Of all the things I’ve ever heard in my life the issue of “hate crimes” has to be about the most absurd thing. After all, I know of no crime that is ever committed out of love. But this one takes the cake. Apparently as Muslims were ending their month long celebration of Ramadan in Staten Island, New York, someone decided to scatter pieces of bacon over the New Dorp Beach field where they ended their festivities.
According to Islamic teaching, this would desecrate the field, but apparently it didn’t ruin their celebration as 1,500 people gathered unaware of the police investigation that had taken place there earlier.
Dr. Mohamd Sadeia, president of the Muslim American Society on Staten Island said that “everything went smoothly” and that the community is “really not aware of it.”Continue reading →