Angry French Mob Trashes Muslim Prayer Room and Burn Koran on Christmas

Angry French Mob Trashes Muslim Prayer Room and Burn Koran on Christmas

In response to Muslims attacking two police officers and one fire fighter, a bunch of angry French people attacked an Islamic center and burned Qurans. According to a report:

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Demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and set fire to copies of the Koran on the French island of Corsica on Christmas Day, in an attack condemned by the government.

The violence came amid heightened security measures for the holiday, and nationwide fears after the November 13 attacks in Paris by jihadists that killed 130 people.

Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, wrote on Twitter that the break-in in the city of Ajaccio was “an unacceptable desecration”.

Tensions had mounted in Ajaccio after two firefighters and a police officer were injured overnight in a low-income neighbourhood of the city when they were “ambushed” by “several hooded youths”, authorities said.

On Friday afternoon around 150 people had gathered in front of the prefecture in a show of support for the police and firefighters, officials said in a statement.

But some in that crowd broke away and headed for the low-income housing estate where the violence took place the night before.
They shouted slogans in Corsican meaning “Arabs get out!” or “This is our home!”, an AFP correspondent reported.

Nearby was the Muslim prayer room and a small group smashed the glass door and entered the place of worship, ransacking the room and partially burning books including copies of the Koran, said regional official Francois Lalanne.

“Fifty prayer books were thrown out on the street,” said Mr Lalanne, adding that some of the pages were burnt.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) and its monitor of Islamophobia denounced the violence and pointed to the timing of the attack on Friday “on a day of prayer for both Muslims and Christians”.

This year Christmas falls just after the Muslim feast day commemorating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.

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Perhaps if you don’t like being attacked – you should not attack first.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

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