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Burning crucifix wrapped in ham left outside the home of Muslim family in suspected race-hate attack

Neighbor leaves house-warming gift? (h/t: Sarah AB)

Burning crucifix wrapped in ham left outside the home of Muslim family in suspected race-hate attack

(Hope Not Hate)

A Muslim family who had just moved into their new home were disgusted when ‘racist’ neighbours left a burning crucifix on their doorstep – wrapped in ham.

Police are investigating after the sick housewarming gift was planted outside the property of the shocked family in Nottingham on Tuesday evening.

The homeowner – who does not wish to be named – had been watching television with his 31-year-old wife and two son’s – aged eight and 10 – when there was a knock at his door at around 6.40pm.

But when the 39-year-old answered he was horrified to be confronted by a flaming cross propped up on his doorstep.

It was only on closer inspection that he noticed that the crucifix had been wrapped in ham – which Muslim’s are forbidden to eat.

The family are now scared for their lives after they were targeted by the racist yobs just three weeks after moving in to their new house.

The dad, a bank worker, said: “There was a knock on the door and I went to open it.

“Nobody was there, but the cross was propped up against the door.

“It was alight, and it fell into the house when I opened the door. I noticed sliced ham was tied to it.

“I’m disgusted and shocked. My wife is in bits – she’s very angry and in fear of her life. I don’t want to leave my wife and kids here.”

Neighbours today expressed their shock at the incident.

Sarah Winter, 32, said: “It’s awful. I see the lady walking her kids to school and, as a mum myself, I really feel for her. What a terrible thing to have happened.

“I’ve lived here all my life and I’ve never heard of anything like this before.”

Flora Smith, 71 added: “I’m shocked to hear that has happened. I wouldn’t say people in this area are racist at all.

“Putting something like that outside someone’s house is very upsetting and I’m very shocked about it.”

Nottinghamshire Police said they were investigating the incident, and appealed for anyone who may have seen someone running away from the scene to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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  • Kirook

    The cross “was alight, and fell into [my] house when I opened the door.”

    That could have “warmed his house” entirely too much…

  • Rights

    I am sorry. The above video IS NOT WHAT I POSTED. For some reason the wrong video showed up. Could the moderators please delete it?

    The video I meant to post appears on Youtube as “American Muslim extremists bother praying,” if anyone wishes to search for it. It shows a bunch of people bothering a Muslim who is trying to pray. They throw crosses in front of him, which he moves out of the way when he prostrates. Sorry again.l

  • Rights

    Seeing this, Jesus would stand in utter disgust and anger. These folks do as much honor to Christianity as Al-Qaeda does to Islam.

  • TheBig-T

    @ Criticaldragon

    It happened in England?
    sorry i didn’t read the article thoughroly, it was late at night when i posted that comment

  • sam

    this is the same modis operandi of christian kkk members who now are bankrupt and in disarray….thanx

  • Reynardine

    You guys are right about two things:

    1. That was an American stunt, though in these days of the Internet, anybody can learn it.

    2. That ham should have been used to feed a needy person who was allowed to eat it.

    A crucifix, by the way, is a cross with an image of Christ attached. As bad as this was, that would have been worse.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    Well, at least there are a lot of people who don’t think like whoever burned that cross in front of their house. People don’t have to blindly hate each other. They can work together and do a lot of good, despite their differences.

    Despite Strife in Middle East, Muslims and Jews Join Together To Feed Hungry and Homeless People Across North America
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-marc-schneier/despite-strife-in-middle-_b_2175932.html

  • mindy1

    Whatever happend to loving your neighbor

  • Sarah Brown

    I was rather baffled about the use of the word ‘suspected’ in the headline.

    This is off topic – but I mentioned to Ilisha that I might suggest this – if you would like to comment on this post you are very welcome.

    http://hurryupharry.org/2012/11/23/homophobic-hate-preacher-due-to-speak-at-brunel/

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @TheBig-T

    Is there even a Klan group in Britain or was this done by just some angry guy. I thought the KKK was specifically an American hate group?

  • TheBig-T

    ah
    it seems the KKK are back to their old tricks again

    and wrapping it in Bacon, seriously, i mean i dont eat bacon but it could have been used to feed the homeless instead of being used by these stupid assholes

    won’t these morons learn that we cannot eat bacon, looking at bacon will not cause us to have a spontaneous combustion

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @Emperor

    Wouldn’t call this a “house warming gift.” Its more like saying get out, or else we’ll hurt you, you’re not welcome here.

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