Strasbourg: 18 Muslim graves desecrated

AFP reports that last night 18 graves in the Muslim section of a cemetery in the Strasbourg suburb of Robertsau were desecrated.

Twelve headstones were overturned, while the perpetrators overturned or damaged plaques and decorations on six other graves.

“Deliberately targeting the Muslim section is unspeakable, it is a barbaric act”, Driss Ayachour president of the regional Muslim Council of Alsace was quoted as saying.

The Socialist mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, who visited the scene this morning, announced that the municipality would cover the cost of restoring graves.

AFP, 26 June 2010

See also “18 tombes musulmanes profanées à Strasbourg”, L’Express, 29 June 2010

Update:  See “Cemeteries desecrated in Strasbourg: three skinheads receive prison sentences”, Islamophobia Watch, 20 June 2012