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Residents use pig races to deter building of mosque
KTRK ^ | Nov 29, 2006 | Ted Oberg

Posted on 11/29/2006 9:14:45 PM PST by jdm

(11/29/06 - KTRK/KATY, TX) - There's an awful lot of exciting news when you round the corner on Baker Road. One of two big yellow signs announces a new neighbor is coming soon.

K.I.A., that's the Katy Islamic Association, plan to build a mosque here.

"It's not an appropriate place to have a mosque or church," said resident Barbara Simpson.

It isn't going over real well.

"As a house of worship, they shouldn't be disturbing the peace and tranquility of 15 homes," said resident John Wetmore.

Neighbors tell us they're concerned about traffic and drainage and a little fear of the unknown.

Some of the homeowners even offered to buy the land back for more than a million dollars.

The K.I.A. doesn't seem very interested in the offers.

"We're not going anywhere," said Katy Islamic Association member Alvi Muzfar.

So it seems the community at the end of Baker Road has a pretty good fight.

But this fight has gone much farther than many between two neighbors. You see in these fights, sometimes neighbors throw mud at one another, in this instance they're wallowing in it.

Craig Baker owns pigs.

He's the guy behind the second big yellow sign on Baker Road. That's the one announcing Friday night pig races.

"What does it matter, I can do whatever I want with my land right," asked landowner Craig Baker.

Sure can.

But aren't pigs on the property line racing on a Friday night a little offensive to a Muslim neighbor?

"The meat of a pig is prohibited in the religion of Islam," said Katy Islamic Association member Youssof Allam. "It's looked upon as a dirty creature."

Yeah there's that and also that Friday night is a Muslim holy day.

"That is definitely a slap in the face," said Allam..

Now before you go thinking Craig Baker is unfair, or full of hate, or somehow racist, hear him out.

Baker has long roots here, his family named the road and when the new neighbors moved in, he tells us, they asked him to move out.

"Basically that I should package up my family and my business and find a place elsewhere," said Baker. "That's ridiculous, they just bought the place one week prior and he's telling me I should think about leaving." That new owners deny they ever said anything like that, but Baker isn't budging.

Baker admits the pigs are a message he is not leaving.

The 11-acre property is sandwiched between a pricey subdivision and Craig Baker's business.

K.I.A. eventually plans to build a mosque, a gym and a school there. There's no date for the groundbreaking ceremonies, or the first pig race.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: allahwasapig; islam; katy; mosque; mosques; pigraces; pigs; races; texas
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To: jdm

I'll bet the next great pet will be a pot bellied pig. They're good pets.,, but some people don't like them. "Know what I mean, Vern."


101 posted on 11/30/2006 6:20:18 AM PST by Colonel PK (Say what you will, I don't have to agree with you.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
I like the way you think.... ;-)

I'm all for free of religion. I'm a heathen myself, so this view is understandable.

However, I'm even more for non-initiation of force/fraud/theft as a guiding principle for all my interactions with other humans. Doing something like moving into an area and telling my new neighbors to "move out" would never cross my mind. What it does show, is a diseased mindset that Islam seems to produce in copious quantities. A militant disregard for the equal Rights of others.

This attitude is a scourge that should be treated like the cancer it is. Before it kills us all...

102 posted on 11/30/2006 6:21:11 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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To: jdm

"KIA eventually plans to build a mosque, a school. and a gym there......"

the school and gym are the commando school.


103 posted on 11/30/2006 6:21:19 AM PST by ripley
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To: japaneseghost

It is also the Sabbath for many Christians.


105 posted on 11/30/2006 6:34:50 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: jdm

A good idea is to build a microbrewery next to the mosque.


106 posted on 11/30/2006 6:35:21 AM PST by stbdside
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To: righthand man

Go watch the races, pet the pigs, walk across the race track, then go say "howdy" and "welcome to the neighborhood" to the moo's.......


107 posted on 11/30/2006 6:38:45 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: backtothestreets
"lol..Yes they can!"

Super! I see a very bright future for the pig farmer that can develop a breed of guard pigs. Maybe crossbreed with warthogs to make then a bit more aggressive."

No need to crossbreed them. Unless the teeth are clipped when they are young ( most are) they will grow tusks.

Any hog will revert to being wild if you just turn them loose to find their own food/water.
108 posted on 11/30/2006 6:38:59 AM PST by Beagle8U (Charlie Rangel is teaching the "True Conservatives" a lesson......( there really is a difference))
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To: jdm
K.I.A., that's the Katy Islamic Association, plan to build a mosque here.

It appears there will be unclean animals on both sides of the fence.

109 posted on 11/30/2006 6:39:37 AM PST by Gritty (Many Muslims feel because they're born in the pigsty of the West it doesn't make them a pig-Mk Steyn)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

He wouldn't lose if more people did it.

Right now, most people are afraid to stand up to invaders like Muslims and illegals. If we all did it we'd make progress.


110 posted on 11/30/2006 6:41:00 AM PST by RockinRight (There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.)
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To: taxesareforever

Set up a grill and fry some pork chops.


111 posted on 11/30/2006 6:41:33 AM PST by RockinRight (There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.)
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To: jdm
K.I.A., that's the Katy Islamic Association, plan to build a mosque here.

KIA is a perfect acronym for any Islomic organization, IMO.

112 posted on 11/30/2006 6:42:18 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
Them pigs should be herded onto that property and allowed to defecate all over it.

That would be downright meanspirited, defiling the Religion of Peace like that...

They could accidentally get out, though, i suppose....

113 posted on 11/30/2006 6:53:31 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (Islam... if ya can't join 'em, beat 'em.)
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To: newcthem
Pig roasts, prayer meetings, nativity scenes, crosses and stars of david on cars and yards, bacon wrapped korans left here and there.......

For sure. . .that said. . .it is incredible what is going down in he name of 'freedom'. American's better rise up out of the 'ground of political correctness' and remember who we are and stop being afraid of the Muslim 'powers that be' or any other 'special' that uses PC to accomplish their 'end-run' goals. . .while that same PC reduces us to a non-judgmental and irrational level of citizenry.

'This is MY country; and it can be yours; but not at my expense'.

Wake-up America and do something. . .tell your community leadership to 'stop the mindless PC'; i.e. catering to 'special needs'; out of fear, no less.

114 posted on 11/30/2006 6:54:32 AM PST by cricket
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To: SpinnerWebb

hehe


115 posted on 11/30/2006 7:10:00 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
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To: righthand man

Pass the info on to a fellow Texas FReeper, please.


116 posted on 11/30/2006 8:00:02 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: pandoraou812

"Why do they want to build where they aren't wanted and why wasn't there a zoning commission hearing so the people had the chance to say no to them building there?"

Zoning commission? In a town near Houston? Bwahahaha.

You're not from Texas, are you?


117 posted on 11/30/2006 8:04:51 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: No Truce With Kings
Nope NJ shore. But I have family in San Antonio. Here where I live you can't build a shed or a patio without permission from your neighbors and a permit. Hang wash out to dry on a clothesline and if you don't get along with your neighbors they will take a picture send it to town hall and you will get a warning and if it happens again you will get a summons and a fine. Can't wait to leave NJ!
118 posted on 11/30/2006 8:15:21 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: jdm

I wish Texas Cowboy was here to see this. I know he's laughing in heaven!!!!


119 posted on 11/30/2006 9:00:23 AM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Redleg Duke
It's looked upon as a dirty creature."

Funny, that is what we think of Muslims!

Ah, you beat me to it. I'd rather border a property of pigs then Muslims.

120 posted on 11/30/2006 9:05:52 AM PST by New Girl
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To: pax_et_bonum

Make 'em squeeeellll like a pig!


121 posted on 11/30/2006 9:08:18 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: New Girl

Hey, if your neighbors are pigs, at least your sheep and goats are safe from molestation!


122 posted on 11/30/2006 9:20:00 AM PST by Redleg Duke (íSalga de los Estados Unidos de America, invasor!)
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To: All

There's an excellent video of this story. Click on the source link.


123 posted on 11/30/2006 11:21:32 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: jdm

I am going by here tonight on my way home. I live about 1 km away. Yao Ming lives about 300 feet away.


124 posted on 11/30/2006 11:57:15 AM PST by oilfieldtrash
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To: jdm

Sounds like a good place for a barbecue stand, too.


125 posted on 11/30/2006 12:00:11 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: jdm

What congressional district is Katy in--this isn't Delay's old district, is it?


126 posted on 11/30/2006 12:00:54 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: jdm

Burlesque shows for free. That'll do it.


127 posted on 11/30/2006 12:29:16 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon
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To: Dead Corpse

Barbeques during Ramadan


128 posted on 11/30/2006 12:43:59 PM PST by Thud
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To: Mamzelle

It used to be in DeLay's district, but since Texas redistricting the Katy area was taken out of his district, and parts are now represented by Ron Paul and Mike McCaul.

This particular neighborhood lies in McCaul's district.


129 posted on 11/30/2006 12:48:44 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: jdm

In the words of the famous poet, Faouk Youssef: "Get over it."


130 posted on 11/30/2006 1:57:15 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: stbdside
"A good idea is to build a microbrewery next to the mosque." Better yet have each side flanked by a Jewish Temple, Christian Church, Catholic Church, Mormon Temple. That should make them happy. Oh and a K of C hall down the street too.
131 posted on 11/30/2006 2:00:25 PM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: oilfieldtrash

Is this "old" Katy or closer to Barker-Cypress? Coming from I-10 at Brookshire


132 posted on 11/30/2006 8:50:54 PM PST by Just A Reader ((I don't skinny dip, I chunky dunk))
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To: Just A Reader

Greased pig races are fun. Charge $1 per kid and recycle the pigs for next week. My son caught a pig at the fair, and when we picked it up to load it into the trunk, It squealed REALLY LOUD!.. If you pick up enough pigs, the din might drown out that darn prayer call.


133 posted on 12/03/2006 5:17:31 PM PST by freebird53 (Pig Noise against Islam)
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To: freebird53

I am also curious. Was this ever brought before the voters; and if not; why?


134 posted on 12/10/2006 9:07:14 AM PST by freekitty
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; stainlessbanner

Hamad leads Moe by a snout.

135 posted on 12/10/2006 9:12:57 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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