I wonder how the local Halal market feels about this immigrant from Iran? Excerpt from the article in the Washington Post:
"Khalili was raised a Muslim, but he has no problems with the pigs. He says the Koran was written a long time ago, and times -- and the cleanliness of pigs -- have changed."And just read about his collection of at least 813 pigs:
"Bubba's Bar-B-Q is in an L-shaped shopping center on Lee Highway along with a store called 7-Market -- which is like a 7-Eleven, only it's not -- a dry cleaner, a pizza joint with kabob as one of its specialties, a crab house, a hair salon, Myanmar Restaurant (which serves Burmese cuisine) and a video rental store.Maybe Bubba is the oft-sought-after "moderate Muslim"?
"Bubba's is full of pigs. Stuffed pigs, bronze pigs, ceramic pigs, pigs with signs such as 'Bubba on Board,' talking pigs, dancing pigs. Pigs, pigs, pigs, all around the restaurant, 813 when last counted, which was Jan. 1, but a few more have come in since then. Khalili has bought only one, a weather vane pig. His wife gave him a bronze one for his birthday, and the rest have come from customers."