Police in Edmonton are investigating a hate crime that targeted a mosque in the city's north end last week.
Scraps of pig meat were left at the doorstep and front windows of the Canadian Islamic Centre sometime after 1 a.m. on November 1, before members arrived for 5 a.m. prayers.
The centre's president, Khalid Tarabain, called the incident a great concern for community members, who have seen windows broken and eggs thrown at the centre in the past.
"Muslims don't eat pork, it's forbidden. It's a religious thing," he said. "It's not a vandalism or anything, it has a meaning."
Tarabain described the scene as a pig having been cut up, its pieces left behind outside the mosque. [Link]
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