Pieces of pig placed on plot of fu­ture mosque in Ger­many

Cape Breton Post - - World -

BERLIN — Nine wooden spikes topped with parts of a dead pig were planted on a plot of land where Mus­lims are plan­ning to build a mosque in the eastern city of Er­furt, Ger­man po­lice said Mon­day.

The 1.5 me­tre-tall stakes were topped with half of a pig’s head, pig feet, and pig bow­els among other things, the Ger­man news agency dpa re­ported. Po­lice say who­ever was re­spon­si­ble is un­known. Pigs are con­sid­ered un­clean by Mus­lims. There have been re­peated protests against the con­struc­tion of the Ah­madiyya mosque in Er­furt, in­clud­ing one by pro­test­ers who erected large Chris­tian crosses on a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty.

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