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. billfarty

    its so much fun watching your country go down the tubes...at least all those crazy muslims can go back to their 'training camps' in 'brown person land'. you white folk are stuck here. it will be fun watching you try to get into canada.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  2. Ethan

    What a waste of bacon...what kind of redneck waste bacon?!?!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  3. JohnQuest

    Christianity is a religion of hate, oppression and intolerance of all other religions or any one that does not think like them. Just ask a Muslim, Jew, Buddhist or especially a Non-Believer.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
    • donavon

      "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
      – Jesus, founder of Christianity

      October 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
    • billfarty

      "those of you without sin can cast the first stone"
      hahah you stupid christian rednecks are likely going to goto hell.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm |
    • donavon

      lol- how do those to sentences go together mr farty?

      October 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
    • gpl2032

      Christians do not fly planes into buildings, they do not behead or stone adulterers, and they do not bomb school-children, but Muslims do. I remember Muslims everywhere celebrating on 9-11. Even when Christians go to war, we go out of our way to avoid civilian casualties, even at the expense of our own troops' safety, while Muslims go out of their way to kill civilians. Muslims commit hundreds of terrorist attacks every day. Muslims are continually spewing hatred, ignorance and violence against anyone they deem "infidel." Christians do not riot and murder when someone insults Jesus or burns the bible, but Muslims do. Islamic extremism goes far deeper, and enjoys much more support in the Muslim community than anyone has been willing to acknowledge until recently. For too long, moderate Muslims have been making excuses for their violent bretheren. It is not enough for them to verbally condemn violence; they have to get rid of the people who are doing it. If they want to earn the trust of non-Muslims, they need to visibly root out the evil that is in their midst.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
    • Tracy

      GPL2032 I think you are glorifying christian actions. Tons of horrible attrocitys have and still are being perpetrated all over the world in the name of Christianity.

      I also have to chuckle about how Muslims spew hatred and Christians dont. You can't be serious?

      Go ask someone walking into Planned Parent hood about Christian Hatred and intolerance.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
    • das0522

      You're obviously ignorant of history and current events. Muslims have a long and bloody history of conquest and aggression against "infidels." Just ask the families of those killed by suicide bombers and on 9/11.

      The early Christians were persecuted by the Jews and pagan authorities of the Roman Empire. They were also persecuted by the atheist regime of the former Soviet Union and are currently persecuted by the atheist regime of China. This should dispel any false notions of secular tolerance.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
    • David Johnson

      You said, "'love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
      – Jesus, founder of Christianity'"

      If the truth be known, Paul was the founder of Christianity.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
    • Julie

      JohnQuest, how sad for you...

      October 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  4. Smartalex

    Bacon is as close to Heaven as you can get!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  5. Juicy Joyce

    This is a wonderful country and until Muslims proclaim their love for it and start living under our laws without any Imars influencing them, this sort of action will occur. Although it isn't right, there was no harm done and there will always be folks who do not-so-nice things to places of worship. So, I guess these folks have to take the good with the bad.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  6. Sagebrush Shorty

    Why does this even rate a mention on CNN?

    October 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  7. disappointed

    the have filled with the comments i have read on here leaves me disgusted. how would you like it if something you didnt like..something your morals and logics were against was presented at a place that was secret to you? the outraged that the muslims have about this stupid incident is equal to that emotion..people need to weigh their words before they say stuff they know nothing about.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  8. Ben

    Muslim is a religion of hate, oppression and intollerance of all other religions

    October 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
    • Tracy

      The posts from non-muslims on this thread sure look like "loving and tolerant" in comparison don't they? No....crap.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  9. STACY

    america, land of the ignorant

    October 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
    • das0522

      maybe you can go the enlightened land of Afghanistan and get your nose cut off like the woman on the cover to Time

      October 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  10. Jay

    What a waste of good bacon!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  11. STACY

    wow...america is filled with a bunch of ignorant babies

    October 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  12. PorkyPig

    Can I stand in the street in front of the mosque and eat a ham sandwich??? Or is that against the law as well...

    October 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
    • DaffyDuckandCover

      Don't know, porky, but I think I just made plans for this afternoon. The good news is, if anyone sees me, it will be front page news on CNN...

      Also, quick culinary question...is it too much too make it a Bacon, Spam, and Ham Sammie? Maybe I can fit some shrimp in there too...

      October 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm |
  13. EternalBliss

    Great...it seems now that every teenager in America ..now knows a legal way to make headlines....

    October 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  14. Julie

    My dog loves bacon. She would have been happy to clean up the mess for them.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  15. American Infidel

    When the fecal matter hits the fan, I'd have a good ol' Carolina country boy as a wingman over a city wannabe thug ANYDAY.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
    • Frogist

      @American Infidel: Hey good for you! You just take your South Ccarolina good ol boys and hole up somewhere remote and wait till the war starts. We'll let you know when to come out. Really...

      October 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  16. Bobby

    It is so wierd that they would use pork products.. Jesus was KOSHER and ate no pork products!! I hope they weren't followers of his..

    October 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
    • Geez

      Thats because Jesus was Jewish... Jews arent followers of Christ. Christians have no problems with pork. Im trying to figure out your point... Plus who says it was a Christian. It could be an anti-religion follower.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  17. Wzrd1

    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
    In response, God gave his creations religion. Each culture had their own, each planet had hundreds. God figured it'd be an easy way for the creatures there to eliminate themselves and save him the trouble.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  18. Thomas kurian

    Dear Americans please do not fall for musl1m tricks. They are a cancer to this world.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  19. Bill hentry

    mus1ims out od USA

    October 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  20. American Infidel

    The Carolinas are the most patriotic of the states. I have been in 22 states, and nowhere have I seen more true-blue Americans than there. Carry on SC!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
    • Medardus

      It's people like you that bring SIr Walter Raleigh's words home to me.

      "Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious."

      You really need to take a look at what makes the USA great. And get that Confederate Flag off your truck. It makes you look stupid.

      October 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
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