If loving bacon is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
The Hate Crimes Division of the NYPD has been called in to investigate an incident at the New Dorp Beach field after bacon was found on the ground before a Ramadan service.
It’s being investigated as a hate crime — someone scattered pieces of bacon over the New Dorp Beach field where the borough’s Muslim community celebrated the end of Ramadan Sunday morning.
But that act of desecration failed to ruin what organizers described as a successful celebration — about 1,500 worshipers gathered at the John D’Amato Field at New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue, unaware of the early morning police investigation that preceded the ceremony.
“Everything went smoothly,” said Dr. Mohamed Sadeia, president of the Muslim American Society on Staten Island, which organized the gathering. “The community is really not aware of it.
Dr. Sadiea was one of a handful of organizers who noticed the uncooked bacon on a small section of the field at about 8 a.m.
He said he contacted police, but kept the incident and investigation quiet, because he didn’t want to distress the adults and children gathering for morning prayers.
“They didn’t want to ruin the happiness of one of the only two holidays of the entire year,” said Hesham El-Meligy, the founder of the Islamic Civic Association-Staten Island, who said he didn’t attend the outdoor ceremony but had heard about the incident.
An police spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday that the NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit is investigating the incident.
Adherents of Islam are forbidden to eat pork.
Granted, if somebody did this knowing full-well that the religion of Islam forbids pork, then it is certainly a prank in poor taste. But it hardly amounts to the level of a hate crime.
Especially in light of some cases in which Christians were targeted, and the assailants were not charged with hate crimes.
Examples of that include:
This brick assault on a Christian church.
High school basketball players assaulted for Tebowing.
More recently, the shooting at the Family Research Center, in which the Obama administration refused to consider the event a hate crime.
The above incidents could easily be considered more vile. But bacon on a field where Ramadan is being celebrated, while tasteless, is not hate.
The autopsy of Trayvon Martin has revealed two injuries to the young teen – the fatal gunshot wound and bloody knuckles (video below).
WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.
The information could support George Zimmerman’s claim that Martin beat him up before Zimmerman shot and killed him.
The autopsy results come as Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara continues to go over other evidence in the case.
O’Mara wouldn’t comment on the autopsy evidence, but WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it’s better for the defense than it is for the prosecution.
Not only does this bolster Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense, but it deals a terrific blow to the media who has cast the man as guilty from the start.
But there’s more…
Additional medical reports show that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, and cuts on the back of his head the day after the confrontation with Martin.
One has to wonder if this new information will make the FBI rethink their strategy of possibly charging Zimmerman for a hate crime.
On Monday, WTFV had also reported:
Unless hate crime means you hate getting your face pounded into the concrete, the FBI’s pursuit of such a charge would be blind appeasement of race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
Remember a time long ago when people were considered innocent until proven guilty?
Unbelievably, this is still not being investigated as a hate crime.
One mother went on camera (watch video after the jump) to explain that it is the kids who are the real victims here, and that coverage of the Matthew Owens beating has been unfair. You heard that right, coverage has been unfair for those 20 people who beat him with paint cans, brass buckles, and any other weapon they could get their hands on.
Additionally, claims that one of the attackers uttered the phrase, “that’s justice for Trayvon” has been confirmed by another source.
Tonight, an angry mother who lives on the street told News 5′s Blake Brown that the kids who live on Delmar Drive are the real victims.
“Every single day it’s a problem with Mr. Owens concerning our kids,” Lemica Whisenhunt. “All these kids do is shoot basketball. We keep ‘em in the yard. They don’t bother anybody. We’d rather them play basketball than to be around here vandalizing, breaking into people’s homes. We try to bring our kids up the right way and show people that all black kids are not bad.“
Apparently ‘bringing your kids up the right way’ involves a mob assault of an unarmed man over a petty disagreement. Yea, your kids have a shot in hell of growing up the right way. Good luck.
If Zimmerman is acquitted, these events will explode exponentially in number.
The only place where you can read about this attack is in the blogosphere. You will not see it reported at MSNBC, CNN, or Fox. That is, until the blogs force the exposure and the mainstream media tries to play catch up.
Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he’s in critical condition.
According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.
Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.
Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass knuckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”
Police will only say “multiple people” are involved.
What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground,Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.” Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.
The police are downplaying the Trayvon angle to help quell more violence. The media however, is downplaying it because it isn’t a racist hate crime unless it involves a ‘white hispanic’ man on a black man.
I repeat: No national coverage of this racial hate crime pattern in the media.
Apparently some victims are unworthy, and some hatred and violence is justified.
Is Obama going to say anything? Call at least one of the victims? Attempt to bring calm? Attempt a “Sister Souljah” moment (which could actually benefit him politically) and call out violent black racists?
Apparently not, and the media has decided that’s their preferred political strategy, too.