2 mosques in France vandalised as racist graffiti aimed at Muslims sprayed on walls
On the 28th of December, the French media reported that two mosques in the southeast of France were vandalised. The Turkish Muslim community’s mosques in La Mure and Domene were damaged, and the Turkish flag was partially burnt. Subsequently, graffiti aimed at Muslims was seen, and according to TRT World, the graffiti read, “Muslims are harmful.”
Similarly, the mosque’s door handle, mailbox, and trash cans in La Mure were overturned and damaged. While the Domene mosque was damaged by a drunk man who also wrote statements on a tablecloth accusing the imam of the mosque of inciting violence. Whereas, the local authorities believe that there is a connection between the two attacks on the mosques in different cities of France.
The Coordination Committee of Turkish Muslims in France released a statement and condemned the rise of violence against Muslims in the country. At the same time, the committee has also urged the authorities to provide justice, while the French security forces have launched an investigation into the two incidents.