Skip to comments.Pig's head tossed into Lewiston (Maine) mosque
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."
Good ol maine ingenuity
Regardless, I wonder what made this ignorant hick turn himself in.
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.
Considering it's a mosque, however, it's more an act of purification than anything else.
You don't really believe that, do you?
However, if it was a infidel's head - everything would be OK (and it sure would not have been a hate crime).
Hey, it could be worse- imagine the response if he tossed a cartoon.
>>>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?
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
>>>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.
Talk about walking into a possible ambush. Those 40 guys would have been toast if he planned anything worse.
I have no issue with fresh food, but I dont want it living in the house L0L
Should have been a LIVE whole wild Russian boar.
What a waste. How come the thing wasn't packed with cartoons of Muhammad ?
Maybe he was just inviting them to a bbq?
Obviously, Brent needs to improve his aim.
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.
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