KEMAH, Texas (FOX 26) - Mohammad Dar, owner of the Diary Queen on State Highway 146, is dealing with a lot of backlash for posting a sign outside of his restaurants that reads the following:
Obey preserve implement constitution of the U.S.A. "not" monkey ism of dark ages."
Many feel that the sign implies that Hindus display animal-like behavior and want the sign taken down immediately. Dar tells FOX 26 News that he never meant to single out Hindus but all organized religions.
Dairy Queen issued the following statement to FOX 26:
Like the vast majority of Dairy Queen® restaurants, the Kemah restaurant is owned and operated by an independent business owner, under a license from American Dairy Queen Corporation. The actions and statements of this individual franchisee are not representative of ADQ’s corporate values, nor of our iconic family brand. We support and welcome all customers, and expect our franchisees to do the same.
A change of ownership is anticipated for this location sometime between now and the end of the month. We will continue to work with all parties toward the closing of this transaction in the near future. We expect that this issue will be resolved at that time.
Dar says he refuses to take down the signs.