Imam Shabir, a spokesman for the Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Mosque in Southern River, said the remains were thrown at the building some time this morning.
“I think it’s common knowledge that [a] pig is something that is not consumable under Islamic law, and so [it was thrown] seemingly as an expression of hatred from certain elements within the society,” he said.
“Within the community they seem to want to express a hatred by throwing this animal at the door of the mosque.”
Imam Shabir said dumping the remains was a despicable act.
“We want to give consideration to this fact, and I think the Australian people should take consideration of this, that pig, while it’s not consumable under Islamic law, brutality against any animal is something which is strictly forbidden in Islam,” he said.
“I think we have to take cognisance of this fact – that the brutality … whatever has happened to it, is certainly something despicable.
“It is something which is unacceptable. Normal human behaviour would not accept this.”
The mosque, on Leslie Street, was previously targeted by vandals during construction prior to its opening in June.
Imam Shabir said the mosque recently held an open day so members of the public could visit and learn more about the Islamic faith.
“There’s been an effort in this regard and it makes us feel disappointed that what we would consider to be an open day which was highly successful [is followed by this] a few weeks later. The consequence in this way it makes us feel disappointed,” he said.
“It doesn’t dampen our spirits and it doesn’t dampen our morale in the concerted efforts that we are making to open the doors of the mosque and to open the doors of Islam for the broader community. It hasn’t dampened our spirits in any way.”