Police probe report of pig's head left outside mosque

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Posted: Dec 07, 2015 7:23 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they are investigating reports that someone left a severed pig's head outside a mosque.

A caretaker at the Al Aqsa Islamic Society mosque told police he found the head when he arrived around 6 a.m. Monday.

The Quran, the holy book of Islam, prohibits Muslims from eating pork.

Police investigators say surveillance video shows someone throwing an object from the passenger window of a red pickup as it drove past the mosque Sunday night.

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said in a statement, "The bigotry that desecrated Al-Aqsa mosque has no place in Philadelphia. ... I ask all Philadelphians to join me in rejecting this despicable act and supporting our Muslim neighbors."