'No Muslim Parking' signs offends TX Muslims attending Houston mosque

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 11:35am

Religiously offensive signs appeared in a Houston shopping center parking lot on Thursday but no one seems to know how they got there.

With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ending, it's the new signs that were posted outside the El Farouq Mosque that were impossible to ignore, and for Muslims heading to services here, it was also hard not to be offended by the message.

In black letters, the signs read "No Muslim Parking in the Westview Shopping Center. Your car will be towed."

The mosque sits across the street from the shopping center.

Store employees didn't want to go on camera, but admit they get angry when mosque members park in their lot taking up spots meant for customers.

Now, with the month long fast for the holy month of Ramadan ending, and a crowd expected at the mosque, the signs appeared, but no employees in the shopping center took credit.

One worker said shopping center owner, Steve Kwon, posted them.

So, we took the mosque members' concerns to him.

"I did not put the signs," said Kwon. "No. I swear to God. I did not put the signs."

But, after this interview, Kwon and his son did take them down.

The owner says he will be checking the property to make sure that no more offending signs appear.

He also adds that he will be calling a tow company for any cars that shouldn't be parked in the lot.


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So maybe the muslims can not park where they are not supposed to. I fail to see a problem there, I for one would have left the signs up.

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