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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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1 posted on 11/29/2006 9:14:48 PM PST by jdm
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I LOVE IT... too bad he'll lose.


*fingers crossed*


2 posted on 11/29/2006 9:17:48 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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They should have online betting and web cams for the pig races.


3 posted on 11/29/2006 9:18:25 PM PST by teacherwoes (A fugitive from a Democratically-controlled Congress)
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To: jdm
let me know when the first race is . my neighbors and I will be there.
4 posted on 11/29/2006 9:20:00 PM PST by righthand man (WE'RE SOUTHERN AND PROUD OF IT)
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To: jdm
LOL, this is good. Interestingly enough I am leaving the liberal cesspool of San Francisco soon and moving to that area. I will definitely try to attend the pig races. If they happen when I'm in the area I'll snap some photos and post them. :-)

LBT
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5 posted on 11/29/2006 9:20:18 PM PST by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: jdm

FYI, Friday night is only holy to Jewish people, it's Thursday night that's holy to Moslems. Thursday night/Friday daytime.


6 posted on 11/29/2006 9:21:16 PM PST by japaneseghost (()
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Great idea.Im sure city ordinances will prohibit the rest of us from running pig races on any night.


7 posted on 11/29/2006 9:22:16 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: teacherwoes

Add a few pole dancers, and plenty of beer;)


8 posted on 11/29/2006 9:23:06 PM PST by Frank_2001
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Put me down for a $10 Arnold Ziffel-Porky Pig exacta in the 5th race.


9 posted on 11/29/2006 9:23:41 PM PST by Dahoser (It's going to be a long and miserable two years.)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; Axiom Nine; ...

Let's Go To The Races! Pinggggggggggggg


10 posted on 11/29/2006 9:24:08 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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I'm a Pole dancer and I might be at those races!

Well, I'm Polish and I dance....

;-)


11 posted on 11/29/2006 9:25:21 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: jdm

Every day offer ham sandwiches to those entering the mosque.


12 posted on 11/29/2006 9:26:19 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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WTG! Does anyone know if pigs can be trained to be an infidel "guard dog" of sorts?


13 posted on 11/29/2006 9:26:35 PM PST by backtothestreets (Invite Jesus to pray with you.)
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Yeah there's that and also that Friday night is a Muslim holy day.

No, the weekly Muslim "holy" day starts Thursday at dusk and ends Friday at dusk. ....so it's Thursday night, not Friday night.

14 posted on 11/29/2006 9:27:33 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: jdm
I've been using a parody of Bart's job interview with Hedy Lamarr...("That's Hedley!")...Hedley Lamarr from "Blazing Saddles" as one of my taglines, so imagine my delight that somebody decided to do it for real.
15 posted on 11/29/2006 9:28:45 PM PST by RichInOC ("Stampeding hogs." "That's not much of a crime." "Through the Grand Mosque?" "Kinky. Sign here.")
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Doggone it. fotki must be down...I WAS going to post my pic of the smiling pig here...


16 posted on 11/29/2006 9:30:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: jdm

I *do* love Texas.......pigs and all.


17 posted on 11/29/2006 9:30:23 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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"WTG! Does anyone know if pigs can be trained to be an infidel "guard dog" of sorts?"

lol..Yes they can! If anything gets near their pen and spooks them they will run around a kinda Woof like a large dog. You need the ones about 3/4 grown though. The little ones wont, and the older one get to fat and lazy.
18 posted on 11/29/2006 9:35:03 PM PST by Beagle8U (Charlie Rangel is teaching the "True Conservatives" a lesson......( there really is a difference))
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20 posted on 11/29/2006 9:39:28 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("On 11/07/06, 'true' conservatives and 'rat traitors joined forces to bring Sharia law to America.")
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