Police are investigating a possible anti-Muslim hate crime after an idiot left a piece of bacon on a Muslim man’s car door.
The incident, which occurred in a swimming pool car park in Cambridgeshire, was reported by the victim and to the MAMA Project, a nationwide online forum set up as a means of measuring anti-Muslim attacks.
The man was returning to his car with his six-year-old niece after going for a swim, when he noticed a piece of bacon had been left on his car door handle to cook in the sun.
He reported the act of anti-Muslim vandalism, expressing surprise that the perpetrator had not targeted the driver’s door, and further suggesting the act could have been premeditated, as nothing would outwardly suggest the car owner was Muslim.
Twitter has been quick to berate the perpetrator’s idiocy, having to explain the Muslim faith and traditions with admirable humour and wit.
I'm confused what y'all think will happen if we touch pork? It's not kryptonite that's not how that works https://t.co/FylcHNgR18
— Petty Wap, MPH(روان) (@BellaRoona_) April 27, 2017
why do bigots think that bacon wards off muslims like garlic does with vampires https://t.co/M4r4qePpfd
— reggie (@1942bs) April 25, 2017
The notion that Muslims are deeply offended by bacon is largely a myth perpetrated by the far-right and a string of previous hate crimes directed at the Muslim community have utilised pork products.
Britain First once declared that burying a pig on the grounds of a mosque could prevent its construction. Since, a string of pork related incidents have been recorded.
In November 2016, two Polish men were jailed after throwing bacon strips at worshippers at the Al-Rahman Mosque in North London.
While this crime is arguably less extreme than its predecessors, the bigotry it illustrates is just as painful for the Muslim community.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.