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. Tracy

    I'd really like to see how *you* would react when someone decides they don't like you. Maybe because someone of the same religion that you don't know, never met and don't even live in the same country as does something. Then these people decide to start harassing you and vandalizing your property, home, church. Seriously how is that OK in the USA.

    Some of these posters are no better than animals.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  2. kirosmn

    Surprise, you are in South Carolina. The world most intolerant, moron, and stinky place.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
    • CB

      You are intolerant, ignorant, and obviously have never been there.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
    • Medardus

      @CB – Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  3. Pushtoon

    Feed dat bacon 2 da local homeless

    October 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  4. C in GA

    I can only think of a single thing – Seriously...the FBI? BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

    October 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
    • AGeek

      I laughed as well ..up to the point where I realized the FBI was being paid out of my tax dollars and being taken off investigating *actual crimes* to go hunt bacon perps. Can we send the bill to this mosque?

      October 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  5. mario

    You see...they should have left the whole pig for them to use for a BBQ! That wasn't to neighborly! We don't want you here in this country...get the picture!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  6. JoeCool

    I think this is HILAROUS.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
    • C in GA

      @ Joe big +1 friend. It's Bacon...

      October 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  7. Mad Russian

    Yet another cowardly act by a group of ignorant fools towards members of a peaceful religion. Remember, individuals are the ones that we need to be aware of, not all the members of Islam. As for anyone comparing this to Bible burning, let's go burn a few and see how the American public reacts. By the way Jeff, pigs are one of the cleanest animals out there, they just don't fit your definition of clean.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
    • CB

      You obviously know nothing of their religeon – educate yourself, you are ignorant now, and of their HISTORY.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
    • Medardus

      @CB – The only ignorance I see here is yours.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
    • gpl2032

      Cowardly Act? Hardly...I think Hi-jacking airplanes and killing innocent people is a cowardly act. Or Going to a crowded Super market and blowing eveyone up is a cowardly act. Killing your own child "honor killing" is a cowardly act....get real...

      October 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
    • Nonimus

      I agree, those acts are cowardly and heinous, but what does that have to do with these folks in S.C? They didn't do any of that.

      October 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  8. Ben

    People forget what made this country great. It sure wasn't by worrying about hurting someones feelings or bowing down to another country. When are americans going to stop putting up with this BS.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
    • Tracy

      Since the people that had their windows broken and their sidewalks littered are (more than likely) American where are you getting bowing down from?

      Since when is it OK in the USA to vandalize people's property. And a house of worship no less.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
    • AGeek

      @Tracy: you worship on the sidewalk? interesting. would you deem it similarly defaced if a bird dropped an egg while flying over? Get over it, put on your big girl panties, and join the rest of us dealing with *actual* problems.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
    • Tracy

      Ageek – if someone scattered something disgusting on the sidewalk in front of your church you'd be upset too.

      Apparently Muslims have to just take it. And some broken windows also.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  9. mary

    That was probably a bunch of bored teenagers.. who cares.. its not like they even used spray paint or placed a bomb, like why is the FBI even involved?

    October 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  10. Platypus

    Allah: the Creator whose creation needs no improvement...(Q32-7) So what's wrong with BACON?!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
    • Medardus

      Leviticus 11:10-12.

      Clearly, God hates shrimp.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  11. Goodstuff

    Silly Christians. Bacon's for eating!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
    • CB

      Why would it have to be a Christian who did it? Maybe it was a woman from there who was sick, of being told to cover up, shut up, and be my woman slave. Get a grip.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  12. Bob

    Whats' the problem? Someone brought them breakfast.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
    • Roger


      October 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
    • KD

      Ah. a fellow infidel. Cool.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  13. NickinWI

    As an American Muslim, I can say I'm disappointed, though certainly not surprised. I just can't understand the need to be so blatantly hateful.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
    • Roger

      but it's ok for you muslims to be blatantly hateful....death to American blah blah blah. Since America is the devil...what are you people doing here?

      October 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
    • CB

      You should, your book teaches hate and death to anyone who isn't believing like you.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
    • Medardus


      So does the Bible.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
    • AGeek

      I know .. the blatant hatred is utterly mindboggling. I'd never expect such a reaction to a cartoon or simple drawing ..or to a woman leaving her face uncovered.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
    • Medardus

      @AGeek – Does the KK speak for you (assuming you're white)? Do the Black Panthers speak for you (should you be black)? Does the Jewish Defense League speak for you (you might be Jewish)? Does the Irish Republican Army speak for you (on the chance you might be Catholic)?

      World of Warcraft version 4.0.1 just hit the street. If you read the forums you might assume that everyon that plays it now hates it for the drastic changes made. What you're actually seeing is the 1500 or so more vocal people venting their frustrations or their apologetics. The other 11, 998, 500 people are playing the game and getting on with their life.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
    • Chris R

      Roger, you do understand that these are fellow American citizens. The vast majority of them being born here and raised with American ideals and values. What a hate filled group in Pakistan does has as much to do with them as it does with you. You are preaching hatred against your own people.

      October 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
    • Nonimus

      Since America guarantees Muslims, and all other religions, the right to be here, what are *you* doing here?

      October 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  14. Tracy

    Did anyone actually read the article? This is the second issue. The last time someone broke a bunch of their windows. I'd have called the cops too. The cops probably brought in the FBI.

    And I fail to see how these particular people are beheading anyone, or setting off IEDs etc. More than likely most of them were born in the USA.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
    • johnnyhouse

      I think that when a lot of Americans,after 9-11, found that these people who flew those planes into the various places including the trade center, were frequenting bars, drinking with Americans,educated in one case in American colleges and attended flight school with some as friends, changed the way of thinking. It will take many years of government force feeding to change some of the thinking.Remember, everyone of them was here in our country, not some where else.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  15. Sagebrush Shorty

    They should just turn the other cheek, or jowel or whatever.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
    • KD

      I agree. Hit em in the chitlins.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  16. MDK

    Why is there a mosque in South Carolina anyway?

    October 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  17. twood

    yes the Bible also states that we are no longer under the Law of Moses. Continue reading........John says all things are lawful for me, just not necessarily good for me. For if it makes my brother stumble.......

    So as a Christian I can and do eat bacon freely.......

    October 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
    • twood

      Sorry, this was in response to Jeff above...

      October 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  18. Nowayjose71

    Funny that people that wipe their butts with their hands call a pig unclean!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
    • Tracy

      Cute. Where'd you get that lovely little tidbit of info....oh yeah completely made it up.

      October 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
    • damassa

      Not made up at all. The left hand is traditionally used for this purpose. The right hand is for eating.
      You must be extremely young!

      October 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Nowayjose: I suppose you wipe your butt with you feet?

      October 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  19. American Infidel

    Good for SC! WOOT WOOT #%@* Islam

    October 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  20. Stevo

    By the way, in America, you have the right to drop bacon on a sidewalk. In Iran, you are punished. I believe a lot of people have reversed their thinking. There is nothing about this that was criminal. Any call to the FBI should have been ignored. It is a waste of our tax money. For some strange reason, people are so afraid of offending Muslims, yet TV shows can poke fun at Christianity whenever and however they choose. Perhaps that tells you something. If someone burns a Bible, people think it's strange. If someone burns a Quran or drops bacon, the FBI and the President and CNN have to make statements. Maybe we should look at Germany and France before opening our arms to Islam culture (not the freedom to be Muslim, that is protected). The Jewish kids go to school and don't eat pork; they don't disallow pork in the school. There's a big difference. This story is absolutely not newsworthy, and I just wasted 2 minutes commenting.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
    • American Infidel

      Preach on brutha!

      October 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
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