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Thursday, August 23, 2012
CALLER DENIES HATE CRIME, SAYS HE LEFT RAW BACON NEAR RAMADAN PRAYER SERVICE FOR STRAY ANIMALS
On Tuesday,variousnewsoutletsreported that someone had left raw bacon scattered around the field near the site of Ramadan prayers in Staten Island, presumably to offend the Muslims worshipers.
Hesham El-Meligy, founder of the Islamic Civic Association-Staten Islandcommented: “It’s unfortunately a manifestation of the atmosphere and the irresponsible rhetoric of some politicians and some in the public.”
But now, a New York City newspaper has received an anonymous call from a person claiming to have discarded the spoiled bacon– and there was allegedly no offense intended to Muslims.