Skip to comments.Swastikas daubed on french mosques
Posted on 09/25/2006 12:33:21 AM PDT by Republicain
PARIS, Sept 24, 2006 (AFP) - Swastikas were painted on the walls of two mosques in France on the weekend, and one was set alight in disturbing instances of racist vandalism, police said Sunday.
The mosque which was torched, in the northwest town of Quimper, suffered damage from the flames. Six swastikas were painted on the outside of its walls.
The head of the local Muslim association said it was the fourth time the mosque had been targeted.
In the southwestern town of Carcassonne, the other mosque was daubed with swastikas and slogans reading "France for the French", "Arabs get out" and "Death to Islam", officials said.
No-one has claimed responsibility for the vandalism and investigations have been launched to find the perpetrators.
Religious and anti-racism groups condemned the attacks, which came as Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, got underway.
"This is odious because it is stupid and nasty and because it shows a radical ignorace of Islam," Dalil Boubakeur, president of the French Council for the Muslim Faith, said.
"The criminal intention doubles up with a desire to disturb, in a particularly vile way, the peaceful course of ceremonies that accompany this month of fasting and penintence," Boubakeur said.
The Movement Against Racism and for Frienship between People (MRAP) expressed its solidarity with Muslims and blamed an environment in which Islam was increasingly being associated with terrorism.
This is "part of the Islam equals terrorism equation," MRAP said in a statement.
"The far right's political manoeuvring on the theme that France is becoming islamised contributes to an obnoxious climate that fosters these kind of acts," the rights group said.
Could have been worse. Somebody could have walked into a session and then blew himself up.
Considering the French propensity for Jewish hatred, I have a little bit of trouble believing this isn't an inside job by the mohammedans. A swastika on a Jewish temple I would expect from them, but a mohammedan charnel house?
I could easily be wrong, but something doesn't quite smell right...
Then again, this could be the first rumblings of the awakening of the French people to the real threat facing them.
Only two mosks?
Wouldn't surprise me one bit if the muskies did this themselves in order to get press.
Painting a swastika on a mosque is like painting a jackass on the Democrat party headquarters.
Islam has earned its reputation for terrorism. That said these acts of vandalism are as inane and pointless as the so called "anti-racist" groups.
I would have figured swastiskas on the mosques was done by the Muslims themselves, who had just re-discovered a powerful new iconic symbol with some historical resonance, since Muslims went along willingly with Hitler's plan. Politically it makes NO sense to assume that whatever French fringe group still exists there who thinks it appropriate to use a swastika to communicate something serious, would also say
"France for the French". I mean, the French are more than a touch anti-semitic, but they don't have to resort to Nazi symbology to express it.
see my #9, which I typed before I saw yours. GMTA
Nah, that would be a mooselimb that does that.
Christians go to purgatory if they take their own life.
Mooselimbs go to hell regardless.
The Nazis should sue for slander by association.
Maybe Muslims need to leave France for a nice tolerate Islamic country.
A lot of people have your opinion, and it could be the case.
Wait, don't tell me that they want an apology. Is France beginning to see the light?
How do you say..."Burn baby burn" in French?
I imagine there is a growing portion of the population becomming less than agreeable with islamic behavior.
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