Saturday, December 30, 2006

Texan Races Pigs To Protest Mosque; Muslims unoffended

From CTV:

KATY, Texas -- A Texan unhappy with an Islamic association's plans to build a mosque next to his property has staged pig races as a protest during afternoon prayers.


"I am just defending my rights and my property,'' Craig Baker said.

Except that, while Muslims won't eat pigs, they really don't mind pig races:

"I don't care if he races, roasts or slaughters pigs,'' said Yousef Allam, a spokesman for [Katy Islamic Association].

In fact, the whole pig-racing protest arose because Mr. Baker mistakenly thought he was being evicted from the land he and his family have lived on for 100 plus years:

Earlier this month, Baker conceded the Muslims probably aren't after his land but said he had to go through with the pig races because "I would be like a total idiot if I didn't. I'd be the laughingstock now because I've gone too far.''

Resident Susan Canavespe said the pig racing isn't racist: "It's just Texas-spirited.''

And here's where I break into my cover of the theme from Deliverance:

Dingalingningningning...ning...ning...ning. Dingalingningningning...ning...ning...ning.



Anonymous said...


So that's how you spell that. I have always wondered ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, if this isn't an idea's time which has come and gone.
Kudos for the pig racer staying the course so he won't become a lauhgingstock.
My bet's one the black one ;)

Red Tory said...

Staging pig races so as NOT to become a laughingstock. Now there’s an interesting concept.

Anonymous said...


"Pig races and terror attack count websites are expressions of frustration. The official line is that non-Muslims need not be concerned about mosques in their midst, and indeed, they must not be concerned, because such concern is a manifestation of "ignorance" and "bigotry."

But for many American citizens that just doesn't compute. They have seen terror attacks being plotted in mosques. They have seen American Muslims arrested for terrorism-related offenses. They have seen American Muslim leaders concentrate more on blocking anti-terror efforts than on aiding them.

And they know that the organizers of this Houston-area mosque, like all others in the United States, have never even been asked any questions by any official about where their money is coming from, what they will teach in this mosque, and so on -- despite clear evidence that hatred of Jews and Christians and Islamic supremacism is being taught in all too many American mosques.

The cognitive dissonance is growing. No wonder people are holding pig races."

bigcitylib said...

Thanks anon. That jihad watch post shall be the subject of tomorrow's first rant.

Anonymous said...

For all the ranting about plots being hatched in American mosques, there seems to be precious little evidence for them.

Are we to assume, yet again that Homeland Security, the CIA and the FBI are staffed completely with fools and incompetents (none of whom speak 'Muslim') and that it's up to the brave keyboard warriors to uncover the truth from the safety of their moms basements?

I guess so.

Anonymous said...


Texas: Islamic group told neighboring farmer his pigs would have to go

Previous stories about the pig races on the land next to a new mosque in Texas suggested that pig racer Craig Baker was just being un-neighborly. But this one adds a detail I haven't seen before: that the mosque owners told Baker he would have to get rid of his pigs.

Now what made them think that they had any right to tell their new neighbor what he must do with his property? They were treating him like a dhimmi. But it doesn't look as if he is one.

"Texas Man Stages Pig Races to Protest Islamic Neighbor's Plans to Build Mosque," from FoxNews, with thanks to Avatar:

KATY, Texas — When an Islamic group moved in next door and told Craig Baker the pigs on his family's 200-year-old Texas farm had to go, he and his swine decided to fight back.

In protest of being asked to move, Davis began staging elaborate pig races on Friday afternoons — one of the Islamic world's most holy days.

Craig's neighbors, the Katy Islamic Association, have plans to build a mosque and community compound on the 11 acres they purchased alongside his farm.

Baker, 46, a stone-shop owner whose family has owned the farm for two centuries, says the association knew about the pigs when they bought the property, and it's not fair for them to ask him to get rid of the animals.

"I am just defending my rights and my property," Baker said. "They totally disrespected me and my family."

Initially Baker and Kamel Fotouh, the president of the 500-member Islamic Association, were on good terms. But things turned sour at a town meeting, where Baker says Fotouh insulted him by asking him to move.

"That was the last straw for me ... calling me a liar, especially in front of three or four hundred people at that meeting," Baker said. "Mr. Fotouh said it would be a good idea if I considered packing up my stuff and moving out further to the country."

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