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Dead pig found at door of new Texas mosque

Posted by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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Dead pig found at door of new Texas mosque

Thursday, December 06, 2012
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A disturbing find was made outside of a Houston-area mosque, and Islamic community leaders are calling it a hate crime. A dead pig was left in front of the mosque Tuesday in Cypress, Texas.


Ilyas Choudry says worshippers at the Islamic Outreach Center in Cypress says found mutilated dead pig Tuesday night near the doorstep of their 5-month-old mosque.

"They were totally surprised to see this," he said.

Leaders at the mosque say the dead pig was placed there sometime after worshipers left following afternoon prayer and arrived back for evening prayer. Muslims don't eat pork and regard the pigs as an unclean animal. Some in the Muslim community are questioning if this was a gesture of hate.

"I think it borders being a hate crime at least from our prospective, because we've seen these before and generally when people put pigs or have dead animals, it's really something hateful," said Mustafaa Carroll with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Islamic Outreach Center says it has not had any problems with neighbors before. One neighbor who asked to remain anonymous says she feels the mosque is too noisy and brings too much traffic, and she says she isn't surprised by what happened.

"This area out here is a big residential area, and there are people out here who don't want them out here because they are Muslim, but the fact is that they really have come into what is basically a residential area," she said.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement: "The HCSO is investigating a report of a dead pig found Tuesday at an Islamic Center located at 19025 Wilks Road. Deputies will gather the facts surrounding the case before making any determination about the nature of the case. Anyone with information as to how the pig ended up at the location is encouraged to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office."

by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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imamomzilla
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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 Gross.

Funny, the libs didn't see a problem when one(wearing a Romney Tee) was dropped on the steps of a GOP office.

Remember that?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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Don'[t pigs die on a regular basis in Texas? Had to die somewhere.
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

This is despicable.

angelachristine
by Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

That is horrible and disgusting! I hope they find who did it and punish them.

imamomzilla
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

 LOL.

*does a head count

Quoting Billiejeens:

Don'[t pigs die on a regular basis in Texas? Had to die somewhere.

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM


Quoting angelachristine:

That is horrible and disgusting! I hope they find who did it and punish them.

For what?

angelachristine
by Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I'm pretty sure dumping a mutilated dead animal somewhere is a crime

Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting angelachristine:

That is horrible and disgusting! I hope they find who did it and punish them.

For what?


Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Dec. 11, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Pigs are haraam in Islam. It was put there to offend.

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/12558

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 5:39 PM
Pretty sure? It is Texas, might want to check on that.
Quoting angelachristine:

I'm pretty sure dumping a mutilated dead animal somewhere is a crime

Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting angelachristine:

That is horrible and disgusting! I hope they find who did it and punish them.

For what?



Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Pigs are haraam in Islam. It was put there to offend.

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/12558


People are offended all the time, no right not to be offended.

No harm comes to a Muslim by coming into contact with a pig not of their choosing, that is the big misconception, a Muslim is not harmed by a pig, unless the Muslim chooses to interact with a pig, that is the sin.

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