Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bacon in Park No Hate Crime Caller Claims

Non-Halal Bacon Muffins
On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that someone had left raw bacon scattered around the field near the site of Ramadan prayers in Staten Island, presumably to offend the Muslims worshipers.

Hesham El-Meligy, founder of the Islamic Civic Association-Staten Island commented: “It’s unfortunately a manifestation of the atmosphere and the irresponsible rhetoric of some politicians and some in the public.”
Probably not served in Saudi Arabia

But now, a New York City newspaper has received an anonymous call from a person claiming to have discarded the spoiled bacon– and there was allegedly no offense intended to Muslims.

The caller, seemingly a little tongue-tied, told the Staten Island Advance he was putting it out for stray animals to eat because it had gone bad.

Haram Swim Suit Top

“Hi, Deborah,” the anonymous man said on the voice mail of the local reporter. “This is– I was reading the article about the horrible incident of bacon and Muslims in the park and I wanted to let you know that is not my intention,” stopping himself before saying his name.

“I had put the bacon there. It was going bad in my trunk and I put it out for the scavengers like the opossums and the raccoons and sea gulls, and I did not intend for that to cause anybody any problems.”

“It was not any (inaudible) anti-Muslim act, and I did not want to offend anybody in way. Thank you and have a good day,” he concluded.
If Georgia puts out excess blue berry pancakes for the birds, is that a hate crime if some bizarre Swedish cult thinks that  blueberries offend the ancient God of Lingonberries?

Can you imagine anything that could be done to a Mormon Church that would be labeled a hate crime?  Scatter coffee grounds around, or beer?  We've gotten to a state where offending certain groups (Christians and conservatives) is a considered a good thing, and offending certain other ethnic or societal groups is haram.

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