Through The Static

April 6, 2008

Muslim war graves defaced in France

Filed under: World News — disciplepete @ 11:02 am

From Al Jazeera, this is pretty messed up:


Up to 148 Muslim graves in France’s World War I cemetery have been desecrated in an incident that has drawn strong condemnation from the country’s president.
A pig’s head was hung from one of the several tombstones targeted by vandals who also wrote slogans insulting France’s Muslim justice minister, officials said on Sunday.
Describing Saturday’s incident, Jean-Pierre Valensi, the state prosecutor for Arras, said “the slogans directly target Islam and they gravely insult Rachida Dati, the justice minister”, who is the daughter of North African immigrants.

The Notre Dame de Lorette cemetery, in the northern town of Arras, commemorates the victims of a series of long and bloody battles for control of northern France at the start of World War I. (article)


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