A Nottingham mosque has been the target of hate crime during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Pork dripping, raw meat, nappies and dog litter were thrown in Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque car park in Sneinton on May 18.
The mosque has also received hate mail and threatening letters addressed to them.
The envelopes containing the “offensive” letters has the address of the typed and cut around to avoid any identification.
The administrative staff from the mosque reported the incidents to Nottinghamshire Police on May 19.
Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the incident and the mosque staff has been advised to not open any suspicious mail and to report any letters that they may receive.
Superintendent Mat Healey from Nottinghamshire Police, the force’s hate crime lead, said: “We have been made aware of these vile incidents which are all the more unpleasant given that this is such a special time of year for our local Muslim communities who will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr this weekend.
“Nottinghamshire Police takes a zero-tolerance approach to all hate crime and I must be clear that incidents of this nature absolutely will not be tolerated.
“Our officers have been actively investigating these incidents since the time they were first reported and local policing teams across the city have been in regular contact with mosques in their area to offer reassurance to them.
“We have also been maintaining a uniformed presence in the Sneinton area since this came to our attention and that will continue throughout the weekend to offer further reassurance.”
One Facebook user commented on Jamia Masjid Sultania’s post about the incident: “Some people really lead miserable lives seriously I feel sorry for them.
“Life is super short and I don’t even have enough time to do everything I love doing let alone time to hate.”
Another commented: “This is awful and I am so sorry, this is not the Sneinton I know and love.”
The incidents come as Nottinghamshire Police chief constable thanked the region’s Muslims for the exemplary way they have managed to observe the Holy month of Ramadan while staying within the lockdown guidance.
Nottinghamshire Police have urged anyone with any information about these incidents or any other hate crime in our county to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.