Man Prosecuted for Eating Bacon too Close to Muslim Women

This is trouble, folks. It’s one thing for these people to call us heathens or to use violence against us… but now they’re not going to let us eat bacon! That’s a bridge too far.

Seriously though, a man in Sweden has been charged with a crime and is being prosecuted for daring to eat bacon in too close of a proximity to a group of Muslim women. The man also reportedly called the women derogatory names and made racist comments; however, nothing specific is cited in court or police records. The situation unfolded on a train in Stockholm this past weekend.

Apparently, the man noticed the women, who were wearing veils, and walked over to them eating his bacon and dangling it in front of their faces, all while speaking rudely to them. When the women got up and moved to another area, the man followed them, still speaking rudely and eating his bacon. Now the man is being charged with “incitement to racial hatred.”

Trending: Trump Takes Away Congress’ Annual Ribeye ‘Picnic’, Sends Steaks To…

Many Swedes are upset with the man’s behavior, which, if accurate, was rude. (Honestly, doesn’t it sound like the guy might have been drunk?) But other Swedes are worried about where prosecution of such incidents might lead.

Worse still, Breitbart reports that this isn’t the first time someone has been charged with a bacon “crime” in recent days.

The case is not the first time bacon misuse has led to prosecutions for hate crimes. In the UK last year, two Polish men were jailed for throwing bacon inside a London mosque. The pair were charged with a “racially motivated attack” when one of the men swore at a Muslim man and threw bacon at him.

In Bristol last year, police were also alerted to another potential hate crime after several people threw bacon sandwiches at the entrance of a local mosque.  Police commented on the incident calling it “abhorrent”.

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Please leave your comments below

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.