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Italian police identify man suspected of sending pig heads to synagogue
By JTA
02/02/2014
Police say that the 29-year-old suspect wished to found an anti-Semitic movement.
 
Italian police have identified a far-right activist suspected of sending boxes containing severed pig heads to Rome’s main synagogue, the Israeli embassy and a Rome museum with a Holocaust exhibition.

Italian media reports identified the man as Ernesto Morosini, 29. Police told reporters that the suspect wanted to found an anti-Semitic movement and had sent the macabre packages to gain support.

Police have opened an investigation against him for instigation of racial hatred.

Rome Jewish Community President Riccardo Pacifici issued a statement thanking the forces of order for “the speed and promptness” of “a job well done.”

The pig heads, delivered by a courier service, were discovered January 24, just days before International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27. 



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