King himself, as far as Hamas-linked CAIR’s Honest Ibe Hooper is concerned, is a greasy Islamophobe, but when he is the object of threats or intimidation, it’s more evidence of “anti-Muslim bigotry.” Because Muslims are always the victims. Got it? “Bloody pig’s foot sent to Rep. Peter King,” by Brian Montopoli for CBS News, April 4 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Authorities intercepted a parcel this morning addressed to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) containing a bloody pig’s foot and a derogatory message, a source has confirmed to CBS News….
Last month, King held hearings on radicalization in the Muslim-American community that critics suggested unfairly targeted Muslims, though it’s not known whether this incident is related to those hearings. Muslims are forbidden from eating pork products.
Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations – a target of King’s hearings – said he found the situation confusing. He said his organization regularly receives pig-themed hate messages, including letters smeared with bacon.
“My guess is it was an anti-Muslim bigot, and bigots not being brain surgeons they probably got their signals crossed,” he said.
UPDATE: A source on Capitol Hill told NBC News that the note “contained anti-Semitic ramblings” and referenced the radicalization hearings. King is Roman Catholic.