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Pig Legs Tossed At Site of Embattled Mosque During Ramadan Prayers

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Three pig legs were tossed at the site of a proposed mosque near Chino that has faced legal opposition from the community.Two women in a pick-up truck threw the pig parts onto the driveway of the Al-Nur Islamic Center just before 10 pm Tuesday, while late-evening prayers were being conducted for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to the Associated Press.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is looking into the incident, but the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking for federal officials to investigate the incident as a hate crime, according to the Los Angeles Times.

This incident is especially troubling since Muslims consider pigs unclean creatures (not that having mysterious animal parts flung around is charming for most people).

"This has shaken up the community a bit, but they're trying not to let it deter them," Munira Sayed, spokeswoman for greater L.A.'s CAIR, told the Times.