Skip to comments.Bloody pig's foot sent to Rep. Peter King
Posted on 04/04/2011 3:59:33 PM PDT by RatsDawg
Authorities intercepted a parcel this morning addressed to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) containing a bloody pig's foot and a derogatory message, a source has confirmed to CBS News.
The parcel was intercepted at the Congressional mail facility in Landover, Maryland, where mail sent to lawmakers is screened for security risks.
The U.S. Capitol Police and U.S. Postal Service confirmed that there is an open investigation, though would not confirm the details of what was contained in the parcel because the investigation is ongoing. King's office, which did not see the parcel, referred all questions to the Capitol Police.
According to the Postal Service, a hazardous materials response team tested the parcel and found it to be non-hazardous.
Last month, King held hearings on radicalization in the Muslim-American community that critics suggested unfairly targeted Muslims, though it's not known whether this incident is related to those hearings. Muslims are forbidden from eating pork products.
Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations - a target of King's hearings - said he found the situation confusing. He said his organization regularly receives pig-themed hate messages, including letters smeared with bacon.
"My guess is it was an anti-Muslim bigot, and bigots not being brain surgeons they probably got their signals crossed," he said.
UPDATE: A source on Capitol Hill told NBC News that the note "contained anti-Semitic ramblings" and referenced the radicalization hearings. King is Roman Catholic.
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What about all that talk about coming together after the Giffords shooting?
or they couldn’t fit a horses head in the box
i’d say from a muzzie playing dirty tricks.
Not known by CBS but by everybody else in the world.
What law was broken by the sender?
Not that I did it - not sayin' I did, not sayin' I didn't.
Yeah, but a Muzzie would chop off a human head before it would ever hurt a pig...
I think Peter King should just march it over to the proposed ground zero mosque site and put it on the proposed doorstep. That would be the last we hear of anything like that happening again.
So...does this mean that we now can burn down mosques?
Oh wait....only Muslims do that....
Oh wait....only Muslims do that...
And the Korans inside them...but nobody complains about that.
And what message would have been sent if it had been Pickled Pigs Lips? Our grocery has them!
Pigs feet aren’t bad if done right.
Probably a gift.