Islam

Canadian Authorities Investigate Bacon Left Outside Mosque

Apparently hate trumps reports of upcoming shortages

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Mounties are investigating the possibility of a hate crime after several piles of bacon were found outside a mosque in Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Police say it's the second such act of vandalism and mischief at the Islamic Society of British Columbia mosque and Islamic Centre in the last 18 months.

Muslims consider pork a symbol of impurity.

Society president Saad Bahr said Tuesday it's clear the action was intended to offend, but his group would welcome the opportunity to speak to those responsible and have them learn about Muslim beliefs.