Minnesota: Police track down man at his home, give citation for pickled pig’s foot at Muslim booth

The sharia police are at it again. Source: Muslims squeal ‘hate crime’ over pig’s foot at farmer’s market

Police in Willmar, Minnesota, have cited a man for leaving a pig’s foot at a Somali booth at a recent farmer’s market.

Joseph Fernkes is challenging the constitutionality of the disorderly conduct charge filed against him, claiming he was exercising his right to free speech, however offensive it might have been to Muslims.

At a hearing Tuesday before Judge Michael Thompson in Kandiyohi County District Court, the state was given until Oct. 31 to file a response to a motion for dismissal of the case, the West Central Tribune reported.

Fernkes was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct for his actions taken at the Aug. 12 farmer’s market located in the parking lot of the YMCA in Willmar, a small city that has been inundated with Somali refugees over the last 15 years.

The 61-year-old grandfather allegedly drove up in his wheelchair to a Somali-staffed vendor booth, placed a pickled pig’s foot on the table and then drove away while directing an obscene gesture at the vendors, according to the local newspaper.

Witnesses claim he also cursed and used anti-Muslim slurs.

The vendor booth sold vegetables raised by a Willmar gardening program for minority youths.

Willmar Police Department officers tracked down Fernkes at his home after talking to Somali witnesses and reviewing photos taken at the scene.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, almost immediately got involved, calling for more serious hate crime charges to be filed against the local resident.

“If you curse a person’s faith and then throw an object clearly designed to offend and intimidate, you should be charged with a hate crime,” said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Amir Malik, in a press release.

The release from CAIR said Fernkes had been cursing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad and using anti-Muslim slurs. Also, Muslims do not consume pork products and bigots often use pigs or pork products to offend Muslim sensibilities, the CAIR press release said.

CAIR, which has court-documented ties to the terrorist group Hamas, claims anti-Muslim hate crimes are up more than 90 percent since the election of Donald Trump as president. The vast majority of the “hate crimes,” cited by CAIR, however, are either unproven or amount to mean, rude or offensive words directed toward Muslims or Islam in general. Very few include violent acts against Muslims that include an arrest and conviction.

In a memorandum filed Tuesday, attorney John Mack stated that his client meant to offend Muslims, whose religious beliefs forbid the consumption of pork.

But it’s unconstitutional to charge him for exercising freedom of speech, the memorandum argues.

“… The conduct, while perhaps reprehensible, represents protected speech under the First Amendment,” Mack wrote.

That argument does have legal precedent.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, reaffirmed the boundaries of the First Amendment in a Dearborn, Michigan, case that involved a group of Christian evangelists who expressed their religious views on signs while holding a severed pig’s head at an Arab-American festival in 2012 in which police refused to protect the Christians from bottle and rock-throwing Muslims who forced them to leave the festival. In that case, the court ruled that the evangelist group Bible Believers should have been protected even though its speech was loathsome and intolerant.

The memorandum also challenges the basis for alleging that Fernkes engaged in disorderly conduct, saying he neither caused a disturbance nor threatened anyone.

Fernkes said in interviews he’s frustrated with Willmar’s Somali population. He told the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis they were “taking over the whole damn town” and that there are “so many people who dislike them but won’t speak up.”

11 thoughts on “Minnesota: Police track down man at his home, give citation for pickled pig’s foot at Muslim booth

  1. Muslims offend me but for some reason the U.S. keeps allowing them to live here though it’s against the law to do so.

  2. Muslims can say — anyone can — “Christians are the scourge of the earth, I hate them, can’t stand them, wish they would all die” … and no one blinks an eye. Protected free speech.

    But Muslims … ah yes … the lying Muslims. Who call for death to Jews and Christians, and all non-believers, in all of their mosques, straight from the Koran

    They scream for tolerance, until they are in control. Then there is zero tolerance — enforced by death.

  3. If I knew how to fly a Cessna, I would love to fly over Dearborn and innundate the skies with the delicious smell of bacon!

  4. “If you curse a person’s faith and then throw an object clearly designed to offend and intimidate, you should be charged with a hate crime,” said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Amir Malik, in a press release.
    But its not hate to rape, stab,shoot or behead if you are a muslim. Their guide book the koran commands them to bring fear to the non-muslim. thats islamophobia.
    Wake up America !!!!!!!
    “Farewell to England”
    This is an interesting “Farewell to England” list of Islamic accomplishments in that country that I thought might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war. Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye America party
    Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without entry control:
    How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:
    Mayor of London .. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Birmingham .. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLim
    Mayor of Oxford .. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Luton …. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Rochdale … MUSLIM
    All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:
    Over 3,000 Muslim Mosque
    Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts
    Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils
    Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK
    Muslim Women.. 78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
    Muslim Men… 63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
    Muslim Families… 6-8 children planning to go on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT! for which a tax is paid to the muslims to be used to conquer us.!

    • The reason it is too late to save the Western World from Muslims and Sharia Law is that society is apathetic and pathetic. The only way to stop the progression of Islam is to vote at your local elections. This is where it all starts. But how many of us vote? 20/30%?
      Not enough to stop the rot so we should blame ourselves and the corrupted politicians who allow these people in. Vote the pollies out and we may have a chance.

  5. Its disgusting that these scumbags can come here, commit crimes, harass citizens, have gangs of young men run through neighborhoods trying to in force sharia law, but an elderly man in a wheelchair is hunted down, and cited! Talk about creeping sharia!
    I want to know what happened to the Minneapolis cop who murdered the woman in cold blood outside his cruiser!? That story sure did fall off the news cycle pretty quick. That Muslim loving traitorous mayor covered it up, no doubt!

  6. I’m offended by Islam’s book of hatred

    What does Islam teach its followers? (muslims)
    Islam teaches some really nasty, nasty stuff
    Here’s a way for readers to see how “peaceful” Islam is from the comfort of their own home and learn it’s sinister truth
    The way to use that website Quran.com is to search for the verse you want, here’s a couple examples of verses I recommend, just copy each set of verse numbers below into the “search” bar at Quran.com
    8:39 “fight til all religion is for allah” IE. until all people are Muslim
    9:5 “when sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists” Islam considers Christianity polytheists
    4:89 “if they turn away (from Islam) kill them”
    2:191 “and kill them wherever you overtake them, such is recompense of disbelievers (non-Muslims)”
    8:67 “it is not for a prophet to have captives of war (slaves) until he inflicts a slaughter upon the land”
    47:4 “when you meet disbeliever (non-Muslim) strike neck” see 8:39 above Islam is at war with all
    5:51. “take no Jew or Christian as an ally”
    8:12 “cast TERROR into hearts of disbelievers, so strike their necks & strike every fingertip”
    8:60 “prepare whatever steeds of war you are able that you may TERRIFY enemies of allah” non-Muslims
    47:35 “do not seek peace while you are superior”

  7. Interesting that this all took place in the parking lot of a YMCA (Young Men’s CHRISTIAN Ass’n)! I guess you could say–so much for the ‘Y’ having anything to do with CHRISTIANS!!!!!

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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