In an obvious retaliation against Muslims for two radicalized Muslim terrorists' murders of 14 innocent people in San Bernardino, California last week, a severed pig's head was tossed outside a Philadelphia mosque, upsetting residents of multiple faiths and prompting federal and city investigations, the USA Today website reports today (December 8, 2015).
Pigs are considered unclean in Islamic culture and pork is not eaten by most practicing Muslims. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney quickly condemned the "bigotry that desecrated" the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society building two nights ago.
The desecration comes as Muslims face heightened scrutiny in the United States and abroad after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. In a devout effort to safeguard American lives, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump went so far yesterday as to call for banning Muslims from entering the United States.
Marwan Kreidie -- head of the Arab American Development Corporation -- said the FBI was investigating the pig's head incident. He added that anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. is "worse now" than it was after the September 11, 2001 multiple terror attacks.