2 Men Indicted In Bacon Vandalism At Islamic Center
October 2, 201720
A federal grand jury in Tennessee has indicted two men on charges they vandalized an Islamic Center in Murfreesboro over the summer with bacon.
Charles Stout, 19, and Thomas Gibbs, 18, placed strips of bacon around the entrance of the center on the night of July 10, and spray painted profanity about Allah on the building’s exterior, the Department of Justice said Thursday.
Islam, like Judaism, generally prohibits followers from eating pork, thus explaining the meat’s use in the hate crime.
In the immediate aftermath of the vandalism, a rally in support of the Islamic Center drew a strong crowd numbering in the hundreds.
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