A US Army officer has been arrested for trying to kill Muslim worshipers and making death threats against members of a mosque in North Carolina before they were going to pray in observance of the holy Ramadan, authorities say.
US Army Reserve major Russell Thomas Langford also left bacon at the Masjid Al Madina in Raeford, Hoke County, a move which is regarded as an insult since Muslims are prohibited from consuming pork products.
The mosque members found two packages of bacon at the mosque entrance on Thursday evening, the sheriff’s office said.
The members spotted a Chevrolet Tahoe in the parking lot which apperantly belonged to 36-year-old Langford, officials noted.
One of the members left the parking lot for home, but noticed that the same vehicle was following him. The member tried to evade the car, but could not, the officials added.
Later, Langford returned to the mosque and made death threats against the members, one of whom was a retired Army…