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Severed pig's ear sent to Muslim organisation

DDP/The Local · 16 Dec 2009, 15:21

Published: 16 Dec 2009 14:43 GMT+01:00
Updated: 16 Dec 2009 15:21 GMT+01:00

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The gruesome delivery was accompanied by a note calling it a “precious relic of all Muslims” and a piece of the Prophet Muhammad, Ali Kizilkaya from the Islamic Council of Germany said.

Below this was the phrase, “Greetings from Michel Friedman – Jews in Germany,” likely in reference to the TV talk show host and former vice-president of the German Jewish Council. Both Muslim and Jewish religious customs consider pigs to be unclean animals and consumption of pork is forbidden.

Kizilkaya speculated whoever sent the package likely only wanted to “offend the Muslims” and start a row between them and Jews in Germany.

He said the Islamic Council had received an increasing amount of hate mail recently, but decided to involved the police following the incident.

Kizilkaya also accused “some politicians” were stoking prejudices against Muslims in the wake of Switzerland’s vote last month to ban the constructions of mosques with minarets.

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“We Muslims and our mosques are a part of Germany,” he said.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

15:41 December 16, 2009 by airborne1092
A pig's ear is not gruesome;

The one thing that separates it from being either 'cute' or 'tasty' (dog standards, that is) is a few cl of cooking oil!
19:34 December 16, 2009 by Frenemy
I wouldn't be surprised if it were sent by Osama himself! (seems like a deliberate attempt to incite violence and widen the rift by provoking a retaliatory chain-reaction)
01:30 December 18, 2009 by Thames
most likely a hoax.
23:44 December 19, 2009 by surj
Thomas"most likely a hoax" True ,just to win sympathy from non muslims in Germany .In Arabic it is called Al-Taqiyya= lie,deception by muslims,to non muslims,it is an old trick which prophet Mo-ham-mad used. www.faithfreedom.org

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