The BBC is reporting that a severed pig’s head was found attached to the gates of an Islamic school in Portsmouth yesterday, just after news of an arrest being made for a similar incident in Blackburn.
The head was discovered cable-tied outside the Madani Academy in Nuffield Place at 08:30 GMT.
Hampshire police said they were investigating the incident as a hate crime and were treating it “very seriously”.
Head teacher Muhammad Luthfur Rahman described the sight as “very upsetting”.
He added: “We’ve always found Portsmouth to be a very welcoming city and we hope this does not damage the good relationship that we have with the local community.”
Flick Drummond, the MP for Portsmouth South, called it a “horrible and deeply insulting incident that has upset children, parents and staff at the school”.
She said: “It is completely unacceptable behaviour in a civilised society and it does not reflect the views of the vast majority of Portsmouth residents, who I’m sure are as equally appalled as I am…”
The independent faith school opened in 2014 and teaches pupils from five to eight-years-old.
Really? At a school for 5- to 8-year olds? Can you actually get any more crass than that?
Let’s all hope it isn’t the start of similar copycat incidents at other schools.
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