Thursday, August 23, 2012

Possible porcine "hate crime" has Muslims fuming

Packages of bacon were found in a city park that was going to be used by local Muslims for an end of Ramadan celebration.  Could be a nasty and stupid attempt at insulting Muslims, or it could be something else entirely.  What is most interesting is that immediately everyone is jumping on the hate crime bandwagon, trying to find a thread they can use to tie this to Muslim victimhood claims.  We shall see.

Maybe someone left it there as food for wild animals, who knows.

Update; August 24- Here is the latest report that clears up the alleged Muslim hate crime that was eagerly spread by Islamic apologists and the media lapdogs for Muslim supremacy.  I am sure apologies from local Muslim leaders and the press are being written as you read this, explaining how they got it all wrong.

From AP August 22
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City newspaper says it received an anonymous call from a person claiming to have discarded spoiled bacon in a park where Muslims had scheduled Ramadan prayers.

The caller said he was putting it out for seagulls and raccoons to eat, not as an anti-Muslim statement....

From CBS August 20 

NYPD Probing Hate Crime After Bacon Found At Staten Island Ramadan Site

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating an unusual bias crime on Staten Island.

Muslims who gathered for prayer to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a city park found bacon scattered on the ground, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported Monday.

With Ramadan ending this past weekend, Muslims celebrated the end of fasting with prayer. On Staten Island an outdoor service was held Sunday on a New Dorp football field, attracting some 1,500 Muslims.

But before most of the faithful arrived for Morning Prayer, it was discovered that someone had scattered a quantity of raw bacon on the field.

“This has been determined to be a bias event on the part of our Hate Crimes Task Force,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters, including WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb.

“On a website associated with this celebration was some derogatory comments and at the site itself, three packages of raw bacon were found,” Kelly added.

Followers of Islam are forbidden to eat pork. Even before the bacon was located, someone left offensive messages on the organization’s website.

“…That he or she was going to do something with a fat pig right at the time of morning prayer,” said Hesham El-Meligy of the Islamic Civic Association of Staten Island.

“The statement came from someone who identified himself as ’007Midland,’” Kelly said on Monday afternoon. “Obviously, we’re conducting an investigation to determine who put the message on the website.”

Police computer experts are trying to locate the identity of that person, whom Muslim organizers of the prayer service said was clearly trying to taunt Muslims through intimidation, like other symbols disturbing to African-Americans or Jews.

“Whether burning crosses or swastikas, a small minority are trying to threaten other people,” said Muneer Awad, executive director of the (Hamas-linked)New York chapter of the Council on Islamic Relations.

“This isn’t what America’s about. This isn’t about intolerance, our diversity is our strength and we’re encouraging people to embrace that diversity..."

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