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Video: Raw Bacon Scattered Across Prayer Site During Ramadan, Police Investigate Possible 'Hate Crime'

| by Michael Allen

Raw bacon was scattered across a temporary Muslim prayer site, John D'Amto Field in Staten Island, near the end of Ramadan.

In Islam, Muslims are banned from eating bacon because pigs are considered unclean.

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Police are investigating the incident, which may be a possible hate crime, reports the Daily Mail.

Muslim officials found the bacon before 1,500 Muslims gathered on Sunday for Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday, which signals the end of fasting.

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The bacon was found on the field with a note that referenced a website with derogatory comments towards Muslims such as: "I am going to walk my pet pig and i am gonna let him [expletive] ....just in time for morning prayers. They should send in a assault team and rid Staten island of all the muslim terrorists."

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a statement: "We are attempting to locate the individual who made the comments on the website."