Throwing a pig’s head into a mosque, or into anything, is obnoxious, reprehensible, and always and everywhere to be condemned.
That being so, why the double standard?
Isn’t throwing shoes just as potentially “distressing,” as well as even more likely to cause actual injury, as throwing a pig’s head?
So why is one “culture” and the other “racism”?
Shouldn’t both be held in equal contempt, and prosecuted with equal ferocity?
“Arrests after pig’s head thrown at Crawley mosque,” from the BBC, April 19 (thanks to Daniel):
Three men have been arrested after a pig’s head was thrown into the car park of a mosque in West Sussex.
Police were alerted by people attending Langley Green mosque, in Crawley, on Saturday after a white car drove by.
A 21-year-old man from Horley was arrested nearby on suspicion of a racially or religiously-aggravated public order offence, police said.
On Sunday two other men, aged 20 and 25, both from Crawley, were also held. All three have been bailed until May.
Ch Insp Steve Curry, Crawley district policing commander, said: “While this was a very unusual incident, it has obviously caused great distress to those involved and we have worked closely with community leaders in dealing with the matter.
“This was immediately declared a racist incident and is being investigated as such….