In France, an investigation was launched because of the appearance of Islamophobic inscriptions on the walls of the Islamic cultural center in Rennes, the Minister of the Interior went to the place.
This is reported by BFM TV.
The cultural center, which unknown people painted with offensive inscriptions, is also a place of prayer for local Muslims.
The worshippers noticed the inscriptions around 6 am when they came for morning prayers. Among them — “No Islamization”, “Long live the King”, “The Prophet Mohammed is a pedophile”, “The Crusades will resume”, “France forever” and others.
“We were shocked by such insults. It’s cruel. Our Muslim community is very upset, “ said Mohammed Zaidouni, President of the Regional Council of Muslims. He added that obviously someone is trying to incite mutual hostility, and against the background of these provocations, it is important to preserve unity and “save the country”.
The mayor of Rennes, Nathalie Appert, said that such acts “have no place in France and Rennes.”
“I express my full support to the residents of the city and especially to the believers who are shocked by these unworthy acts,” she said.
“The numerous anti-Muslim inscriptions on the walls of the Avicenna Mosque in Rennes are unacceptable. I express my full solidarity with the Muslims of our country, “ Interior Minister Geral Darmanin responded, saying that he would go to the site in the afternoon.
The city prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into the case. Hooligans face up to 30,000 euros in fines or up to 4 years in prison.
Earlier this week, on the night of April 8-9, unknown persons set fire to the doors of a mosque in Nantes. On April 9, a 24-year-old young man with neo-Nazi views was detained in Mana, also in the west of the country, for threatening to attack a local mosque.