A woman has cleaned up a rotting pig carcass from the site of a planned Muslim Community Centre in an effort to combat racism in her neighbourhood.
The dismembered pig carcass was discovered at the empty section on Budge St in Marlborough on Friday and the act was slammed as gutless and racist by race relations commissioner Susan Devoy.
Blenheim woman Melz Thompson, who lives a few doors down from the section, said she hated to think the Muslim community did not feel welcome.
“I read the Stuff article [Saturday] morning and it really stuck in my mind. So to get rid of the pig was a really easy thing to do to make them feel better, and to make me feel better as well,” Thompson said.
“I’m just glad I could have a small part in making New Zealand the kind of of place I want to live in.”
As laid out in the Qur’an, it was forbidden for Muslims to eat pork or any of its byproducts.
Muslim Association of Marlborough chairman Zayd Blissett said he was “saddened” by the act, which he believed may have deliberately targeted the association.
“I wished they would have just come and talk to me and we could have sat down over a cup of tea.”
Devoy said on Friday the act was an example of racist abuse in New Zealand, and urged anyone with information to contact police.
Thompson, who had returned home for the summer from studying molecular biotechnology in Wellington, grew up on Budge St and spent plenty of time at the park behind the empty site, she said.
She had no problem with having a Muslim Community Centre nearby, she said.
“Absolutely not. I mean, how many churches do we have in this town?”
On Christmas Eve, Thompson put the pieces of the pig’s body into a bag, put it in the back of her pickup truck and took it to the dump.
“It was pretty maggoty, and pretty rotten. I feel sorry for anyone driving behind me, because I put the window down at one point and I could smell it, it was pretty bad.
“But I explained what happened to the guys at the dump and they let me dump it for free. So just as long as people know, there’s still good people out there.”
A police spokesman said on Saturday they were still making inquiries and hoped to find a witness.
every day the world faces potential terrorist attacks of the biological kind (anthrax,botulism,plague,smallpox,etc) these weapons are easy,cheap,simple & difficult to detect.bioterrorism is a major challenge for military & defense agencies globally,huge sums of money are spent on potential threats,surveillance,prevention,response & recovery situations.there has been a multitude of muslim bio terror attacks http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/chembioattacks.html globally .this melz thompson studies molecular biotechnology at vic uni & im sure she has a X beside her name already in regards to potential employers & agenices that deal with islamic bio terror.why employ a sympathiser.
Well it’s nice of her to show the Muslim community that Marlborough is ready to roll over and Embrace Islam, I bet she feels really great about herself . Question is, will she clean up the body’s of the victims after these terrorists inevitably commit jihad killings in NZ?
Rua, that is the problem. We are heavily involved in trying to bring ‘Democracy’ to the Middle East. Including Afghanistan. Where we were told that we were sending troops to that place to build Schools and Hospitals.
We need to ask the Mayor of Auckland how many of these Schools and Hospitals are still operational. The answer is of course, none. But we could ask, for amusement purposes only of course.
We need to get rid of Mosques. They create terrorism.
It seems that the Koran doesn’t permit eating pork.
But it doesn’t say not touching is unlawful for them.
Much of today’s Muslims have so many rules and conducts that are fanatical about what’s not written within the pages of their holy book.
Blair, the Koran is the principal document for Muslims, but not the only document. They also look to Hadith: reports describing the words, actions, or habits of Mohammed, and the Sira: the biography of Mohammed, in that order.
So a lot of the weird stuff (and let’s face it, belief in an invisible, non-corporeal being is weird enough in itself), like how a Muslim should wipe their arse, comes from these books.
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