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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. JB

    I find it very sad to read some of the comments such as "Why do they even bother to come to the US? Why not say in their country and live out their lives? Dummies..." or "Nuke'm.....I would really like to believe that this forum is for adults who have real concerns or thoughts on the subject at hand. People who say things of this manner are probably really white christians who have never had any other friends outside of their race or religion. I mean this is just very sad. Equality of religions! stop racism!

    October 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
    • delivered sauce

      yeah thats real big of you to stereotype them as white christians, whose the ignorant hyprocrit now

      October 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  2. Scott G

    HAHAHAHA

    October 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  3. Moira

    Seriously? How old was the person or persons who did this? People in this country seriously need to grow up. Whatever happened to tolerance?

    October 14, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  4. KamaraSune

    If they use taxpayer dollars to investigate this I'm going to be one mad tax payer. 1: there was no damage. 2: there was hardly any clean-up. 3: Its a given when you are at war or have been with several Muslim countries that some people will not feel warm and fuzzy towards those that are in this country from that region and with much the same beliefs.
    Be thankful that the persons who did it was somewhat considerate in their protest!

    October 14, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  5. meh

    Now i'm hungry. What a waste of perfectly good bacon.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  6. Big One

    Big One
    Double Standard for American. Killed innocent Indians and now crying !!
    Want's immigrant's to go . Let us start with FIFO (First in First Out).

    October 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  7. CSnord

    I have little love or respect for religion, in general, and Islam, in particular, for a variety of reasons. But, I do recognize others rights to believe in whatever mythology works for them and to disagree with me and my views. Denigrating another person's beliefs out of spite or hate is wrong. Defacing property for any reason is wrong. It is also incredibly stupid and childish. Obviously, the people who did this don't have enough intellect to come up with a way to communicate their views in a constructive way. Unfortunately for the people who did this, it will have exactly the opposite effect than they originally intended, which is why it is so stupid. I hope the members of the congregation, or whatever the venereal term for the members of a mosque is, can rise above it.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  8. solid123

    They could have had some country ham, grits, fried eggs and red-eye gravy!!!!!!!!!

    October 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  9. Logan

    Why do they even bother to come to the US? Why not say in their country and live out their lives? Dummies...

    October 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  10. Baconator

    First, why does Soledad look like Michael Jackson?
    Next, Bacon ahahahahahaha Bacon! aaaaahhhahahahahahhhh ..hah hahh ah...BACON!!!
    Lastly, if we make a wall of pork, will that stop the spread of Islam?

    October 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  11. Thorrsman

    Somehow, it is hard no to laugh at this "crime". And laugh even more at those who would call it a "hate crime".

    October 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  12. Cletus

    That same day, a pig primed with bourbon and beans detonated on the spot, and twelve Muslims were overcome with bacon bits.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  13. CSE

    Everything is better with bacon. In this case, the bacon is better than everything.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  14. falseidols

    I love when people defend barbaric religious zealots. Especially christians.

    muslims, christians, the whole lot, require a low I.Q for \"heaven bound status\".

    October 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  15. TexPride

    A rock with a note attached to it was thrown through the window of a white family in Austin, TX last year. It barely missed their baby sleeping inside. The note said "Keep East side strong, Keep East side brown." East Austin is where most minorities live in the city. The Police said that wasn't a hate crime. Because it was against white people, a rock getting thrown with a hateful message into a house isn't called a "Hate crime". But bacon is, because it's against Muslims? What a dangerous precedent.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  16. bilbo

    Nuke'm.....50 seconds on HIGH

    October 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  17. fandia

    who did this are pigs...should be brought to justice...

    October 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  18. Michael W

    It was an accident – it fell off of my bacon double cheeseburger as I was passing by! Excuuuuuuse me!

    October 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  19. bilbo

    Food Fight!

    October 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  20. oye'va

    Did you attend school in da' US; cuz it don't seem'a like it...

    October 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
    • TexPride

      And where exactly did you attend school? The alley behind IHOP?

      October 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
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