This story has been percolating since 2007 when the Muslim American Society (MAS) purchased 30 acres next to Craig Baker’s 200-year-old pig farm in Katy, Texas, with plans to build a mosque. Baker alleges MAS spokesman Kamel Foutouh suggested he move the pigs elsewhere, then according to Baker, Foutouh called him a liar at a community meeting. Baker started Friday night pig-races at 5 pm, the time for traditional Muslim prayers. The pig races ended two years ago. Today a couple of prefabs abide with the pig farm, one for prayers and one an Islamic school. On the place where the pig races were held, a Cross and the Star of David is staked in plain sight. See the video below.
Neighbors remain concerned.
* The Muslim American Society was founded in 1992 by the Muslim Brotherhood. MAS leaders have said that the group was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic extremist movement that originated in Egypt and has spawned and inspired terrorist organizations around the world, including Hamas and Al Qaeda.
* MAS-affiliated Web sites have featured articles advocating jihad and suicide martyrdom.The chairman of the Islamic American University, a Michigan-based subsidiary of MAS, is Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, a leading Qatar-based Muslim Brotherhood ideologue known for his support of terrorist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah.
* Current MAS leaders and advisors held positions in the now defunct-Islamic Association for Palestine, described by the U.S. as part of a “propaganda apparatus” for Hamas.
* Abdurahman Alamoudi, a prominent member of MAS and the founding president of the Islamic Society of Boston, is serving a 23 year prison sentence for illegal dealings with Libya and his involvement in a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. Source
This is happening in neighborhoods across American. In Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York, a mosque accommodating 1800-worshippers-per-day is planned where a modest home stood occupied with two residents. Zoning officials allegedly advised the mosque developers to keep quiet and “ruffle no feathers.”
So what is it about Muslim’s and pigs?
Allah Most High says,
“He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful” (Al-Baqara, 2:173).
We also know from the Sunna of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, that it is unlawful to consume swine. This is in keeping with the tradition of previous prophets, such as Moses and Jesus, peace be upon them both.
In a report narrated by, Ibn ‘Abbas:
When the Prophet came to Medina, he found (the Jews) fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’ (i.e. 10th of Muharram). They used to say: “This is a great day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses observed the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to Allah.” The Prophet said, “I am closer to Moses than they.” So, he observed the fast (on that day) and ordered the Muslims to fast on it” (Bukhari). Source
Kamel Foutouh says Muslims do not object to pigs, they just don’t eat them. Related story at The Chronicle.
The video below is from a 2008 news report on the mosque and the pig farm races.God bless Craig Baker and the people of Katy, Texas as they struggle with a 100-student school teaching only God knows what, and mosque of daily worshippers praying for only God knows what.
Kamel Foutouh and Muslim “Association” Buy Land Next to Craig Baker’s Pig Farm (video)