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

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  1. SueH

    Can we also try to remember that many American Muslims are quite secular? They go to mosque as Jews go to temple and Methodists to church - sometimes just to see friends and take a spiritual break from the weekly grind. Most women do not wear headscarves, I've discovered, and you usually can't tell they're Muslim any more than you can tell if I'm a Catholic, a Baptist or an atheist. Why don't you refer to all Methodists as the same, or all Catholics, or all Jews - since they're as different in their backgrounds and beliefs as Muslims are. Some teenager born and raised in the Midwest who happens to be Muslim is no less of an American teenager than a Catholic kid in Boston. They like the same video games, music, sports. No difference. Stop demonizing different groups of Americans just because they have a different religion!

    October 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
  2. Havildar

    To" Save the world" Has he/she read the Bible? V. 17 is it not in the 10 commandments? Of course you can not read I am sorry for you.

    October 18, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  3. Havildar

    Do the Nuts know that the "pig' is unclean to the Jews also.
    But South Carolina did it not burn Churches? So what is new.

    October 18, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  4. Alexander Chorkawyj

    I'll feel sorry when some kid writes hop scotch squares on the sidewalk with chalk and FBI agents arrests 'em for a religious hate crime.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  5. bla

    This stuff doesnt surprise me about S,Carolina. They would still be doing stuff like this to our Black Americans,if they knew we wouldnt send troops down to stop it. This is your so called Bible Belt. Look what their christian governer did to his wife and children?? But thats ,ok. S.C. said, It will make him a better christian now!!!! Red Neck Havensville.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  6. Tran

    You mean.. like this?

    October 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  7. SaveTheWorld


    Scripts of Hatred in Qur’an:
    Deceptive Muslims would normally scour the whole Qur’an to extract a few verses which sound relatively acceptable, yet hardly worthy of any value for peaceful coexistence in the modern civilized society. Following are some of the examples of cruel, aggressive and retaliatory verses (Source: Digital Library Production Service, University of Michigan):

    1. Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them(2:191)
    2. Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood (9:123)
    3. When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them (9:5)
    4. Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam or refuse to pay Jizya tax (9:29)
    5. Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable (3:85)
    6. The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them (9:30)
    7. Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticise Islam. (5:33)
    8. The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque (9:28)
    9. Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies (22:19)
    10. Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them (47:4)
    11. The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them (8:65)
    12. Muslims must not take the infidels as friends (3:28)
    13. Terrorise and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an (8:12)
    14. Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels (8:60)
    15. All nonbelievers are repulsive animals in Allah's sight. (8.55)
    16. Disbelievers are evils thus shall be vanquished and driven together to hell (3.11, 12)
    17. There is no God but Allah.(3.18)

    Muslim apologists often say that there is no compulsion in Islam. The following two verses are enough the show what the reality is:

    18:29. "Say: (It is) the truth from the Lord of you (all). Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent enclosed them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burned the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place!"

    2:257: "Allah is the protecting guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities. They bring them out of light into darkness. Such are the rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein."

    October 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  8. Nina

    This just pathetic and really ignorant.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  9. Janty

    1st gen musilm american here. (Southern Russian background)
    I dont know whats more entertaining. The story or the comments.

    Bacon? Guess its not just for breakfest anymore.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  10. james

    Waste of good bacon.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  11. MassiveMarbles

    AMERICA's HEART & SOUL loves all people! People who are intolerant should go to countries where there are only people of your own RACE!

    October 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
    • delivered sauce

      apparently you havent lived here your whole life because the majority of this america loves its white race

      October 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  12. John

    They want the FBI to investigate BACON? Um. okay. Excuse me for a second.... (hahahahaha) okay I'm better now. This isn't a crime...it's a waste of food by someone that didn't have a spray can.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  13. DrMabuse

    What? No hash browns?

    October 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  14. delivered sauce

    should have fried some muslims up...yum

    October 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  15. Worried

    @Buffalo Girl. We blanket the terrorist with Muslims because in their holy book it says to kill the infadels. So, in order for them to go to their heaven they have to kill infadels AKA Americans/Christians.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
    • commenter

      NOT that I am condoning this... but in the Quran its reference to infidels, means non believers of religion, not christians or jews or people of any other religion. In fact if you ever have the chance to read the Quran they regard Jesus as both a profit and the messiah, where as Muhammad is only a proft. Although they don't believe Jesus was the son of G-d they do not want to "kill Christians" infidels are people who do not believe in religion. Also in regards to Jews, they are to be protected because Islam also believes they are the "chosen people".

      October 18, 2010 at 2:46 am |
  16. hurtlocker7

    I agree with solid123

    October 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  17. Jason

    Had to be a bunch of redneck losers...

    October 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  18. Thorrsman

    "Three chair members of the Islamic Center in Florence discovered the words "pig" and "chump" written in strips of bacon...."

    Well, there are the first three people to investigate.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  19. Sgdp

    Today its bacon, tomorrow shaved ham. How long before someone leaves an entire pork loin? We must stop this now!

    October 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  20. aaron Alford

    seriously? the FBI? wow.,

    October 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
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