Skip to comments.Residents use pig races to deter building of mosque
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.
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.
ROFLMAFO! great tag line!
(oh, boys - look what I have for you heah!)
Gen Robert E Lean is leading and Gen U.S. Grunt is closing in
The feeling's mutual, Death-Worshipping Moon Cult Boy.
(Intereting, there are always the 'denials'. . .notice in the flying Imams debaucle. . .they deny everything; save that they were 'just behaving like good passengeres. . .muslim passengers. . .muslim passensgers, praying. . .nothing more.
NO. ..seatbelt extenders, requested. . .placed on floor; no changing of seats. . .no 'self'moving' to First Class. . .No rude or threatenieng conversation. . .just PRAYERS. . .quietly offered.
That said. . .upping the ante here. . .
Go PIGS Go. . .Go PIGS, GOOOOOO!
(Would also offer that these mosques are not just 'places of worship' but politcal bases as well. . .They should be viewed as such and held accountable for their political activity. . .)
If the 'races' don't work. . .then maybe the weekly Friday night pig roast/pig party might . . .nothing better than the smell of pork roasting/and or cooking on the barbeque. .
if by chance a pig were to die, bury it at the proposed site, take a digital picture, and spread like wildfire.
"If I'm good enough to play Blanket Bingo with Allah himself," the better-looking-than-the-average-Muslim woman harrumphed, "then the rest of those bearded, ululating evolutionary dead ends of the desert can just line right up, single file, and smooch my big, pink bristly backside!"
What is happening with the Moslem that shot up the women at the Jewish organization in Seattle and killed the one lady? I can't find out anything at all about it.
Is it being treated as a hate crime?
lolol... I'll take ham on rye and pig in a poke for $20 in the 4th
Maybe that roast pork fragrance could be made into a spray. Yummm...
Baker should set up a security camera and aim it at their property.
Imagine the looks on their faces when the masks are pulled off their dirtbag children's heads after the race is over.
I can dream.
Asking a man who has lived on that land all his life to leave goes just too far.