Adnan Ali, who left Iraq for Australia more than 20 years ago, knocked down his house in Toongabbie to rebuild a bigger home for his wife and five children. But the dream quickly turned into a nightmare as locals began leaving severed pig heads and threatening messages on his empty block of land.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Sara S) Mr Ali claims he is the target of a “racist” (What ‘race’ is Islam?) hate campaign by neighbours who don’t want him living in their street. ‘Why they are hating us, I don’t know,’ he told Channel Nine’s A Current Affair program. (I’ll give you 3 guesses)
Mr Ali says his neighbours have used timber off-cuts to write messages on the building site, including ‘f*** off wo*’. ‘I don’t know what they mean by wo*. In some areas they wrote ”this is your last warning”,’ Mr Ali said. Another message, scrawled on a chair on his front porch, read: ‘Leave now, don’t waste your time and money you fat pig.’
Mr Ali claimed he and his wife have also been verbally abused by angry neighbours. ‘Lately they started calling me fat man. I think the pig heads are something against our religion,’ he said.
‘He came out there laughing and saying ”oink, oink, oink” and ”fat man”.’ His wife said: ‘(A neighbour) starts, ‘f****** Muslim – you refugee, you have two houses and I don’t have one house’.’
Now the builders of his dream home have reportedly told Mr Ali it is too dangerous for them to carry out the work. He says neighbours threatened tradesmen on the site with violence if the continued to build his home.
A Masterton Homes spokesman told A Current Affair they were working with Mr Ali to find a solution.
‘We advise that the builder in this story has been working with the family to progress building works and is in no way involved with the racist activities discussed in the story.’