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Muslim war graves attacked

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Thirty war graves of Muslim soldiers who fought in World War I have been attacked and defaced in the southern city of Carcassonne.

Racist insults and swastikas were painted on the graves, which are identified by the Islamic symbols of the star and crescent.

Slogans including “France for the French” and “Arabs out” were painted on some of the gravestones, reported daily newspaper Le Figaro.

The graves of Muslim soldiers in the same graveyard were attacked earlier this year in September.

Abdallah Zekri, president of a body that monitors Islamophobia, condemned the attacks on the graves of soldiers who “died for France.”

He pointed to a “significant and very worrying increase in Islamophobia in France.”

He said such attacks are up by 34 percent in 2011. In November alone, these included six fires at mosques in the country.

The graves were cleaned and a religious ceremony to honour the dead is planned for Tuesday morning.

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Matthew Warren (news@thelocal.fr)

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32 Comments »

  1. I hate America

  2. pfff

  3. pfff

  4. Yeah I bet America has a datk history that I probably don’t know about.

  5. Yeah I bet America has a datk history that I probably don’t know about.

  6. Allen, you know that wasn’t in the US, right? Or you just felt like sharing what you hate?

  7. Definitely hate to see this. But what about the killing and burning of Christian churches in Nigeria. Isn’t that Christianmophobia as well ?

  8. How sad… Plain old sad… Hu eva did dat wil 1 day die dem selves

  9. Wot goes around kumz around… D toture of da grave willl get dem

  10. This wasn’t in America, it was in France. But still very sad that the graves of soldiers who fought for their country would be defaced. Sad when people judge based on religion and nothing else. @Terrance: those people who were burning churches are a small group of radicals, just like the people defacing the graves. Scary and sad, but they do not represent an entire religion.

  11. Well if we’re going to say we hate anything, which is completely non-productive, at least make it at the morons who disrespected those graves. Is this website not about making awareness of a form of hate, and as a result to eliminate that hate and ignorance? let us not be hypocrites people. I’ve seen many hateful comments on here and it bothers me because we are losing sight of the goal of eliminating prejudice and allowing for understanding and acceptance.

  12. Israeli Cancer, Stop.

  13. Terrance, of course, and that is not in the tradition of Islam. The tradition of nutcases…check my page for a status report from all angles.

  14. Wen will mankind ever realize that we live in the same planet?

  15. Exactly.

  16. absolutely meaningless next to the atrocities I saw against Muslims in the 90s.

  17. This is horrid, wake up world, this is not where we need to go, I am so against discrimination, if it happens to one and is allowed, then it can happen to anyone, This is what happened in
    Germanin in the 1930’s.

  18. what a shame. those who commit this crime is a coward and ignorant. this type of people are better off living in another planet!

  19. Shameful indeed.

  20. I will never understand why people have such a “warped” idea about what Islam is. I think that no matter what religion we are, we are all trying to attain the same goal, right?

  21. This is shameful. I don’t give a fat-rat what the religion is. It is shameful to desicrate graves. Those graves contain the remains of people that had families and were loved. And you wonder why this planet is going to hell-in-a-handbag???

  22. This is shameful. I don’t give a fat-rat what the religion is. It is shameful to desicrate graves. Those graves contain the remains of people that had families and were loved. And you wonder why this planet is going to hell-in-a-handbag???

  23. Were are the local authorities ? Why is the local media not reporting this on tv or is that reserved for anti-Semitic only.

  24. Nice work to the dick heads responsible for that crap. Deep apologies to the families of the veterans.

  25. Apparently, they forgot how to properly arrange their Kingdoms’ tiles…. ;/

  26. how wrong :(

  27. how wrong :(

  28. how wrong :(

  29. Idiots vandalize graves all the time.. but some how you’ve turned this into a hate crime against muslims. Everytime a grave gets vandalized lets call it “White persons grave attacked” “Jewish persons grave attacked” This is just shitty journalism.

  30. Or how about this, Jack – every time there is a case of spousal murder, let’s call it a Chritsian, Hindu or Agnostic HONOUR KILLING?

  31. Jack stone

    I believe they called it that cuz they were muslim graves…

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