Pig parts used to protest mosque development


A disturbing discovery was made in Berlin, Germany on Monday. According to police, nine wooden spikes skewering the body parts of a dead pig were driven into the ground at the site where a future Muslim mosque is planned. Items such as a pig’s head, pig’s feet, and pig bowels were among the parts held on spikes that were nearly 5-feet tall.

Pigs are unclean, according the Qur’an, which says Muslims are forbidden to use or eat the dead meat, blood, or flesh of swine.

The atrocity follows repeated protests against the construction of the Ahmadiyya mosque in Erfurt in the eastern city of Erfurt, Germany. Previous protests have been less graphic, however. For instance, one group installed 10-meter-high wooden crosses on the property.

Some residents are concerned about the mosque, saying it’s a “train station” and after its construction, the population may change. They note that in areas of Berlin, Duisburg and Brussels, the indigenous population was pushed out.

A spokesman for the new mosque, Mohammed Suleman Malik, said in a statement: “While such acts do not make us lose our composure … we find it very sad that people go down to such a level.”

Police say the person or persons responsible for the act have not been identified.

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