December 31, 2015
According to the Smoking Gun, Las Vegas police are investigating the case of someone leaving bacon on a mosque’s door handles:
Cops hunt vandal who placed raw bacon on doors of Las Vegas mosque… https://t.co/EWeqw6pQbh
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) December 29, 2015
Okay, why are police looking for this guy? What are they going to charge him with? Littering? He is, by the way, described as a “white male”.
According to cops, the defacement of the Masjid Tawheed mosque occurred around 3:15 AM Sunday. Video captured a man first placing bacon on the handle of the mosque’s rear door. The vandal then walked to the mosque’s main entrance and stringed several pieces of bacon across the front door handles (as seen in the adjacent photo).
The bacon was discovered hours later by worshipers arriving at the mosque for early morning prayers. Muslims are prohibited from touching or consuming bacon and other pork products.
Based on surveillance video, the suspect, who wore a baseball cap and glasses, appears to be a white male with a mustache, goatee, and long sideburns. It is unclear how he arrived at the mosque in Spring Valley, a town two miles from the Las Vegas Strip.
In April, an Oklahoma mosque reported to cops that “someone put uncooked bacon on the door handles of the men’s and women’s mosques” on a Sunday morning. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident at the Islamic Society of Edmond.
And again, if they catch him, what do they charge him with? There are also reports that the FBI is investigating the bacon strips. Maybe instead of investigating people doing this kind of thing, they should spend more time investigating people like Tashfeen Malik, Syed Farook–and the mosques that support them.