Huffpost New York

Ramadan Service Organizers In NYC Find Bacon Bits Scattered Across Park; NYPD Investigates

Posted: Updated:
Getty Images
Getty Images

NEW YORK — Muslims gathering to celebrate the end of Ramadan at a New York City park found uncooked bacon scattered there, and police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

New York Police Department investigators believe the same person might be behind an anti-Muslim Internet posting, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday.

Kelly declined to elaborate on the posting.

In a statement, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations cited a report that the posting read in part, "I am going to walk my pet pig and i am gonna let him (defecate) ....just in time for morning prayers."

The council said pork is often used to offend or taunt Muslims, who are barred from eating it because pigs are considered unclean.

The three packages of bacon were found Sunday morning in a small section of the New Dorp Beach park on Staten Island, where worshippers were gathering to mark the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.

No suspects have been identified.

Also on The Huffington Post

Ramadan Around The World
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Organizers of NYC Ramadan service find bacon bits

A Final Reflection On Ramadan

For Muslim Taxi Drivers in New York, Ramadan Gets Complicated

Times of Celebration, Before and After a Daily Fast

Ramadan Reflection Day 28: Islam, Racism And Home-Grown Hatred

Ramadan Reflection Day 25: Women in the House of God