Three held in Britain after pig's head kept near Muslim centre

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 13:30 hrs

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Two men and a woman have been arrested in Britain after a pig's severed head was left at the doors of a Muslim place of worship, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

Police were called after the head was found at the entrance to the community centre in Thurnby Lodge area of Leicester. The centre is used by a local Muslim group.

Shocked Muslim expressed their disgust as Islamic law forbids the eating of pork and many consider pigs to be unclean animals.

"We arrived to open up the centre for prayers and found the pig's head - we were deeply shocked and saddened. It had probably come from a butchers and is clearly an act of deep, religious discrimination against us. It is an attack on our culture," Moulana Mohammed Lockhat, the 40-year-old imam for the As Salaam group, was quoted as saying.

The daily said that in recent months, Muslims going for prayers at the venue have had to walk past angry protesters who reportedly don't want the group to use the property.

Police said a 40-year-old woman and two men, aged 37 and 46, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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