Meat Sent In Post To Maidenhead Mosque
MOSQUE has been targeted three times in recent weeks with graffiti sprayed, glass broken and a package of meat received in the post.
The Holmanleaze mosque in Maidenhead, Berkshire, has been subjected to the threatening behaviour since May 22, when soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in Woolwich, southeast London.
A pane of glass was smashed at the site during the night after Rigby’s death, and last Saturday racist graffiti was discovered at the premises.
And on Monday a piece of meat, suspected to be bacon, was received by the mosque’s staff.
According to their religion, Muslims, like Jews, are forbidden to eat any part of a pig.
Police confirmed they are investigating the incidents and are looking into whether they could be connected to the killing of Rigby.
Inspector John McKee, of the Thames Valley force, said: “The Holmanleaze mosque is highly respected locally.
“We’ve received much support over the years from them for various community events and issues.
“I find it deeply saddening that such genuinely nice people could be abused in this way.”