A Florida man released his five dogs on a Muslim neighbor’s Bichon Frise, while standing naked in his doorway and calling the neighbor a “Muslim terrorist” as his dogs tore the neighbor’s animal to shreds.
As WJHL, in Johnson City, Tennessee, reports, Jackie Hammock, 72, had no love for his neighbor, Azard Baksh, and had previously threatened the man.
On Monday, the neighbors’ dispute came to a head, as Baksh was walking his Bichon Frise, Myra. As Myra stopped in a grassy area to relieve herself, Hammock, completely naked, came to his front door, released his five dogs, and hurled insults at Baksh while his dogs attacked the Myra.
“He started, ya know, cussing me, ‘Muslim terrorist, Islamic Muslim terrorist. Go back where you come from. The big mother dog came and grabbed Myra, shook her like a teddy bear. And I started screaming. He started calling me names and said, ‘Don’t walk in this street, you Muslim terrorist. Stay out of here.'”
Hammock’s wife called the dogs inside, but Hammock released them once again, still naked. Then a second time, the dogs were called inside, and Hammock released them again.
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Neighbor Sue White witnessed the entire assault.
“He was standing at his door and I was sitting right there. I had a straight shot. It was very disturbing.”
Baksh ran to White’s house to get help. From there, Myra was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.
Unfortunately, Myra was no match for Hammock’s dogs. Bichon Frises are considered a “Toy” breed, and only weigh about 10-20 pounds.
Hammock’s five dogs were all mixed-breeds, and the largest two were described as being 50-60 pounds.
Myra died overnight of her injuries.
According to WCMH in Columbus, Hammock was not at all apologetic about the dog attack when cops came to talk to him. A police officer asked a now-clothed Hammock if he had allowed his dogs to attack his neighbor’s dog.
“Oh yes sir, absolutely. I hate that terrorist pr**ck.”
Hammock was taken to jail and charged with cruelty to animals, aggravated assault and exposure of sexual organs.
In the wake of the November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris, and the December 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernadino, hate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise, according to Huffington Post.
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), said he hasn’t witnessed so much Islamaphobia in the U.S. since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
“We’re seeing so many of these things happening that it’s unbelievable. It’s off the chart — and I don’t think we’ve seen the end of it.”
In fact, New York Times writer Liam Stack, in a February 15 report, compiled a list of hate crimes against Muslims and their property — and the list is far from inclusive.
- On December 13 in Hawthorne, California, vandals spray-painted “Jesus” on a mosque wall, and left a replica of a hand grenade nearby.
- On December 6 in Buena Park, California, vandals targeted a Sikh Temple with anti-Muslim graffiti. Sikhism is a completely different religion from Islam.
- On November 26 in Pittsburgh, a passenger in a cab shot and killed the cab driver after demanding to know that he was Muslim.
- In Queens, a man walked into a convenience store shouting “I kill Muslims!” He then punched the convenience store clerk in the head repeatedly.
As of this writing, it is not clear if Jackie Hammock, the Florida man who let loose his dogs on a Muslim neighbor’s pet, has an attorney or has posted bail.
[Image courtesy of Lake Wales Police Department]