MINNEAPOLIS — A Wisconsin fireworks store has yanked a brand from a Missouri-based manufacturer off its shelves after complaints from a Muslim group.
The fireworks were called "Run Hadji Run." One of the packages showed a cartoon drawing of Uncle Sam yanking the beard of a man dressed in Muslim attire, and the other showed a bomber jet flying over a group of Arab men on camels.
The Muslim group has asked the manufacturer, Red Rhino Fireworks, to remove the product from circulation.
"Hadji" is a title given to Muslims who have completed a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations demanded their removal after learning the fireworks were for sale at Fireworks City in Baldwin, Wis. They were removed late Friday.