Monday, April 04, 2011

Bloody Pig's Foot, Anti-Semitic Letter Sent to Rep. King

Representative Peter King began hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in the United States last month.  Today he is receiving bloody packages and threatening letters in the mail.

It has been confirmed that Rep. King received a bloody pig's foot and a derogatory letter today.  In the letter, there contained anti-Semitic ramblings and references to King's hearings.

Who and why the letter was sent can only be speculated.  However, with the evidence, it appears that a Muslim person upset with the hearings most likely sent the letter and pig's foot, as pork is forbidden in Islam and is thus considered insulting.

Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, however, sees it differently.  "My guess is it was an anti-Muslim bigot, and bigots not being brain surgeons they probably got their signals crossed," he said.

The package, addressed to King, was intercepted before it reached the Representative.  The Capital Hill police have promised an "open investigation."
The Washington Post continues:
The package was discovered by mail screeners before it was delivered to King’s office.

A King spokesman says the congressman was notified of the package on Monday afternoon.

The package contained a pig’s foot and a note laced with several anti-Semitic references, according to a person with knowledge of the incident who requested anonymity because of the ongoing police investigation. King is Catholic.
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