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Arson attack on mosque in eastern France

10 November 2011 General 6 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Paris – A mosque in eastern France was damaged after unknown attackers set fire to the building using a burning rubbish bin early Thursday, France 3 television reported.

The head of the mosque in Montbeliard, located about 170 kilometres south of Strasbourg, near the German border, discovered the fire when he arrived to open the building for morning prayers, the report said.

One wall was badly damaged. The attack on the mosque is the second in a month, according to France 3.

A group calling itself Les Echappees Belles (The Lucky Escapes) claimed responsibility for the incident in tracts left near the mosque. The group – believed to be a group of women loosely influenced by right-wing extremists, according to France 3 – had claimed responsibility for setting fire to the mosque’s van in October.

Police were investigating the incident.

Muslim groups say the number of attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions is on the increase.

The Collective Against Islamophobia in France recorded 188 Islamophobic acts in 2010, mostly against institutions such as mosques.

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  2. Wow a group of women? I wonder what they dress like when they set buildings on fire?

  3. Hmm and people are prolly still gonna say mosques arent burned and vandalised as much as other houses of worship are….

  4. Yeah well Helema it sucks to run a paper or be a writer now days as your offices get bombed, you get stabbed while riding a bike, or you have to go undercover and have constant police protection because the leader of some religious group wants to kill you.

  5. Looks to me like the French have it together.

  6. helema,

    the fact that the abrahamics are always attacking each other should be evidence to the falseness of their faith/god. “gonna say mosques arent burned and vandalised as much as other houses of worship are” anyone who says that is a moron. not only are mosques attacked more than other houses of worship, but then are mostly attacked by muslims.

    gavin,

    here are some germans you will like. i hope you are a christian or jew and not an infidel, you’ll give us a bad name.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15727841

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