Pig Parts Dumped as Muslims Pray; Hate Crime Probe Urged
Contrast: Can you imagine the furor in the RW blogosphere if someone had instead pulled up to a Church’s Easter service and dumped garbage on the steps?
Matter of fact you don’t have to imagine - when far left groups spattered stage blood over themselves an Easter service to protest the Iraq war it was big grist for the RW blogger mill for weeks, including attempts to tie the groups to everyone from the gay lobby to SEIU to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM involvement was the closest to being proved iirc.) I also denounced this as it was a despicable act, but we are going to hear crickets from the RW blogosphere over this attack at a Muslim religious service.
Two women hurled hunks of pig carcasses this week outside a San Bernardino County home where Muslims prayed inside, prompting calls for a federal hate crime investigation and stoking tension within the area’s Muslim community.
In a letter to the U.S. Justice Department, the Council on American-Islamic Relations urged federal prosecutors to launch a probe of the incident at the site of the proposed Al-Nur Islamic Center near Ontario. The letter said two women in a white pickup truck threw the carcass pieces at three different places at the mosque site shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, the council said.
Muslims are prohibited from eating pork or any pig byproducts. The act was especially offensive because it occurred during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the council’s Greater Los Angeles chapter.
“The intention was to create fear, intimidation and offense of the intended target,” Ayloush, said Friday, Aug. 10. “That’s the nature of a hate incident.”