Florida Man Leaves Bacon At The Front Door Of Mosque
Evidence indicated that Michael Scott Wolfe, 35, entered the carport of the Islamic Society of Central Florida Masjid Al-Munin at around 11 p.m. ET New Year’s Day, Titusville police said.
He is accused of slashing his way through the mosque, shattering lights, windows and cameras with a machete. Wolfe was charged with criminal mischief to a mosque, a third-degree felony.
Wolfe is being held Brevard County Jail on a $2,000 bail. He is expected to appear before a judge Tuesday.
Before the arrest, the leader of the mosque said the vandalism was not typical of this area that Muslims call home.
“You can’t help but feel this is a hateful act (because of) all of the negative media, the politicians who want to ban Muslims, close mosques,” said Muhammad Musri, who is based in the Orlando area and who oversees a network of 10 mosques as part of the Islamic Society of Central Brevard. “Messages like that motivate people who have an illness in their heart.”
Musri, who in public comments has called on Muslims to build stronger ties with the communities they live in, was at the Titusville mosque overseeing its cleanup.
“We’ve been in this community for so many years. This is a great community and this act is not typical of the good people or the city,” he said. “So I am hopeful. Over 40 years that we’ve been here, we’ve never seen anything like this.”
Eating pork — including bacon and ham — is prohibited in the Quran. The Bible’s Old Testament books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy also forbid it.
Civil-rights advocates are calling on state and federal authorities to investigate.
What the entire hell is really going on in this country??!?