Pig head left in swastika bag outside Islamic school in Australia

Pig head in swastika bag left outside Islamic school in Australia

A pig head was left outside a school (Stock image)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A bag with a pig head inside has been left outside an Islamic school in Queensland, Australia.

The bag left outside the Islamic College of Brisbane also had a swastika embossed on it, according to The Express Tribune.

Staff found the bag at around 6:30am today (July 19). Luckily this was before more than 1,000 students arrived.

It is claimed that CCTV footage shows two men travelling in a Subaru WRX dropping the bag off at around 6am.

The school has described the event as a hate crime. Police have been given a copy of the CCTV footage and are investigating the incident.

Ali Kadri, a spokesperson for the Islamic council of Queensland, said this type of incident is taking place due to the “demonisation of [Islamic] schools."

He also said the public must be informed about these incidents so that they are aware.

Former student Yassmin Abdel-Magied tweeted:  “I'm so, so sorry we have to live in a world where kids can't go to school in Australia without being shamed and threatened.

“How is a parent supposed to explain to a kid why people hate them?”

The school is owned by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils which has recently been criticised for its finances and government funding arrangements.