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Mosque in Belgium Targeted for Second Time

20 February 2012 General 22 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
A spokesman for the mosque said the local Muslim community felt deeply aggrieved by the attack and the slurs directed towards them and their religion.

A spokesman for the mosque said the local Muslim community felt deeply aggrieved by the attack and the slurs directed towards them and their religion.

(World Bulletin)

A mosque in Belgium affiliated with Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs has been the target of a racially-motivated attack for the second time in the past year.

Last July, an image of a pig attached to a wooden cross was left in the grounds of the Alaaddin Mosque in the Marchienne-au-Pont neighborhood of Charleroi and the Turkish flag outside the building was torn.

Now, less than a year later, a similar attack has taken place at the same mosque, where a number of racial and İslamophobic slurs, including “Go home foreigners,” have been sprayed on the walls of the building and grounds. Those involved in the attack have not been identified.

A spokesman for the mosque said the local Muslim community felt deeply aggrieved by the attack and the slurs directed towards them and their religion. Further, disappointment was expressed by the DİB that authorities made no effort to follow up on the last attack or bring the perpetrators to account for their actions.

The incident is part of a growing trend of Islamophobic attacks, which have become increasingly common in Belgium over the past decade.

Cihan

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22 Comments »

  1. A pig on a cross? Sounds like Christianity is also being attacked.

  2. A pig on a cross? Sounds like Christianity is also being attacked.

  3. sounds llike a misguided ” Christian”

  4. sounds llike a misguided ” Christian”

  5. This is WRONG!

  6. This is WRONG!

  7. Disgusting.

  8. Disgusting.

  9. c est faux exactement

  10. c est faux exactement

  11. Just anarchists no philosophical intellect.

  12. Just anarchists no philosophical intellect.

  13. Find these jerks and lock them up!

  14. Find these jerks and lock them up!

  15. small minds

  16. small minds

  17. what i dont get about people like this is they say things like go ho and you dont belong here …um open your closed mind we all came from another country with different beliefs at one time or another.. unless your native american indian living in the usa we all didnt belong. and most people theses days who are targeted were born here!!! grow up and open your hearts

  18. European rednecks.

  19. European rednecks.

  20. pig on a wooden cross would be an insult to christianity, what morons

  21. pig on a wooden cross would be an insult to christianity, what morons

  22. Meaghan- Well that, and many Muslims now are Natives to those lands lol

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