The dispute over a mosque and the Friday Night Pig Races in Katy, TX has made the rounds from coast to coast!!
There are definitely people, of which I am among, that support Mr. Craig Baker and his neighbors!! Mr. Baker’s idea of having Friday Night Pig Races will bring a lot of fun, laughter and enjoyment to the community!!
“TIVO your favorite show and Come on down to the Friday Night Pig Races…..great family fun for one and all”!!!
Then, there are others who think Mr. Baker and his neighbors are being “pig headed”, negating any of their concerns regarding the road safety, drainage problems, etc. These are the same narrow minded people who, most likely, do not have the threat of a mosque in their neighborhood and are under the mind set of the far left radical liberals in their “everything goes” attitude!! These are the exact same people that throw out the “..immigrants have made America”…”…freedom of religion”…”…”..multiculturalism”, blah..blah..blah…!!
MSNBC / AP has done a recent press release entitled: “Houston Suburb in dispute over mosque plan“.
First of all, we ALL KNOW how unbiased MSNBC is and what a great REPUTATION the Associated Press has, especially in lieu over their most recent scandal regarding the fake Capt. Jamil Hussein!!
However, an AP reporter did contact Mr. Baker (regarding his Pig Races) and the site owner regarding his web site which the reporter called “anti-islamic”.
This report starts out:
“A plan to build a mosque in this Houston suburb has triggered a neighborhood dispute, with community members warning the place will become a terrorist hotbed…”
Could you PLEASE show us where the community at Bakers Road has called the building of this mosque a “terrorist hotbed”…or is this YOUR slant in your attempt to make them look bigoted and racists?
“But one resident has set up an anti-Islamic Web site with an odometer-like counter that keeps track of terrorist attacks since Sept. 11.”
To inform this reporter, there are numerous web sites that have this “counter” on them. It is an “Islamic Terrorist” counter. Since Muslims are a people of “peace” and Islam is a religion of “peace” that has apparently been “taken over by the radical extremists”, what is the problem here and why aren’t you speaking out against these radical extremists that have “kidnapped” your “peaceful” religion for the sole intent to do harm to America and the infidels? Where is the story about the radical extremists?
Regarding the use for the 11 acre site, the AP reporter writes:
“Fotouh vowed to press ahead with plans for a mosque on the 11-acre site, as well as a community center that would offer after-school activities, housing for senior citizens, a fitness center and an Islamic school.”
I hate to break THIS to you, but 11 acres is NOT a lot of land to build what they are apparently wanting, along with parking, etc. So how do they plan on getting more land for their “expansion”….hmmm…maybe BUYING off other people’s property?
Additional “slant” from the AP:
“A few complaints about the mosque project have also trickled in to Harris County offices: The “Coming Soon” sign was on government property; the parking lot gravel was piled up without a permit;….”
The truth: The KIA had commenced building a parking area for the home that has been converted in to a Mosque. The inspector arrived at approximately 3:00pm on the 9th and RED TAGGED them for performing construction without proper permits. …(they) were told by the representative from County Commissioner’s office (Steve Radack) that absolutely no construction could be performed on the property without filing complete Plat plans, which had to be approved. The KIA did no such thing. ..The KIA continued working on the parking area even after having been told by the county inspector to stop. See full article under the blog portion of the site to K.I.A. breaking the law! complete with photos and video.
So…why the biased slant from the AP on the K.I.A. (the “underdogs” they claim) and the Katy Pig Races? Who reported on this story:
According to Mr. Smith of the Katy Islamic Association.net web site:
I would like to take a moment to introduce Mrs. Rasha Madkour. She is the reporter for the Associated Press that contacted both Mr. Craig Baker and KIA.NET. Mrs. Madkour has proven to be incompetent as a reporter for the simple fact that she did not remain objective while reporting on the topic of her article in AP. She used her position to support her own cause and agenda. The article was slanted, taken out of context and complete with misinformation. She has made this site about what it was not intended to be. Her article is no more than cheap sensationalism aimed at inciting and distracting people from the real issues. Now the site has taken a turn. We shall see where the public takes it. Please refer to the top, right of the Forums page where it is clearly stated what the forum is to be used for. Despite her efforts, I am must report that the Pros outweigh the Cons approximately 20 to 1. Below, you will find our email conversation. …
Read the TRUTH about what was said at katyislamicassociation.net
NOW…..in regards to Mr. Craig Baker and his Friday Night Pig Races:
The dispute began when the group asked Baker to remove his cattle from their newly bought land. Baker agreed but mistakenly thought the Muslims also wanted him off the land his family has lived on for more than 100 years. The rumor spread.
Though he now concedes the Muslims are probably not after his land, Baker said he is obligated to go through with the pig races, probably within the next few weeks, because “I would be like a total idiot if I didn’t. I’d be the laughingstock now because I’ve gone too far.”
Now the TRUTH as reported by Mr. Baker, himself:
“…they said that their ultimate dream is to build a parking lot, a new community center, an athletic facility, a school, and a mosque. They felt that they were going to need a total of 25 acres to complete this project, which might take them as long as five years to complete.
“While I was walking these men out, I offered to give them some granite fill, free of charge for their new driveway that they had planned. Then Mr. Fotough said that it was probably a good idea for me to start thinking about packing up my business, along with my family and moving somewhere further out in the country. They felt that a mosque and a marble shop did not go well together. He told me he was from Egypt and his partner was from Pakistan, and that they were bringing many new families in from as far as 5,000 miles away. He went on to say that many of these new people that they would be bringing in would be unfamiliar with many of the local customs, and/or ways of doing things, and that most would not be able to speak English at first.
On the following Wednesday, 10/04/06, a new collector’s crystal wall clock was delivered to my office as a gift. The card attached said: To: Craig Baker From: New Neighbors .
I immediately typed up a nice thank you note and returned the clock that same day. I had planned on just letting the other matter die of natural causes right then and there.
Upon learning that I was called a liar I became determined to make a statement to everyone that I was not leaving. Not only that, I am taking a stand. I will use my property as I see fit. I went to a local printing shop and had a huge banner made up. The banner states “COMING SOON WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT PIG RACING.”
…a demand letter from their attorney Mathew Kornhauser. Kornhauser made the demand that I remove my pigs from my land immediately. Should I fail to do so his client will contact the appropriate authorities and take what ever measures necessary to protect their interest.
Now I have made the offer in writing, on the radio, and on TV that I will pay for three lie detector test. One for each of the owners, and one for me. The sole question to be asked is: Did they, on 09/29/06 tell me that I should consider packing up my business and my family and moving?
Then we will see who is lying & who is telling the truth.
My Moslem neighbors have decided to take their fight with me to the media, hoping that by making this fight public I will come off as a red neck racist from Texas.
See Mr. Baker’s Web page to see his FULL statement regarding the incidents between him and the K.I.A. at American Pig Race.
So, will Mr. Yousuf Shaikh and Mr. Kamel Fotough, who are so quick in their attempts to look like the “poor mistreated new neighbors” have the guts and backbone to take Mr. Baker up on his offer of a lie detector test, paid for by Mr. Baker?
Maybe those of you that are so quick to jump and call Mr. Baker and his neighbors every racist name you can think of should beginning jumping on the two gentlemen from the K.I.A. to stand up and be willing to let the TRUTH be known by all!! What are THEY afraid of?? Mr. Baker apparently has no fears about the TRUTH!!
For those radical left liberals that read this blog….keep on those rose colored glasses and continue to look foolish!! You, too, must be afraid of the truth!!
My support is totally behind Mr. Baker, his neighbors and friends!! I will also keep everyone updated about the Pig Races!!
Another Read on this subject: Here piggy, piggy by No Apology.