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Bigot vandalises Muslim prayer mats at hospital with bacon strips

Bigots have tried to discourage Islamic devotion by throwing bacon on Muslim prayer mats at a Bankstown Hospital.

Hospitals could rival churches for the way they are able to inspire faith but in one of the lowest acts imaginable, bigots have tried to discourage Islamic devotion by throwing bacon on Muslim prayer mats at a Bankstown Hospital.

Clinical psychologist Hanan Dover made the “horrible” discovery yesterday and took to Facebook to vent her sadness about the find.

She took a photo and wrote: “Horrible. Some anonymous bigot thought it would be appropriate to offend Muslims by placing bacon rashers on Muslim prayer mats inside the public prayer room at Bankstown Hospital.”

Linda Campbell, Bankstown Hospital’s acting general manager, said hospital officials were “disappointed.”

"We are disappointed and we immediately arranged for the prayer mats to be professionally steam cleaned," Ms Campbell told Nine News.

“We apologise for the offence caused and our staff have ensured that the prayer room is available for use."

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