Saturday, October 25, 2014

Texas Farmer Holds Pig Races After Muslim Neighbour Tells Him To Move Or Get Rid Of Pigs

Kamel Fotouh decided to purchase some 11 acres of land smack dab next to pig farmer Craig Baker in Katy, Texas. That farm has been his in his family for 200 years. Fotouh, who heads the Katy Islamic Association, wants to build a mosque on his portion of the land. But Muslims don't like pigs, so Fotouh told Baker he should move the farm, or get rid of the piggies. He also apparently called Baker a liar during a town meeting with 300 or 400  people, so Baker decided to hold pig races every Friday night, right around the time of evening prayers.

“That was the last straw for me … calling me a liar, especially in front of three or four hundred people at that meeting."“Mr. Fotouh said it would be a good idea if I considered packing up my stuff and moving out further to the country.”

Supposedly Fotouh knew he was buying land next to a pig farm, but more than likely felt he could intimidate Baker into compliance. Houston (a 25-mile jaunt from Katy) has 60 or so mosques, none of which are suitable, according to Fotouh.

“We feel that these mosques are not fulfilling the needs of the community as they should. So, our vision is to have an integrated facility."
Only 30 or so members will attend that mosque.

Baker offered Fotouh 1.2 million to buy his land from him, but he refused.

Bottom line, if you don't like the looks of a potential neighbour, then don't move there.

Fox News video report.

H/T: TruthandAction.

1 comment:

Missy said...

Why should Mr. Baker be required to change his operation because the land next to his was sold? Certainly hope he continues to refuse to back down! Enough already!