YOU GET LESS FOR MURDER – This seems somewhat excessive:
A Titusville man who broke into a Titusville mosque and left a slab of raw bacon now faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges, the state attorney’s office said.
Michael Wolfe, 37, will serve 15 years in state prison, followed by 15 years probation for the January 2016 crime at the Islamic Society of Central Florida Masjid Al-Munin Mosque in Titusville. Prosecutors said the agreement was reached after discussions with the Islamic Society of Central Florida and Titusville police…
Wolfe pled guilty to criminal mischief to a place of worship with a hate crime enhancement Tuesday. The vandalism came as a growing number of similar mosque vandalisms were taking place across the nation. Muslim advocacy groups had grown increasingly concerned about a wave of what they describe as ‘anti-Islamic- sentiment when the Titusville attack took place.
Imam Muhammad Musri, who oversees a network of mosques in Central Florida. lauded the state attorney’s office’s effort to send a message to those who would target Muslims or houses of worship.
“The intent is to really deter similar kinds of hate crime. After what we’ve seen in Texas at the church, this is needed,” Musri said, pointing out that authorities stopped a plot this week targeting a Jacksonville mosque. “Our schools, our churches, our theaters, it’s a red line. It’s heartbreaking. The hate must stop,” he said.
Police said Wolfe broke into the mosque, ripping down lights, smashing windows and leaving behind the pork product. Pork — including bacon and ham — is prohibited in Islam, a faith followed by 1.6 billion people worldwide.
Wolfe sounds like a real low-life and is a habitual criminal, but 15 years for breaking widows and leaving pork behind? Murderers, rapists, abusers, violent thugs – never mind white collar criminals who steal people’s life savings – routinely get less for their far more horrific crimes.