Trump effect: Pig remains dumped outside Oklahoma mosque
OKLAHOMA: In a shocking act, two unknown men dumped Pig carcass outside a mosque in Oklahoma City, angering the local Muslim population, US media reported late Friday.
Rising number of hate crimes post-US elections has put Muslims in a difficult situation, where they are threatened for consequences by the White Americans.
According to the report: “Hassan Ahmed, the director and imam of the Islamic Center of Lawton, was alerted of the hog dumping by the police while driving to the mosque after attending a lecture on religious tolerance on Wednesday. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime”.
Ahmed said the hoggish event clearly signals that somebody intended to offend Lawton’s Muslim minority, as Islamic faith prohibits the consumption of all pork products.
“It’s shocking. It is religious intolerance,” Ahmed told the newspaper. “All they did was show how stupid people can be.”
Footage captured by the mosque’s security cameras shows two men unloading the carcass from the back of a pickup truck before speeding off. Lawton animal control representatives quickly removed the dead hog, but a large blood stain remained in the parking lot late Thursday, according to Ahmed.
Police have yet to name or arrest any suspects.
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations called on the FBI to launch a hate crime investigation into the Lawton attack, and urged politicians of all colors to condemn violence against Muslims.
“All those state and national public figures who promote and exploit the growing Islamophobia in our state and nation should speak out against the post-election wave of such incidents targeting American Muslims,” the chapter’s executive director, Adam Soltani, said in a statement.