'A message of threat': Muslim man finds pig's head dumped in Australian university's mosque toilet

Police are investigating the discovery of a pig’s head dumped in a toilet at the University of Western Australia’s Muslim prayer hall yesterday.

The head was discovered by student Majdi Fal when he walked into the toilet block just after midday to wash before attending lunchtime prayers.

“I was getting ready to do my regular prayers at UWA Mosque (and) as soon as I opened the toilet’s door, I found a dead pig’s head inside,” Mr Fal said on Facebook.

"At first, I thought it was a human's head because I didn't have my glasses on,' he told Daily Mail.

"But I had a second look and realised it was a dead pig's head. It was shocking to see something like that, especially in a clean area. There was blood on the animal.

"I guess it is a message of threat as we, Muslims, do not eat pork.


A pig's head has been dumped near a Perth university mosque in an "unprecedented display of Islamophobia". Photo: Facebook

“Needless to say, if this happened at a university, then things are escalating.

“Please report any suspicious incidents or people you see for the wellbeing of our entire community.”

The prayer hall and toilets were only recently opened at the university, which has a big Muslim student population.

Police attended the scene, but it was not known if they had any leads as to who was responsible.

A university spokesman said the incident was a “deplorable act” and he re-assured Muslim students they were an important part of the university community.

The Muslim student, from Nedlands in Perth, says he has received a world of support after posting the disturbing images to Facebook.

In a statement, the UWA Guild condemned the incident and said it was investigating the "unprecedented display of Islamophobia".

"Acts like this are designed only to incite religious and racial hatred."

In a statement, the UWA Guild condemned the incident and said it was investigating the "unprecedented display of Islamophobia". Photo: Facebook

The Muslim student, from Nedlands in Perth, says he has received a world of support after posting the disturbing images to Facebook.

"Everyone has been very supportive. We've received supportive messages around Australia from all walks of life,' he told the Daily Mail.

"But we need to be more alert about what has happened to protect the community. If you have any issues or misunderstandings, I'm sure the Muslim community are happy to talk to them.

"All Muslims are opened to discussions and move any issues forward. We're here to build our future together."

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