Underneath the initial oddity of this story there lurks a more serious point. Basically, residents of the town of Katy near Houston are using pigs to deter local Islamists from building a Mosque in the locale. The local ROP representatives are determined to build their Mosque anyway, but local residents have a cunning plan…
Craig Baker owns pigs. He’s the guy behind the second big yellow sign on Baker Road. That’s the one announcing Friday night pig races. "What does it matter, I can do whatever I want with my land right," asked landowner Craig Baker. Sure can. But aren’t pigs on the property line racing on a Friday night a little offensive to a Muslim neighbor? "The meat of a pig is prohibited in the religion of Islam," said Katy Islamic Association member Youssof Allam. "It’s looked upon as a dirty creature." Yeah, there’s that and also that Friday night is a Muslim holy day. "That is definitely a slap in the face," said Allam..
Now before you go thinking Craig Baker is unfair, or full of hate, or somehow racist, hear him out. Baker has long roots here. His family named the road and when the new neighbors moved in, he tells us, they asked him to move out. "Basically that I should package up my family and my business and find a place elsewhere," said Baker. "That’s ridiculous, they just bought the place one week prior and he’s telling me I should think about leaving."
Don’t know about you, but I’m sure hoping Mr Baker can bring home the bacon on this one!