October 13th, 2010
03:29 PM ET

South Carolina mosque defaced with bacon

From CNN South Carolina affiliate WMBF:

A national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group is calling on the FBI to investigate a message written in bacon at mosque in Florence.

Three chair members of the Islamic Center in Florence discovered the words "pig" and "chump" written in strips of bacon on the walkway along the mosque Sunday afternoon.

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Filed under: Food • Islam • South Carolina • United States

soundoff (634 Responses)
  1. Ted


    October 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  2. starzzguitar

    This is really funny. Maybe they mistook this mosque for a Jewish Temple. Either way, at least whoever did this is not blowing things up! God forbid we offend the Muslims!

    October 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm |

      I couldn't agree more ! Instead they should have BLOWN up PIGS in front of the doors and windows ! LOL

      October 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
    • Kate


      Last bunch of people who advocated blowing up pigs were the Hutaree ... Didn't do them much good now, did it?

      Just sayin'

      October 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  3. Bacon tastes good

    Ummm still not sure how the mosque was "defaced". Strips of bacon on the sidewalk doesn't really seem like vandalism to me.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  4. Rock God

    Bigots are ignorant. Christians aren't allowed to eat bacon either! Read Leviticus!

    October 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
    • well read

      Christians are allowed to eat bacon, read Acts.

      October 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
    • Kate

      Americans can eat whatever they like – read the Constitution

      Just sayin'

      October 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  5. Someone

    I want to make it clear up front that I have nothing against Muslims nor do I have an issues with Mosques being in my (or any) neighborhood. I appreciate their culture and contributions to American society.

    However, if this was done to a Catholic church, would it be a considered "defacing"? No, it would be a prank. If this were done to a Synagogue would it be considered a "hate crime"? No, it would probably still be considered a tactless prank.Calling in the FBI? Come on. Where does it end?

    Is this tacky and hurtful? Yes. Is it disgusting? Yes. But, if we call the FBI in on this, we have to call the FBI on every toilet-papering teen in the US.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  6. Jeff

    I will totally take that bacon off their hands.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  7. Tommy T

    It probably sounded better in the original German...

    October 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  8. Steve

    Better comply or there could be violence! American troops might be at risk!

    October 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  9. Todd

    If you want to see how real Muslims are try doing two tours in Afghanistan and you will learn. I will never look at them in a positive light after seeing what they do behind closed doors, then claim to be religious.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  10. Hector Sanchez

    I usually store bacon in my underwear.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  11. tracy

    defacing a mosque?? off with their heads!!!!

    October 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  12. george

    South Carolina? Land of biggotry? Figures.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  13. Feralb

    Waste of good bacon I say.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm |
  14. Tommy T

    Pig? What's the matter? Couldn't they spell "Juden Raus" ?

    October 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  15. Anna

    If only these wrong doers saw that Christians and Muslisms and Jews pray to the SAME GOD!

    Get some education !!

    October 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
    • Christian890

      Christians, Muslims and Jews do not pray to the same God. That is the problem. There are some who believe that killing innocent people is good. There are some people who believe Jesus did not die and rise again from the dead. I believe that Jesus did do that. Are the people who don't believe that, pray to the same God I do? I don't think so.

      October 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  16. oh please

    only immature children or people with poor brain development act out by writing messages in bacon.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  17. Tutavabene

    Did they leave a bottle of "white lightening" as well? If you're going to be offensive, do it all the way.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  18. Al

    God Help this country from ignorant people , do some travelling, read a book on world religions and culture then comment. It's the same ignorance ( WMD fear mongering) which has brought us into wars and now half the people in this country are poorer then most countries. Please open your eyes, before you open your mouth

    October 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
    • Michael, Chapel Hill

      When Oil dries so many other countries too may become poor.

      October 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  19. sickntired

    You've got to be kidding me? They used bacon to deface a religious establishment? That is the real crime here...a waste of perfectly good bacon. Pork Fat Rules!!! If your Muslim religion is so great and important, just take your bacon-hating, attention-starved, pathetic excuse for a human being, back to your home-land and quit making everyone around you miserable just because you lead a miserable life.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  20. CommonSense02

    The FBI? Really? They are SILENT when one of their own does an honor killing, SILENT about Fort Hood...but they want the FBI for this? BRB. I need to go buy some bacon and do a drive-by "defacement" later.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
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