In Seville, Spain, the City Council authorized the construction of a Mosque on one of the empty pieces of land. The citizens did not want the mosque built in their vicinity and found a brilliant solution. They buried a pig in the land, and made the news public. The Islamic law prohibits the construction of a mosque on lands desecrated by remains of pigs, therefore the Muslims had to renounce the construction on this desecrated land... Astute Sevillans…The commentaries of the Civil Guard (Police) are very interesting. Maybe it is the solution needed by New York to avoid the construction of a mosque in the vicinity of the twin towers. The Israelis are using a similar strategy since 2004. They placed a box containing pig lard on the buses in Israel and made it public that any kamikaze suicide bomber who tries to assault a bus, risks the prohibition of entering the heaven by getting the pig lard on him. There are no suicide bombers on the buses in Israel any more.
Now, did it work?
(Goes to Google)
– interesting about the use of pigskins with Chechen terrorists –
According to the Moskovski Komsomol newspaper, Russian security forces have decided to bury the terrorists from last’s week’s hostage siege wrapped in pig’s skin. The aim is to deter potential Islamic terrorists from future attacks.
Shahidi (Jihad martyrs) believe by their nefarious acts that they ascend immediately to heaven. Using their beliefs against them, wrapping their corpses in ‘unclean’ pigskin prevents them from entering heaven for eternity.
2004 – Israeli police ‘plan’ to put bags of pig lard on Israeli buses – http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076654/posts
You can trust Snopes (updated 2008) to research stuff like this – http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pershing.asp
The idea goes back to the early 20th century
Ah… a source for the original story – http://forum.pressdemocrat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3156
Interesting idea in the comments – carpet-bomb Afghanistan with pig carcasses…
Another article that’s equivocal –
Then someone posted this: Israel police may use pig fat to stop attacks on buses
February 13, 2004
Israeli police have come up with plans to put bags of pig lard on buses in a bid to deter Palestinian militants from carrying out suicide attacks.
Rabbinical authorities have given their approval to the idea on the grounds that it could be a life-saving measure, even though pigs are considered impure by Jews as well as Muslims.
Authorities believe the plan could discourage Palestinians from carrying out attacks as pieces of their exploded body could come into contact with the pig fat, prejudicing their chances of entering paradise.
The Ma’ariv daily says the rabbinical dispensation could mean that security forces also hang bags of lard in shopping malls and schools.
Public buses have been a favourite target for Palestinian suicide bombers since the start of the intifada in September 2000.