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Residents use pig races to deter building of mosque
ABC13.com ^ | 11/29/06 | Ted Oberg

Posted on 12/02/2006 3:07:56 PM PST by Jacob Kell

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. (Copyright © 2006, KTRK-TV)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: islam; katy; mosque; muslim; pigraces; pigs; rop; texas; trop
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K.I.A., huh? When I see that acronym, another meaning comes to mind, let's just say.
1 posted on 12/02/2006 3:08:00 PM PST by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Duplicate post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1747446/posts


2 posted on 12/02/2006 3:14:41 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: TWohlford
There are been a few postings of this story, in fact.

.....but it's well worth seeing it again.

3 posted on 12/02/2006 3:16:44 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Jacob Kell

I was thinking the same thing.
Are they trying to rub it in our face?

I don't trust them at all.


4 posted on 12/02/2006 3:17:03 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()...On 9-11 & 7-7 Islamic missionaries came a callin'.....()
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To: Jacob Kell

I wish they would bring those pig races to south Texas. Islamos are building a big new mosque down here in our neck of the woods.


5 posted on 12/02/2006 3:20:18 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: ThreePuttinDude
"Are they trying to rub it in our face?"

That is precisely what they are doing. Islam is not here to just be equal to any other religion, remember.

6 posted on 12/02/2006 3:30:15 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Giddyup!

7 posted on 12/02/2006 3:31:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Kyl / Cornyn in '08 .... Now is as good as any time for a GOPurge.)
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To: dc-zoo

What part of Texas do you live in, John? Brownsville?


8 posted on 12/02/2006 3:32:27 PM PST by Ken522
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To: NormsRevenge

Both above pics are Kiwi racers aka New Zealand.

9 posted on 12/02/2006 3:33:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Kyl / Cornyn in '08 .... Now is as good as any time for a GOPurge.)
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To: Jacob Kell

They should use not pig races but pig faeces, There must be a way to make the land parcel ritually unusable short of turning it into a Superfund site.


10 posted on 12/02/2006 3:33:36 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Jacob Kell; All

I wish they would stop building prayer rooms for them in our airports. I DETEST that my tax dollars are being used to support those damn people.


11 posted on 12/02/2006 3:34:42 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I hope they have a food stand for the pig race spectators....bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches and grilled pork burgers. Make sure the stand is giving off plenty of good barbecue smoke.
12 posted on 12/02/2006 3:35:05 PM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I've already posted on this. But....just love those pigs and their nasty nature!


13 posted on 12/02/2006 3:37:10 PM PST by dforest
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To: Jacob Kell
Put a pig on every flight in America to stop hi-jackings. If the terrorist crashes the plane, they'll die with pig blood on their hands.
14 posted on 12/02/2006 3:39:01 PM PST by jdm
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To: Jacob Kell
"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.

I belive him and I hope he's watching his back

15 posted on 12/02/2006 3:41:03 PM PST by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: GSlob
Just be good neighbors... some of this liquid pig manure should green up the lawn of that mosque really well.

16 posted on 12/02/2006 3:44:00 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: indylindy

We used to try and ride big pigs on the farm, Ain't easy to stay on them tho, and yes, they can get nasty. This sport is quite popular.


17 posted on 12/02/2006 3:44:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Kyl / Cornyn in '08 .... Now is as good as any time for a GOPurge.)
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To: Ken522

About 60 miles west of Brownsville in the McAllen,Texas area. We're about 10 miles from the Reynosa, Mexico bridge.


18 posted on 12/02/2006 3:44:22 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: dc-zoo

So Rosie O'Donnell is in town? I didn't know she was a racer.


19 posted on 12/02/2006 3:46:22 PM PST by Plains Drifter (America First, Last, and Always!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well make them bad boys a common sight outside of your local mosque! Funny, pigs never had any idea how important they might be!


20 posted on 12/02/2006 3:49:34 PM PST by dforest
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To: Jacob Kell

(repost from previous thread)

Here is an instructive tale for any other "houses of worship" in
the area to steer wide and clear of the Islamics.
Give the Muslims an inch...they'll take a mile (or much more).
And maybe effectively take your church's parking lot.

http://www.sperryfiles.com/corridor.shtml
(you'll have to scroll about half-way down for the passage reproduced below)

DAR AL-HIJRAH

After 9/11, Dar al-Hijrah tried to strike up an interfaith dialogue with
area churches. The neighboring Church of Christ, for one, was willing
to participate -- that is, until the mosque wanted its pastor and
flock to accept Islam. The church, along with a neighboring
church, nonetheless have agreed to allow the growing mosque to
use their parking lots during Friday prayer services, which draws
some 3,000 Muslims from around the Washington area. But for their
generosity, the 9/11 mosque would be out of business.


21 posted on 12/02/2006 3:55:45 PM PST by VOA
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To: jdm
Put a pig on every flight in America to stop hi-jackings. If the terrorist crashes the plane, they'll die with pig blood on their hands.

Great idea! It would be cheaper, safer than undercover marshalls, and will stimulate pig farming!

22 posted on 12/02/2006 3:59:06 PM PST by Anticommie
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To: NormsRevenge

In the interest of American self preservation maybe we ought to set the bald eagle aside and make Roast pig our new symbol! foe eagle lovers like me, its a sacrifice of necessity!


23 posted on 12/02/2006 4:03:06 PM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy
Funny, pigs never had any idea how important they might be!

The Pig! New symbol for the war against islamofacist
24 posted on 12/02/2006 4:03:31 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: Jacob Kell
***K.I.A. eventually plans to build a mosque, a gym and a school there.**

Maybe also an arsenal.

If you really want to have some fun, try castrating some four month old boars on Friday evenings.
25 posted on 12/02/2006 4:06:13 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (ISLAM "If you donít know what you have to fear, you will not survive."---Hirsi Ali)
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To: NormsRevenge

This picture looks similar to a painting done by Andrew Wyeth.


26 posted on 12/02/2006 4:08:20 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (ISLAM "If you donít know what you have to fear, you will not survive."---Hirsi Ali)
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To: Isabelle

The Pig....the new American symbol of freedom! We never knew a pig we didn't like!


27 posted on 12/02/2006 4:09:23 PM PST by dforest
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To: Kirkwood

***Just be good neighbors... some of this liquid pig manure should green up the lawn of that mosque really well.***

PLEASE! Chicken manure is bad but this is too much! a few times with this and everyone may vacate the area!


28 posted on 12/02/2006 4:11:25 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (ISLAM "If you donít know what you have to fear, you will not survive."---Hirsi Ali)
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To: jdm

"Put a pig on every flight"
That means this will happen.....when pigs fly!


29 posted on 12/02/2006 4:18:34 PM PST by gb63
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To: Mr. Mojo

I knew there was a reason I like Texas and Texans so much -- other than the fact they have some of the best fishing in the U.S. (snicker)


30 posted on 12/02/2006 4:19:16 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: dc-zoo

Maybe they would have to leave a tractor trailer full of pigs parked outside the "shrine" overnight on a friday,, lots of rules governing truckers hours .. can't disturb them when their time has run out for the day..


31 posted on 12/02/2006 4:32:27 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

I love pork as much as the next guy, but the sound of a confined truckload of pigs is the closest thing to the caterwauling of the demons in hell I ever hope to hear.


32 posted on 12/02/2006 4:35:33 PM PST by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: dc-zoo

It's an easy solution to keep the mosque out of your neighborhood. Surely there are pigs in So Texas?


33 posted on 12/02/2006 4:58:40 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Battle Axe
I hope they have a food stand for the pig race spectators....bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches and grilled pork burgers. Make sure the stand is giving off plenty of good barbecue smoke.

Great incentive to give the racers sincere commitment! Todays losers are tomorrows dinner!

34 posted on 12/02/2006 5:01:25 PM PST by Knute (Tell me again ONE good reason I'm living here in Wisconsin??)
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To: Jacob Kell
Be a darn shame if those Baker pigs broke out of the pen and went and wallowed and crapped all over the KIA lot.

Yep, a real darn shame.

35 posted on 12/02/2006 5:04:36 PM PST by HardStarboard (Give Pelosi and Reid Enough Rope to Hang Themselves.)
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To: HardStarboard

If you look at history, loose livestock started a lot of trouble. The white settlers were forever letting their cattle and hogs graze in Indian squash and corn.


36 posted on 12/02/2006 5:12:49 PM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Battle Axe

They are going to sell beer with the barbecue aren't they?


37 posted on 12/02/2006 6:08:57 PM PST by Grammy
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To: Grammy

My Goodness Grammy.......

Of course....this is America isn't it?

Barbecue and beer are like Mother and apple pie....


38 posted on 12/02/2006 6:20:23 PM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Jacob Kell

These people already know they are not wanted anywhere in this country. They need to find life so annoying here that they can't stand it. Pig games are a small, small start to want is needed.

Oh, and speaking of pig games, they should see what's in the "Muzzie sauce" that goes on their food in restaurants.


39 posted on 12/02/2006 6:27:55 PM PST by D.P.Roberts
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To: Jacob Kell
"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."

I would rather have a pig farmer as my neighbor than a Muslim mosque.

40 posted on 12/02/2006 6:31:50 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: He Rides A White Horse
When the loudspeakers fire up for the 'call to prayer', it will become interesting.
41 posted on 12/02/2006 7:09:02 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Jacob Kell

42 posted on 12/02/2006 7:18:11 PM PST by A. Pole (Goya: "El sueno de la razon produce monstruos" (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters))
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To: Westlander
"We're not going anywhere," said Katy Islamic Association member Alvi Muzfar.

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

So what.

"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."

America is not an Islamic country, and we sure as hell don't care about your filthy Sharia Law. Not here, pal.

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

You should be slapped silly..

"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.

That is exactly what they are telling him.

To sum up my feelings on the matter, our woman are allowed to show their faces in public, drive, vote.......and we will never, ever let them be subject to Sharia Law. Muslims living in this country better get it through their thick skulls, or it's going to be ugly.

43 posted on 12/02/2006 7:18:21 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: bboop

I sure would round up some pigs if I owned the property next to the islamos.


44 posted on 12/02/2006 7:19:57 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: GSlob

What about utilizing a trebuchet?


45 posted on 12/02/2006 9:03:33 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Excellent idea - for deportations.


46 posted on 12/02/2006 9:38:28 PM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob

LOL!


47 posted on 12/02/2006 9:56:46 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Jacob Kell

The KIAs make the democrat KKK look like amateurs.


48 posted on 12/03/2006 7:13:08 AM PST by tkathy (The choice is clear: White hat people or white flag people.)
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To: Battle Axe
>>>If you look at history, loose livestock started a lot of trouble. <<<

I'm all for the Baker pigs making new history!

Go You Hogs!

49 posted on 12/03/2006 11:29:03 AM PST by HardStarboard (Give Pelosi and Reid Enough Rope to Hang Themselves.)
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To: Westlander
"When the loudspeakers fire up for the 'call to prayer', it will become interesting."

Now you mention it, that does sound much like the aforementioned trailer full of pigs!

50 posted on 12/03/2006 2:47:28 PM PST by Redbob
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