UWA: Pig head in toi­let was a de­plorable act

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A RE­VIEW of cam­pus se­cu­rity was al­ready un­der­way be­fore a pig’s head was dis­cov­ered near a Mus­lim prayer room at the Univer­sity of WA last Sun­day.

Ac­cord­ing to a UWA spokesman, the re­view was not sparked by the dis­cov­ery of the pig’s head in a toi­let near the prayer room.

“The Univer­sity is very sad­dened by this de­plorable act,” he said.

“It is con­cern­ing that peo­ple us­ing the UWA Mus­lim prayer room have been tar­geted this way.

“We would like to re­in­force that UWA strives to sup­port a cul­tur­ally in­clu­sive and tol­er­ant cam­pus com­mu­nity and the Univer­sity will of­fer help and sup­port to our Mus­lim stu­dents at this time.” The mat­ter was re­ported to po­lice. Wem­b­ley Po­lice Act­ing Sergeant Craig Har­ris is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Sgt Har­ris said he could not com­ment on the in­ci­dent. A WA Po­lice spokes­woman said in­quiries were on­go­ing and there were no fur­ther de­tails po­lice could pro­vide.

“Be­tween mid­day and 12.50pm, a pig’s head was dis­cov­ered in a toi­let lo­cated in a pub­lic toi­let block,” she said.

“The toi­lets are lo­cated near a prayer room for Mus­lim stu­dents.

“At this time we can­not say if this in­ci­dent was in any­way re­lated to stu­dents us­ing the prayer room.”

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