French Jewish leaders are calling the tossing of two pig heads into a mosque not far from Toulouse “an odious desecration.”
Worshippers at the Salam mosque in Montauban in southern France discovered two pig heads at the entrance to the building yesterday.
The CRIF, the umbrella organization of French Jewish communities, called the incident “an odious desecration” and said it “identifies with the outrage of the Muslim community, which was deeply offended by the act perpetrated during Ramadan.”
The Jewish communities of France convey their “sincerest sentiments of friendship” to the Muslim community, the statement said.
France’s Union of Jewish Students also said in a statement that it was appalled by an incident that had occurred in a “worrying climate of hatred.”