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Pig's head tossed into Lewiston (Maine) mosque
MaineToday.com ^ | 7/5/06 | AP

Posted on 07/06/2006 11:59:52 AM PDT by wagglebee

LEWISTON — A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threw a severed pig's head into a Lewiston mosque while a group of Muslim men were praying.

The frozen pig's head was rolled into the Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center on Lisbon Street about 10:15 p.m. Monday, witnesses told the Sun Journal of Lewiston.

About 40 men were bowed down as part of their prayer ritual when the incident occurred. They got up and ran outside but were unable to locate anyone. None of the men was hit by the animal head.

Brent Matthews of Lewiston went to the police department Tuesday, told a detective he had thrown the head and was charged with desecration of a place of worship, a misdemeanor.

The charge is considered a hate-bias crime, so Matthews' case will be referred to the Attorney General's Office for further investigation, Lt. Don Mailhot said.

Pigs are considered unclean by Muslims, who are barred from eating pork, and the act was viewed as a deliberate insult upon the religion.

Lewiston police bagged the head as evidence and took it to the police station, witnesses said. Police Lt. Mark Watson said the head was then disposed of.

Matthews, who was out on bail, "admitted to doing it," Mailhot said. "He thought it was funny; it was going to be a big joke. The police department doesn't take anything like that lightly."


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If he had gone into a church and urinated on a Cross or Crucifix, the ACLU would be up in arms about his "free speech" rights.
1 posted on 07/06/2006 11:59:53 AM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Good ol maine ingenuity


2 posted on 07/06/2006 12:01:05 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: wagglebee

Regardless, I wonder what made this ignorant hick turn himself in.


3 posted on 07/06/2006 12:02:33 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Man Law: You Poke It, You Own It)
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To: wagglebee

Only a pig's head?

It's not like he tried to assasinate the Imam or parked a car bomb outside the front door of the mosque.


4 posted on 07/06/2006 12:02:34 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: wagglebee
If this had been a true house of worship, it would be an act of provocation and possibly, desecration.

Considering it's a mosque, however, it's more an act of purification than anything else.

5 posted on 07/06/2006 12:04:37 PM PDT by MarineDad (Whenever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits.)
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To: wagglebee

You don't really believe that, do you?


6 posted on 07/06/2006 12:05:23 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: wagglebee

However, if it was a infidel's head - everything would be OK (and it sure would not have been a hate crime).


7 posted on 07/06/2006 12:06:12 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: wagglebee

Hey, it could be worse- imagine the response if he tossed a cartoon.


8 posted on 07/06/2006 12:06:26 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Yay! It's Riding Season!)
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To: wagglebee

>>>If he had gone into a church and urinated on a Cross or Crucifix, the ACLU would be up in arms about his "free speech" rights.

Nah, that is art, remember?


9 posted on 07/06/2006 12:06:43 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee

From what Ive heard of the somalis in lewiston,
They have no clue about the modern world and are useng the kitchen cabinets as chicken coops.

Chickens crapping all over the kitchen L0L
Then they scream that a pig is unclean


10 posted on 07/06/2006 12:07:46 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

>>>They have no clue about the modern world and are useng the kitchen cabinets as chicken coops.

People still butcher live food. I actually find it healthier.


11 posted on 07/06/2006 12:08:45 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee
About 40 men were bowed down as part of their prayer ritual when the incident occurred. They got up and ran outside but were unable to locate anyone. None of the men was hit by the animal head.

Talk about walking into a possible ambush. Those 40 guys would have been toast if he planned anything worse.

12 posted on 07/06/2006 12:09:13 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If you're going to lie; do it well.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Hey, it could be worse- imagine the response if he tossed a cartoon.

LOL!

13 posted on 07/06/2006 12:10:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Got freedom? Thank a veteran)
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To: Calpernia

I have no issue with fresh food, but I dont want it living in the house L0L


14 posted on 07/06/2006 12:10:31 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: wagglebee

Should have been a LIVE whole wild Russian boar.


15 posted on 07/06/2006 12:10:49 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: wagglebee

What a waste. How come the thing wasn't packed with cartoons of Muhammad ?


16 posted on 07/06/2006 12:10:52 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (A country without secure borders will not long be a country.)
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To: wagglebee
Pigs are considered unclean by Muslims, who are barred from eating pork, and the act was viewed as a deliberate insult upon the religion.

Maybe he was just inviting them to a bbq?

17 posted on 07/06/2006 12:11:00 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Nanny Statists are Ameba's.)
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To: wagglebee
None of the men was hit by the animal head.

Obviously, Brent needs to improve his aim.

18 posted on 07/06/2006 12:11:35 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: MplsSteve

Better make laws to forbid people throwing frozen Pigs Heads. In Mexico, it would have been seen as a gift from HEAVEN, they would have thanked ALLAH and gone home and made some great tamales. Try that in Mexico and see what happens.


19 posted on 07/06/2006 12:11:49 PM PDT by rovenstinez (,)
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To: mylife
Agreed. A coop would be preferable.
20 posted on 07/06/2006 12:12:14 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: MarineDad

A friend of mine was very irritated the other night after going into the restroom of a fast food place where a person was using the sink to do his ablutions.

This took awhile, and got water everywhere, and nobody could wash their hands because of the person "hogging" up the sink.


21 posted on 07/06/2006 12:12:24 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: wagglebee

"The frozen pig's head was rolled into the Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center on Lisbon Street about 10:15 p.m. Monday"

Big deal. So it was frozen. Monday night pigs head bowling is traditional in Maine. If you don't want the frozen pigs head close the damn door.


22 posted on 07/06/2006 12:12:52 PM PDT by Leg Olam (Four out of five voices in my head say 'Go for it!')
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To: ZULU

"VEPR" russky pig

23 posted on 07/06/2006 12:13:13 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: MAexile

Bowling For Muslims......


24 posted on 07/06/2006 12:13:24 PM PDT by cmsgop ( DO NOT VOTE FOR PEDRO !!! He's a DEMOCRAT......)
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To: wagglebee
Sorry, but this was discussed at length earlier this morning;

(I am by no means condoning what this idiot did by throwing a pig's head into the Mosque).

But Maine has a real problem with this influx.  Maine has the highest taxes and too many on welfare.  Maine is also the second poorest state in the nation, behind Tennessee.

Gov John Baldacci along with Rep Tom Allen brought in all these Somali's to Lewiston Maine.  Last I heard, only 45 out of the 2,000 have jobs.  The rest are living off of our welfare system.

It's Against Federal Law to be a Sanctuary State for Illegal Aliens (Maine)

Feb 14-04

Immigration lawyers supporting illegal aliens are pushing Governor Baldacci to sign an executive order that will stop state agencies from questioning a person's immigration status.

Even more unsettling is the title of the order: AN ORDER REGARDING INQUIRIES INTO IMMIGRATION STATUS. It reads, "I, John E. Baldacci, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby order that no State agencies question any person about his or her immigration status and engage in any activities for the purpose of ascertaining the immigration status of any person."

article here

BALDACCI AND ALLEN SEEK FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS INFLUX OF SOMALI IMMIGRANTS

Representatives Baldacci and Allen called for $100,000 in funding to enable Catholic Charities of Maine to provide needed services to Somali immigrants in Lewiston and other communities. Catholic Charities provides outreach and assistance to refugees and immigrants.

Maine has a hard time finding work and feeding their own. Yet Baldacci and Allen want an INFLUX of immigrants! What's up with this!

click here

Baldacci and Tom Allen) are big spenders of taxpayer dollars.

You know, I have found that just downloading and distributing their immigration voting records is effective in converting most Democrats I know to the Republican side.

People just didn't know--and they are often shocked. No one wants more of the same, not to mention more budget problems.

They have voted in every way possible for:

1. annual net immigration of 1.3 million poor, illiterate people from third world countries, who are overcrowding American schools, depressing wages for American workers, contributing to one-half of all sprawl, overwhelming American hospitals, and reproducing babies at rates 3 to 45 times the rate of Americans, not to mention fiscally breaking the backs of American state and local governments and the American taxpayers.

2. They have repeatedly voted to extend amnesty to illegal aliens (8 to 11 million of them in the country now).

3. They have repeatedly voted in support of H1B visas, displacing 1 million American technical workers and resulting in no job opportunities for recent American college grads. And they continue to support an increase in the number of h1B visas.

4. They have each played a major role in preventing any efforts brought about by members of Congress who, in accordance with the wishes of 70% of the American people, sought to bring about even the slightest immigration reform in terms of lower refugee and immigrant numbers.

5. They have repeatedly voted in favor of chain migration, where the elderly, social-security-collecting parents, husbands, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, married children and so on, are guaranteed entry into America consequent to one migrant. (the young working chinese have turned social security into a commodity industry for their elderly parents)

6.They have voted for automatic citizenship for any child born to illegal immigrants on American soil. This has resulted in foreign businesses where pregnant women from poor countries like China and Africa pay to be flown here just when they're about to deliver.


And then there is the Somali situation in Lewiston.
What a coward is Mr. Baldacci.

25 posted on 07/06/2006 12:13:58 PM PDT by SheLion ("If you're legal, you can fly with the Eagle!" - Michael Anthony)
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To: wagglebee

I saw TWO pig's heads on the Donate to Free Republic add.

X42 and the Beast.


26 posted on 07/06/2006 12:17:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross in your yard, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: All

"He thought it was funny; it was going to be a big joke."

No, what "would" have been funny would have been if he put cameras in the eyes that glowed red, and rigged the mouth with servos and a speaker.

Now, what would you make the pig say?


27 posted on 07/06/2006 12:18:10 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: wagglebee

No....I don't think they would. If he had gone out and bought his own crucifix and peed on it, the ACLU would have defended him. I might have too...it would be his crucifx after all.

Not all Muslims want to kill us. I know there's parts of the Koran that tell them to make war on infidels, but does every Christian toe the line on every edict in the bible? There's a number of Muslims who live here, like it here and just want to practice thier religeon like anyone else. They don't want to blow things up, they don't want to cut off our heads and they don't want to murder your sister for driving herself to work and letting people see her ankles when she walks down the street.

Tossing a pig's head into a Mosque is just a stupid thing to do.


28 posted on 07/06/2006 12:18:48 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Oops. There is a third one with his head between his knees.


29 posted on 07/06/2006 12:19:24 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross in your yard, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: wagglebee
Pigs are considered unclean by Muslims, who are barred from eating pork, and the act was viewed as a deliberate insult upon the religion.

Some muslims consider Jews to be the subhuman offspring of pigs and monkeys. As such, they find it a deliberate insult to their religion of their daughter were to marry one.

Islam itself is intolerant.

30 posted on 07/06/2006 12:19:26 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Has the fatwah been issued yet? Allah fubar!

All your jihad are belong to us!
31 posted on 07/06/2006 12:19:51 PM PDT by evets (huh?)
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To: wagglebee
One sect of the pedophile worshiping cult believes their new prophet will be born by a man.

They check their feces for lumps to see if their new prophet is born.
32 posted on 07/06/2006 12:20:05 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: MarineDad

I think the pig should sue...


33 posted on 07/06/2006 12:20:16 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Skip Ripley

How about Serano's crucifix in urine that taxpayers funded?

That is the state PAYING someone to commit a hate crime.

Thoughtcrime laws are garbage. They are not equally applied.


34 posted on 07/06/2006 12:20:33 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: sockmonkey

A few years ago, I went back to finish my college education. I went to a community college in suburban Minneapolis.

This cmnty college has a lot of Somalis attending it. So many of them were doing their ablutions in bathrooms, splashing soap and water everywhere, that the administration had to post signs telling them to go to the gym's locker room.

It reduced the problem somewhat but a great many decided that they were gonna do their ablutions where ever the F*** they felt like it - the rest of us non-believers would just have to tolerate their diversity.


35 posted on 07/06/2006 12:20:34 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: wagglebee

Give this guy a testimonial banquet.


36 posted on 07/06/2006 12:20:34 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
No, what "would" have been funny would have been if he put cameras in the eyes that glowed red, and rigged the mouth with servos and a speaker. Now, what would you make the pig say?


"There is no terrorist threat. There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts, of terrorism and yes there will be horrific acts again. But that does not mean that there's some massive terrorist threat." - - miserable failure

37 posted on 07/06/2006 12:24:44 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Which sect would that be?


38 posted on 07/06/2006 12:25:31 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: MAexile

He could've thrown a pigskin/football. Much more aerodynamic...


39 posted on 07/06/2006 12:27:00 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: Salvey

Nice Mohawk !


40 posted on 07/06/2006 12:27:08 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: MplsSteve

they were gonna do their ablutions where ever the F*** they felt like it - the rest of us non-believers would just have to tolerate their diversity.

Ah-h-h yes, it is WE who are to become assimilated to THEM, in the great religion of Diversity.


41 posted on 07/06/2006 12:27:15 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: wagglebee

This man is a jerk. No one should be doing this to anybody, regardless of their religion.


42 posted on 07/06/2006 12:27:38 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: MarineDad
Too bad the police did not throughly investigate the crime scene.......including a weapons and explosives sweep.
43 posted on 07/06/2006 12:28:06 PM PDT by newcthem
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To: justshutupandtakeit
I do not know the name of the sect but it was told to me by a Muslim in Algeria about 30 years ago.

He could have been bull shipping me.
44 posted on 07/06/2006 12:28:29 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Skip Ripley
Uh-oh. A voice of reason. Now you've done it!
45 posted on 07/06/2006 12:29:06 PM PDT by A.P.M.
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To: wagglebee

46 posted on 07/06/2006 12:30:08 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: weegee

I'm not going to defend State supported art in general...Unless it's a really nice oil painting of dogs playing poker.

That's art!


47 posted on 07/06/2006 12:30:21 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Calpernia
People still butcher live food. I actually find it healthier.

It is. However my Grandmother raised chickens, both for eating and for eggs. I don't recall seeing any in the kitchen, before she pulled their heads off that is. Her method of beheading them involved galoshes and a convenient flat rock out in the farmyard, near the steps leading up to the house. She'd place the chicken's head on the rock, with her galosh clad foot on top of the head. Then she'd just pull on the rest of the chicken. Very effective and faster than it sounds.

I have a very graphic picture in my head of the old phrase "running around like a chicken with it's head off". Boy do I. :) Best chicken we ever ate though. When she moved off the farm (we purchased our chickens from her, already "dressed" and frozen) we had to go to "store bought", and they were terrible.

Grandma did free range chickens before it became "in".

48 posted on 07/06/2006 12:31:41 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: MplsSteve

amazing...

this is a "hate" crime.....but the teens who BURNED DOWN CHURCHES all over Alabama was a teen prank....

the college kid who plowed an SUV through his fellow students was an act of stress- poor guy felt neglected ostracised and picked on......

terrorists are freedom fighters- they fight for the freedom of the guys with guns to dictate and oppress......

it all makes perfect sense, eh?

gotta love it!


49 posted on 07/06/2006 12:32:39 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (I am your worst nightmare. I am not a racist, terrorist, or nativist. I am an AMERICAN, & I Vote!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

While nothing is too crazy to attribute to the followers of Mad Mo I never heard of this one.


50 posted on 07/06/2006 12:33:55 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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