RELIGION
09/18/2013 03:10 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2013

Mosque Bacon Attack Lands Wayne Stilwel 10 Months In Jail

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Nobody can save his bacon now.

A man has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for throwing bacon into a mosque in Edinburgh, Scotland, the BBC reported.

Surveillance video captured Wayne Stilwel, 25, also placing bacon on the main door of Edinburgh's Central Mosque.

Stilwel (also spelled Stilwell in other outlets), who pleaded guilty to breaching the peace, told the court he knew the stunt would be offensive to Muslims because consuming pork is forbidden by Islamic law, the BBC noted. His attorney apologized on Stilwel's behalf and told the Edinburgh court that his client had accepted his incarceration.

"Hopefully a sentence like this will act as a lesson to show people that all religions need to be respected," Foysol Choudhury, chairman of the Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council, told Edinburgh Evening News.

Pork played a role in another bizarre incident recently. A group in Idaho coated bullets in pork-infused paint, saying the ammunition was a "defensive deterrent to those who violently act in the name of Islam."

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