Muslim gravestones painted with Nazi symbols

19th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

ABLAIN SAINT NAZAIRE, France, April 19, 2007 (AFP) - The gravestones of 52 French Muslim soldiers have been daubed with Nazi slogans in a military cemetery in northeastern France, officials said Thursday.

ABLAIN SAINT NAZAIRE, France, April 19, 2007 (AFP) - The gravestones of 52 French Muslim soldiers have been daubed with Nazi slogans in a military cemetery in northeastern France, officials said Thursday.

Swastikas and slogans such as "Heil Hitler" were also painted Wednesday night on the ossuary of the Notre Dame de Lorette cemetery, the biggest military graveyard in the country, said the local prosecutor.

A hundred gendarmes were scouring the site Thursday for clues about the perpetrators.

The cemetery, near the town of Arras, contains the graves of many thousands of soldiers who died in World War I.

A man is currently being held in the northern city of Lille in connection with an attack on a Jewish cemetery earlier this month in which 51 tombstones were knocked over.


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