Oct 14 2010
Terrorist Front Group CAIR demands FBI find who placed foot-high bacon strip letters that spelled out “PIG CHUMP” on a walkway at the Florence, SC Islamic Center, and charge them with a ‘hate crime.’
The Sun News Mushtaq Hussain was one of the members who discovered the message after concluding a prayer gathering. He initially thought the message was a practical joke. “Then later on, we thought seriously and we thought, ‘You know, somebody doesn’t like us.'” (Ya think?)
The bacon has been removed, but Raines said there are still greasy marks on the walkway at the facility in Florence, about 80 miles east of Columbia. The one-story brick building that houses the center has been under renovation for four years, and there is no sign or prayer tower indicating what is operating there, Florence Police Major Carlos Raines said.
“There’s absolutely nothing that identifies it as a mosque,” Raines said. “It’s an insult, and I’m sure that’s what it was intended for.”
“Muslims don’t eat the pork, so you just think that somebody did this purposefully to make people feel angry,” said Mushtaq Hussain, 50, who also owns a rug business in Florence and moved to the U.S. from Pakistan about 25 years ago. “Definitely they are trying to offend people.”
CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) – a Washington-based Hamas-affiliated terrorist front group – called on the FBI to investigate, saying there have been similar threats made against Muslims nationwide.
“We believe any time there’s a possibility of a bias motive in a defacement or vandalism of a house of worship, that it’s a hate crime,” said Ibrahim Hooper, the group’s spokesman. “Of course we still don’t know the motive or who did it, but it’s not hard to put two and two together when you have a mosque and pork products. That’s quite a common theme with Islamophobes.