Previous stories about the pig races on the land next to a new mosque in Texas suggested that pig racer Craig Baker was just being un-neighborly. But this one adds a detail I haven’t seen before: that the mosque owners told Baker he would have to get rid of his pigs.
Now what made them think that they had any right to tell their new neighbor what he must do with his property? They were treating him like a dhimmi. But it doesn’t look as if he is one.
“Texas Man Stages Pig Races to Protest Islamic Neighbor’s Plans to Build Mosque,” from FoxNews, with thanks to Avatar:
KATY, Texas “” When an Islamic group moved in next door and told Craig Baker the pigs on his family’s 200-year-old Texas farm had to go, he and his swine decided to fight back.
In protest of being asked to move, Davis began staging elaborate pig races on Friday afternoons “” one of the Islamic world’s most holy days.
Craig’s neighbors, the Katy Islamic Association, have plans to build a mosque and community compound on the 11 acres they purchased alongside his farm.
Baker, 46, a stone-shop owner whose family has owned the farm for two centuries, says the association knew about the pigs when they bought the property, and it’s not fair for them to ask him to get rid of the animals.
“I am just defending my rights and my property,” Baker said. “They totally disrespected me and my family.”
Initially Baker and Kamel Fotouh, the president of the 500-member Islamic Association, were on good terms. But things turned sour at a town meeting, where Baker says Fotouh insulted him by asking him to move.
“That was the last straw for me … calling me a liar, especially in front of three or four hundred people at that meeting,” Baker said. “Mr. Fotouh said it would be a good idea if I considered packing up my stuff and moving out further to the country.”