07/12/2015 1:38 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

'Unprecedented Display Of Islamophobia' As Severed Pig Head Is Left In University Of WA Mosque

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A West Australian university is investigating how a severed pig head was found in an on-campus prayer facility toilet, labeling it "an unprecedented display of Islamophobia".

University of Western Australia PHD scholar Majdi Fal took to Facebook to say how he found the offensive scene, saying "as soon as I opened the toilet's door, I found a dead pig's head inside".

"Needless to say, if this happened at a university, then things are escalating," Fal said in the post.

SHOCKING NEWS FROM UWA. This morning, around 12.20 pm, I was getting ready to do my regular prayers at UWA Mosque. As...

Posted by Majdi Fal on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Most Islamic people do not eat pork, as the Quran forbids it, and the head was placed in a Turkish toilet where pre-prayer ablution is carried out.

Faj told the ABC, however, the most troubling aspect was not the fact it was pig meat.

"It's not because it was a pig's head -- it can be anything, any other animal -- it was the message that was clear," he told the ABC.

The university students guild took to Facebook to condemn the act, describing it as "deeply damaging and offensive".

"Acts like this are designed only to incite religious and racial hatred," the post said.

Today, the UWA community has experienced an unprecedented display of islamophobia on campus, where a pig's head was...

Posted by UWA Student Guild on Sunday, December 6, 2015

The matter has been reported to police.