(DGB84) French Muslim dies after self-immolating inside mosque

7th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Muslim man died on Sunday after setting himself on fire inside a mosque in the French city of Toulouse, local officials said, saying the man was psychologically disturbed.

The man, in his fifties, suffered burns over 90 percent of his body and died in hospital, the local prefect's office said.

He had doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire inside the mosque after earlier yelling at the local imam, officials said.

A prefect official said the incident had nothing to do with "xenophobia or racism" and said the man was known to have suffered from psychiatric problems.

© 2011 AFP

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