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Disturbing Incident At Mosque In Cypress

A dead pig left outside a Muslim mosque in Cypress has worshipers wondering if they were the target of a hate crime. The pig appeared to have been place on a deck outside the place of worship and was found by members of mosque last night.

Llyas Choudry is with the Islamic Outreach Center in Cypress and says pigs are sometimes used as symbols against Muslims.

“There are certain religious regulations in terms of dietary things. It is not kosher meat, the meat of pig. So people sometimes they use it as a symbol, maybe symbolically.”

Authorities are investigating the incident. Choudry says the mosque opened in August and so far has been welcomed by neighbors in the area.

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