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. msaprilr

    Bacon terrorism strikes again!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  2. Tiger

    Everyone, name the only religion, which forbids others to practice their religion in their land.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  3. msaprilr

    Help! Somebody call the FBI! We've been attacked by bacon!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  4. msaprilr

    Oh NO! God help us! There's bacon on the sidewalk!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  5. Tiger

    Everyone, name the religion, where the prohphet killed innocent jews with his own hands.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  6. Anon

    I find it very funny that Americans in their infinite wisdom scream about how islam is an intolerant religion and in the same breath commend the current treatment of muslims in their own country. Ironic no? hillbillies.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  7. msaprilr


    October 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  8. Tiger

    Everyone, name the religion, which has moral police to whip its followers, if they don't come for praying.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
    • The Baconator

      Jehovah's Witness?

      October 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  9. Matt

    Why do people keep trying to provoke each other?? Jewish settlements going forward, even though stopping them could help bring peace. Crazy Christian pastors who want to burn a pile of Korans, Americans opposing the building of the NY cultural center, all that and someone goes and tosses bacon on a Mosque. Do you REALLY wonder why they're so mad at Americans these days? We $h1t all over them, and somehow expect them to lie down and take it. Maybe WE aren't getting the message, it's not nice to mess with other cultures and treat them that way. Maybe THATS why they are declaring jihad on insane American Christians, because of stunts like this. We've been doing it for decades, and it's one of the things that caused bin Laden to snap (remember he was a good buddy of the Reagan administration, who so gladly gave him a CIA education in order to repel the Russians out of Afghanistan) and turn against us. America, you are better than this. I'm a bloody Atheist and I know better than to stomp on someone's faith, and provoke bad reactions. This country is seriously backwards.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  10. Tiger

    Everyone, name the religion, where the woman life has half the value of a man.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  11. gpl2032


    "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. "

    Please list the atocities of Christians that rival the Muslims since 9/11?
    How many Christians have conspired to kill our troops? How many Christians have tried to plant bombs in crowded places..please inform me? What Christian organizations support terrorism?

    October 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
    • Tracy

      Yes there absolutely aren't any radical Christians...absolutely not @@ And of course ALL muslims support their radicals.

      Get a clue.

      Abortion doctors killed/clinic bombed
      Tim McVey
      Not to mention the people killed in Iraq (which wasn't a muslim country)
      HItler (at least initially)
      The Crusaides

      But apparently only "our troops" matter and anything Christians do is A-OK b/c they are Christian?

      October 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
    • donavon

      hitler was an occultist, as well as his inner circle, and the crusades were motivated by priests who didn't stick to the Bible at all

      October 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
    • Tracy

      Ah just reread....only Christian Attrocities sinc 9/11 count. So the last several hundred years of attrocities dont'....gotcha!

      October 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
    • gpl2032

      Lol...i said please list Christian atrocities since 9/11 and you give me Tim Mcviegh, the Crusades and Hitler...Lol.....Abortion clinics? Really...so how many of those were attacked and mass people were killed? Tracy, someone once said "Hell is a place were their is no reason"....and you my friend are in it.....

      October 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    By the way, let me just say this. I'm shocked that the perpetrator can actually spell the word "pig" – also, did you know that pig is one of the most intelligent living creature around? Maybe you could have known before you used bacon if you even graduated from pre-K LOL.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  13. PHAN

    hahaha.. only bacon? no eggs.. come on guys be professional.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  14. Tiger

    Everyone, name the religion, where the prophet slept with his own daughter-in-law.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
    • The Baconator

      ooh ooh, I got this one. That black preacher from Atlanta. No wait, I think his son-in-law. Let me hit up google, I'll be right back with you.

      October 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm |

    I wonder where Jim DeMint was when this happened!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  16. Sam

    You are grown adults. If a church was defaced, or a temple, you would be up in arms. But you are not, and you think it's a joke, because it happened to a Muslim congregation. You aren't followers of god, YOU are the heathens.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
    • The Baconator

      Churches and temples are defaced/vandalized all the damn time and much worse than this, but it doesn't make the front page of CNN. This is a joke.

      October 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  17. Hoofleau

    Sooo, I guess trying to get them to invest in pork bellies is out? They probably will press for the death penalty when the "bacon culprit" is caught. Run, bacon culprit, run!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  18. cc

    are jesse jackson and al sharpton also requesting an investigation? or is this not meet their criteria for a civil rights violation?

    October 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Did you ever wonder why they don't play the music "Imagine" by John Lennon anymore? Well, duh, hello, what does that mean?

    October 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  20. Richard

    AND these responsible adult individuals called American Authorities to deal with this???????????


    October 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
    • Tracy

      Why wouldn't American citizens living in America call the "American Authorities"

      October 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
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