Remember everyone's favorite anti-Islam pickup truck that was also maybe racist? Well the Virginian driver of the beautiful vehicle is now speaking out and telling the world that he is no racist. Update: But his Facebook is!
Aside from the graphics on his truck, there was some controversy about his vanity license plate, which seemed to contain some coded references to Nazism and a notorious white supremacist. Well the genteel fellow, name'a Douglas Story, would like us to know that he loves Jews and also NASCAR, but not Nazis. The Washington Post writes;
"There is absolutely no way I'd have anything to do with Hitler or Nazis." Story said Wednesday. ... My sister-in-law and my niece are Jewish. I went to my niece's bat mitzvah when she turned 13 three years ago. Does that sound like something an anti-Semite would do?" Story says the numbers 14 and 88 on his plate were not references to a white power slogan or "Heil Hitler," as the Council on American-Islamic Relations theorized, but an homage to his favorite NASCAR drivers: Tony Stewart, who drives car No. 14, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives No. 88. Story applied for the vanity plate in March 2009, shortly after Earnhardt changed his car number from 8 to 88 and Stewart changed his from 20 to 14.
Aha!! Well isn't that convenient. This likely means that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart are Nazis! All of NASCAR is Nazis!
What's really important though is that the needlessly shamed Mr. Story still has one important passion in life: he still really hates the Muslim stuff.
He says he doesn't know who took the photo of his truck, in a handicapped parking spot, that became a viral sensation on the Web. "Probably someone who obviously has a soft spot for Islam," he said, pronouncing the word "I-slam," "because if you pronounce it 'Ih-slahm,' it's not disparaging enough."
Keep on truckin' in the USA!
Update: Commenter CablinasianDem directed us to what is likely his Facebook profile (same workplace as the Douglas Story in the article), and uh... it looks kinda racist! What with all that Aryan and 100% white and David Duke stuff. Maybe this is a fake profile? If not, it's pretty damning.