For all-too obvious reasons, I do not like or agree with the views of US Rep. Peter King. However, the recent act of sending this lawmaker a bloody pig’s foot in the mail can only be described as a foolish act. For those ‘not in the know’, Rep. King is the one responsible for holding the recent “hearings” on Muslims in America this last March.
As a Muslim, I do not believe such an act–sending a bloody pig’s foot in the mail– is conducive to ”good dialogue”. This prank is neither legal nor funny.
Having said that, I will gofurther by saying I believe the entire event is more than likely a hoax, the intended message of which is clear–To stigmatize Muslims. It is the same message when a McCain supporter claimed that during last presidential election a “black Obama supporter” assaulted her and wrote “b*tch” on her face. It turned out to be a hoax then too.
According to King’s staff, the mail came from a black Muslim woman who told the Congressman, “kiss my black Muslim tush,” in addition to other things.
Think about it for a minute. Why would a Muslim–prohibited from consuming or even HANDLING pork products–commit such a stupid and irreligious act? You don’t rob a home and leave your ID behind on the kitchen table. Besides, you would never live to see the day where you would hear a Muslim woman utter such a profanity, let alone to a Muslim man.
Trust me, this act was more than likely a publicity stunt from someone pretending to be a Muslim who shares Rep. King’s hostile views on Islam and its followers. It is a desperate attempt for media attention in order to vilify Muslims in America.
Retired USAF Veteran