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Consumption of pork is prohibited by the Quran. Many modern Muslims explain the prohibition on scientific grounds, claiming that pigs are susceptible to diseases such as trichinosis, which can be transmitted to human beings, and that pigs consume unclean or rotten food, although the Quran tends to associate the prohibition with following the law of God as revealed in the Torah (e.g., 5:66).

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