Oklahoma, law enforcement authorities, are currently investigating a rather peculiar incident which occurred on Wednesday, near Oklahoma’s Islamic Center of Lawton.
According to Sergeant Tim Jenkins, of the Lawton Police Department, the law enforcement officers have been contacted during the same day about a concerned citizen saying a wild hog carcass was spotted in the Islamic Center’s parking lot.
The authorities who arrived at the scene confirmed that someone dumped the bloody carcass of a male wild hog, before disappearing. The officers contacted Lawson City’s Animal Control Division, in order to have the carcass removed from the parking lot.
A team from the animal division arrived at the scene a couple of minutes later and disposed of the animal’s carcass. Upon reviewing the security tapes from the Islamic Center, the Lawson law enforcement officers managed to identify the perpetrator.
The security tapes reveal that at approximately 2:20 am, a man carrying a wild hog’s carcass is seen in the Islamic Center’s parking lot. The man, who has yet to be identified by the police, dumped the wild hog in the parking lot, and casually left the scene.
Tim Jenkins and his colleagues from Lawson’s Police Department believe that this is some sort of way to protest against Islam.
As you know, the Quran, Islam’s holy book, prohibits its followers to consume the flesh of pork or to use it in order to create garments. Over the ages, bringing a slaughtered pork in front of a Muslim has been considered a form of offense.
Doctor Hassan Ahmed, the director of Oklahoma’s Islamic Center, declared he’s neither alarmed nor concerned about the incident that took place in the parking lot. In fact, Dr. Ahmed declared that he’s a little bit shocked about the fact that someone got into all that trouble in order to send this kind of message.
When asked what was the Center’s opinion and course of actions regarding the recent event, the institute’s director said that he and his colleagues would use this opportunity in order to educate the people about the Quran’s teachings.
Meanwhile, the local police department is still trying to identify the man who brought the wild hog carcass. Up till now, their searches did not return any results.
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