Some incident happened back home involving a congresswoman who assaulted a caterer for falsely telling her that the food she had did not contain pork. The former said with what happened, she will no longer go to heaven. http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=12054
For muslims, does eating pork really result to eternal damnation?
How should a muslim react to such cases such as above? Is physical assault to the offender justified?
I want to first start off by saying that the congresswoman's reactions are not how she should, religiously, react.
With that said, it is common knowledge that pork is a forbidden meat for muslims to consume. As far as I know, consuming pork is not merit for,as you put it, eternal damnation. It is a sin to intentionally consume it, but it is for Allah to decide what to do from that point on. HE has told us not to consume pork and we are expected to adhere to those commands.
However, since the woman unintentionally consumed the meat, she will not be punished for that sin. Allah does not punish anyone who unknowingly commits a sin. Rather than acting out the way she did, what she is recommended to do according to Islam is pray and ask for forgiveness. Her actions were in no way justifiable by the religion she follows, and are in fact, resented. Islam does not promote unnecessary violence in any way and urges to solve as many issues as possible without the need of any violence or anger.