A mosque bacon attack involved two guys in Scotland who apparently thought it would be funny to attack local Muslims with pork products.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, those on the Paleo diet and bacon lovers will probably cry like a pig when they hear that beef and pork prices have been increasing much faster than other groceries. But Muslim ham haters rejoiced when Subway announced they would remove pork products from select Subway stores inside or near Islamic communities.
Police say the Edinburgh mosque bacon attack was carried out by 18-year-old Chelsea Lambie and 39-year-old Douglas Cruikshank. On January 31, 2013, they attached strips of bacon to the mosque’s door handles and also tossed strips of bacon into the building. The bacon-wielding duo was caught “Blackberry handed” because their mobile phone included messages like “Going to invade a mosque, because we can go where we want” and “Went to the mosque in Edinburgh and wrapped bacon round the door handles, opened the door and threw it in ha ha ha.”
When the pair went to trial for the mosque bacon attack, a security guard named Usman Mahmood testified about the offense the pork products caused to the Islamic community:
“I was surprised if a person did it for a joke. It is against our culture and religion. We do not eat pork or even touch it. I felt very bad seeing this meat in my sacred place. It hurt my feelings when I saw this meat hanging inside the mosque in the worshiping area. It was very disturbing.”
It also turned out the two were associated with the Scottish Defense League. Cruikshank was sentenced to nine months in prison and Lambie was ordered to spend 12 months in an institute for young offenders. A third person named 25-year-old Wayne Stilwel also plead guilty to a religiously aggravated attack on the mosque and received a sentence of 10 months.
After the sentencing for the mosque bacon attack was over, state prosecutor John Logue gave a warning to others who may think of threatening Muslims with bacon:
“The Muslim community are a valued and integral part of Scottish society and there is no place for such attacks in modern Scotland.”
Do you think the mosque bacon attack against Muslims should have carried such a relatively high criminal sentence?