The Straits Times
Published on Aug 02, 2012

Outrage after pig heads dumped at France mosque


ONTAUBAN, France (AFP) - French Muslim and Jewish groups were united in outrage on Wednesday after two pig heads were dumped at a mosque in a town where an Islamist gunman killed two paratroopers in March.

The French Council of the Muslim Faith described the defilement of the mosque in the town of Montauban as 'a racist and xenophobic provocation' and urged the authorities to bring those responsible to justice swiftly.

Pigs are considered unclean by Muslims, who are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan.

France's Union of Jewish Students said it was appalled by an incident that had occurred in a 'worrying climate of hatred'.