Graffiti attack on mosque at Graulhet

The Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France reports that, following the graffiti attack at Meximieux a week earlier, a second mosque was desecrated this weekend – at Graulhet in the Tarn department in southern France. Graffiti were found on the wall of the Nour Al-Mouhammadi mosque, including a drawing of a pig’s head and the slogan “Arabs out”.

An investigation has been opened and government minister Manuel Valls has issued a statement condemning the attack. The CCIF, however, points out that they have recorded 13 attacks on French mosques so far this year, all of which remain “under investigation”, without the perpetrators having been identified. The CCIF argues that words are not enough and concrete results are needed.