtard. Obviously Islam isn’t a race, but my point was gratuitous swipes like that are virtually always interpreted by the majority as being motivated by ‘racism.’ Does that help advance the racial cause? Not if the past fifty years are any guide. People simply interpret statements like that as “bah, just more racist bulls–t” and go back to sleep. Obviously that bar owner’s heart is in the right place, but the fact is there are far more effective ways of getting the point across than this.

  • DaveMed

    John Hawke is a brave man and a patriot.

    • See The Future

      Unfortunately we will allow him to be destroyed.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    It’s good to know that pattern recognition is still legal in a western country. That the sign was up for a full nine hours is remarkable.

  • Get lots of bacon on the grill. That’ll keep ’em away.

    • Sick of it

      Alcohol didn’t scare them off nor did the women without hijabs.

  • LHathaway

    “Such attitudes belong to bygone eras when it may have been acceptable to exclude people from bars and restaurants because of their background”

    Yes, such attitudes belong to an ugly bygone era. But noble thoughts without action can form an empty screed. That’s why those such as this Tim Soutphommasane are on the job. And that’s why he should spend some time frequenting several bars in my town, making sure those aren’t just empty words he’s speaking. In fact, making sure those words don’t make up a farce.

  • CallahanAuto

    A feel good Christmas story! Excellent!

    • See The Future

      I would not get my hopes up too high.

  • Conrad

    Somebody should have thought of this in the 1960s. Business owners lost control of their places back then.

  • dd121

    Challenge the leftists and they immediately threaten violence. We must be prepared for that.

  • TruthBeTold

    Just start serving pork and foods cooked with pork products.

    Hang up a sign proudly saying, ‘All our food is made with pork’.

    • IstvanIN

      Bacon and bacon fat make everything tasty.

      • Who Me?

        And bacon can be put in or on almost everything. If you absolutely CAN’T use bacon or bacon fat, use lard. Advertise widely that you support your local pork producers. Install a traditional “pub dog” or maybe two. Then put up a “Muslims Welcome–sorry no halal food” sign over the front door. See, you’re being all nice and welcoming and inclusive. Too bad they just aren’t interested in patronizing your business–you can’t FORCE them to come, now can you?

      • Lkoehn

        Perhaps we should pass a law requiring all deceased to be coated with lard before burial.

  • See The Future

    He will be taken to our white democratic court.

    He will be found guilty and forced to pay a fine and apologize or go to jail.

    The politicians and media will support the enemy.

    Only a white mob of one million plus will have any effect on the leadership.

    The odds don’t look good for our side.

  • Zimriel

    Muslims aren’t allowed to drink alcohol so if anything, the bar is saving their souls.

  • Dalliance

    I wonder what the response would have been if he had written, “Sorry, no suicide vests” or “Sorry, if we can’t see your face, then you can’t drink beer” or “Sorry, if you are a religio-political supremacist, then we won’t feel comfortable serving you.”

  • freddy_hills

    Does anyone else see the irony in being upset with a bar that says “no muslims” when it’s against their religion to drink?

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    I’m profoundly offended by this. He should remove the word “Sorry” post-haste!

  • Anna Tree

    I wonder why there was no outcry from the media when Muslims don’t allow Non-muslims in the swimming pool (in England and maybe other countries.)

    • Lkoehn

      Why would anyone want to swim with Muslims? They pee in the pool and drink the water.

  • David Ashton

    In this “Mother Country” , our “Land of Hope & Glory, the Mother of the Free”, the offending Pom would probably be jailed.

    However, Muslims regard alcohol as haram, and can hardly complain about being warned of its presence in an infidel location.

    Am I correct in thinking that Queen Isabella of Spain proposed a regulation that loyal citizens should display ham in their windows? Something similar might be a good idea – in our dreams.

    How do you pronounce Soutphommasane? It sounds like an exotic food flavoring, but then I suppose Smith and Jones must sound a bit alien in Laos, Vietnam or Ceylon, but – look out, the police are already at my door!

  • HE2

    In plain view on the door and above the grill, post a sign notifying diners that bacon fat is, and always has been, used to grease the grill’s surface.
    As someone mentioned previously, another good idea is posting, “our baked bread and meat products are flavored with pork bits or bacon fat for that extra yummy richness we love.”
    We need to utilize the same sneaky, twisted, Orwellian terms and techniques as the enemy.

  • Singingbird1

    Well all I can say is that I avoid muslim shops and other businesses.They don’t need to put up a sign saying,’Sorry no whites’ for this white person as I positively avoid them.

  • jaye ellis

    Other good signs:

    “Absolutely, positively, No Muslim Suicide Bombers Beyond This Line”

  • Lkoehn

    There is no need to put up controversial signs. Put up pictures of naked women, serve lots of pork dishes, and don’t allow goats and not a muslim will cross your doorstep. If it ever looks like muslims will take over start a goat farm and you will be safe.

    • MBlanc46

      The pork will certainly be a repellant, but most Muslim men are so sex-starved that the picture would have them breaking down the doors.

      • Lkoehn

        Islam makes it a sin for a man to look at a naked woman other than a wife and the penalty under Sharia is not good. No alcohol, no naked woman, no pork. If we could just get a law that require all be wiped down with lard before burial the problem would solve itself.

  • Dr. X

    “Race Discrimination Commissioner”? umm… doesn’t sound very much different than “Proletarian Workers’ Commissar,” does it?

    • GM (Australia)

      Or the chief of the Thought Police.

      • Fr. John+

        Same title, different decade.
        Equally illegitimate, equally dismissed of, by the voting populace.
        Do it now.

  • Theo Bombast

    I’ve driven through every Capital city (incl Townsville- scene of WWII negro mutiny, and Cairns) except Perth. Been through many towns in Qld. I was looking for a White town- with work (full-time,not seasonal). It seems they no longer exist*.

    I’ve been living/working the last 18 months has a scary number of
    muslims. Mostly Trashcani and asian looking muzzies. Only two arabs, one
    I know- sort of live with. (He’s the ONLY one the factory needs)

    Down the road a-ways in Shepparton an old local told me violent muzzies (Iraqis) can
    be a problem after dark. I’ve been telling Aussies all over the place
    they need deporting if they/we want to avoid MAJOR bloodshed in future.

    in Emerald or Rocky (Rockhampton) long enough to seriously try for
    work, although some got back to me once out of State. My current scene,
    with no serious skills (not using forklift or truck licences) appears
    about as good as it gets.

    EVERY [formerly] White country is going to feel the force of islam sooner or later~

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