A pig’s head was delivered to the Helsinki offices of the Somali League on Monday, according to League Chairman Abdirashid Awad Dirie. Police have opened a criminal investigation into the incident as a case of defamation.
Most Somalis are Muslims and do not eat pork. The pig’s head sent to the Somali League office from Tampere was accompanied by a note wishing a Merry Christmas. The sender of the parcel was marked as ”free thinkers.” As of Tuesday, police had no further information on who posted the package.
The Helsinki office of the Somali League has been the target of vandalism in the past. It has had windows broken, oil poured through its post slot and been pelted with eggs.