As a group of Muslims came to pray last night at the Islamic Outreach Center on Wilks Drive near Mueschke Road in Cypress, they made a ‘shocking’ discovery. There was a dead pig laying on the deck at the entrance to the mosque.
Poor little piggy, but at least he was ‘sacrificed’ for the ‘greater good.’
Houston Press “Although Muslims do not abhor any animal (Yes they do, they hate dogs and often poison the dogs of their neighbors), it is not allowed for Muslims to eat the meat of pig,” reads an email from a mosque spokesman.
“At times pig is used symbolically against Muslims, and similar things have happened in the past across the world, and in the recent past in another part of Houston region, when pig races were held in Katy besides a Muslim place of worship.” (See videos below) Way to keep it classy, Houston exurbs!
Mosque spokesman Ilyas Choudry says a hate crime report has been filed with local police. “They are looking at it, but we believe the pig was placed there,” he tells Hair Balls. “It was right in the center of the deck.”
Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Texas chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations), America’s largest Muslim special liberties organization, issued the following statement:
“It is very alarming to see Houses of Worship being targeted with such an offensive gesture. It compromises the Muslim community’s sense of safety. We ask for everyone’s support during this time. We ask that law enforcement investigate this incident and perpetrator be held accountable. There is no place for hate at houses of worship. The increase of Islamophobic in American society rhetoric is contributing to these unfortunate occurrences.”
This summer, dead pigs or pig parts have been found near a proposed mosque site in Chino, California and a mosque in Montauban, France.