The caretaker of a Philadelphia mosque found a severed pig's head outside the place of worship early Monday morning, and authorities are now investigating the incident, the Associated Press reports.
According to the report, the animal's head may have been thrown out the window of a vehicle, with surveillance footage showing a red pickup slowing down in front of the mosque Sunday night. The truck circled back around the block, and at that point an object could be seen being tossed out of the passenger window and rolling along the sidewalk.
The caretaker said that he found the head near the door of the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society around 6 a.m. Monday.
As AP notes, the Quran prohibits Muslims from eating pork, and pigs are often used to offend those who follow Islam.
According to AP, Mayor-elect Jim Kenney slammed the gesture, saying that it had "no place" in the city. "The bigotry that desecrated Al-Aqsa mosque today has no place in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection has a long history of coming together in the face of challenge," Kenney said in a statement.
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