KATY, Texas -- A Texan unhappy with an Islamic association's plans to build a mosque next to his property has staged pig races as a protest during afternoon prayers.
"I am just defending my rights and my property,'' Craig Baker said.
Except that, while Muslims won't eat pigs, they really don't mind pig races:
"I don't care if he races, roasts or slaughters pigs,'' said Yousef Allam, a spokesman for [Katy Islamic Association].
In fact, the whole pig-racing protest arose because Mr. Baker mistakenly thought he was being evicted from the land he and his family have lived on for 100 plus years:
Earlier this month, Baker conceded the Muslims probably aren't after his land but said he had to go through with the pig races because "I would be like a total idiot if I didn't. I'd be the laughingstock now because I've gone too far.''
Resident Susan Canavespe said the pig racing isn't racist: "It's just Texas-spirited.''
And here's where I break into my cover of the theme from Deliverance: