A convenience store named Mayhill Store based in a small suburban town of Mayhill, New Mexico, has gained infamy after picture of its front have begun circulating around the web.
The convenience stores front window is plastered in racist, Islamophobic signs, and posters which are also derogatory to the current president of the United States, Barak Obama.
Some of the signs displayed on the store read, “Obama & other Muslims not welcome here.” another says “Kill Obama” and a racially derogatory leaflet states, “2012 No Re-nig.” The store is also noted to sell toilet paper with Obama's face.
A family drove by this store today. THIS is the root of violence, hatred and ignorance. Location, Mayhill NM BOYCOTT pic.twitter.com/kWtMLdAoYR— Mildred Pennington (@MLPenny22) June 13, 2016
A former employee of Mayhill Store, Marlon McWilliams, told KOB 4, that the signs in front of the store have been there for a long time. Marlon went on to speak of the owner of the store, 'If you go in there and you offend him, you can't go in there anymore. He turns a lot of people away.'
The store is currently up for sale and is priced at $359,000.
A representative of CAIR, Director Ibrahim Hooper made a statement regarding the shop, “While everyone has the First Amendment right to free speech – even offensive speech – we urge the store’s owner to remove the sign in the interest of common decency and of our nation’s unity at a time of increasing divisions,”