A second attack on a mosque in northwestern France has been reported within the 20 days of the first attack.
Slogans such as “Wake up France”, “We warned you, immigration kills” and “No Islamization”, were written on the walls of the mosques in Rennes.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith and the Coordination Committee of the Turkish Muslims in France have condemned the attack on the mosque.
This is not the first time there has been an attack on the mosque in France as on April 11, the mosque was a target of a similar attack. A wave has been initiated by Islamophobics in France to assault and terrorize Muslim communities.
Mosque in northwestern France suffers 2nd attack
Hate messages written on wall of mosque in city of Renneshttps://t.co/oC6Z6av1bq pic.twitter.com/OVP6Ts3JhE
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The top official for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has strongly condemned acts of anti-Muslim hatred that took place in Western France where vandals defaced the walls of a mosque with Islamophobic graffiti two days ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramazan.
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A statement issued on Wednesday by UNAOC’s spokesperson said that the High Representative for the alliance, Miguel Ángel Moratinos expressed his solidarity with the Muslim community in France and beyond and wishes them a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.
Moratinos denounced the graffiti on the walls of the Avicenne Islamic cultural center in the western French city of Rennes.
A mosque in northwestern France was subjected to an Islamophobic and racist attack. Slogans such as "Wake up France", "We warned you, immigration kills" and "No Islamization", were written on the walls of the mosque in the city of Rennes last night. https://t.co/tfCPB5wknb
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According to news reports, the hate slogans were discovered on Sunday on a side building used as a prayer room when prayers were taking place. Earlier, in the neighboring city of Nantes, the door of the Arrahma mosque was destroyed by a fire.
The UNAOC High Representative called those acts “despicable”, saying they were an affront to international human rights laws and the values and principles the United Nations upholds, particularly the freedom of religion or belief.
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He added that now more than ever, unity and solidarity should be guiding our actions as “we stand firmly against the surge in anti-Muslim hatred, stigma, ethnonationalism as well as hate speech targeting vulnerable populations based on their religion or belief.”