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“It’s really disgusting,” Vandals target Muslim mosque


KFOR: Newschannel 4

EDMOND, Okla. – Before Sunday prayer service, raw bacon was discovered by a child at a local mosque.

“I always felt safe here. I always felt it was a comfortable place to go,” Adam Soltani, CAIR executive director, said.

On Sunday, vandals tossed bacon along the doorway of an Edmond mosque near the University of Central Oklahoma.

“Someone would have to know that according to the Islamic faith, pork is not allowed for Muslims to eat, so it sends a message that they know that and that they want to offend,” said Soltani.

Students are shocked to see this happen in their community.

“It’s really disgusting, actually. I just don’t understand why people would do that,” Erick Larson, a student at the University of Central Oklahoma, said.

“I think it’s ironic that it happened so close to when UCO had our Tunnel of Oppression, which actually addresses things like this,” Deshara Flemming, student at UCO, said.

“Whenever we see a surge in anti-Muslim rhetoric and speech in a local community, it seems to be coupled with unfortunate incidents of hate crimes and vandalism,” Soltani said.

This isn’t the first time a mosque has been targeted in the metro. In 2012, vandals shot paint balls at the Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City.

In 2013, surveillance video was released showing a suspect painting racial slurs on the walls of another metro mosque. Both were investigated as hate crimes.

“I think with each incident, the concern grows even stronger,” Soltani said.

The mosque filed a police report with Edmond.

At the same time, CAIR has contacted the FBI in hopes they will investigate this latest incident.

The Edmond mosque plans on installing surveillance cameras.

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  • The greenmantle

    Muslim mosque ? Is there any other kind of mosque ?
    Does the stupidity ever stop ?

    Sir David

  • moraka

    Don’t you mean slaughtering and desecrating the corpses of their kin.

  • moraka

    Not really, its more like petting a greased rock on an altar. Pointless as an offense.

  • ShunTheRightWhale

    It’s like sex on the altar.

  • Yausari

    The Bacon Inspectors is the best they can get. Otherwise, they sit around and do nothing

  • downwithpants

    CAIR is appealing to the Federal Bacon Inspectors? Damn I hear they always get their ham…I mean man.

  • Julieann Wozniak

    What’s with the bacon? It’s the bigot’s equivalent of lighting a paper sack of dog poop on some poor guy’s front stoop. Or public urination. All of these thing are pointless and gross, and lets everyone know you’re brainless idiots.

  • Awesome

    The “heartland of America” certainly has its drawbacks, and the riffraff who target minorities and the places they gather is unfortunately one of them. This goes to show that homogeny can be a very ugly thing.

  • cmyfe .

    This is a double crime. One is the filthy expression of hate and the other is slaughtering their kin to commit this.

  • Yausari

    “At the same time, CAIR has contacted the FBI in hopes they will investigate this latest incident.”
    Seriously FBIs, you clearly have a lot of jobs to do. Just drop the BS sting operation.

  • mindy1

    Am so sick of hearing about people wasting food to make a childish point

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