French police probe mosque vandalism

15th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Police have opened an investigation after vandals daubed swastikas and xenophobic slogans on the construction site of a mosque in northern France, prosecutors said Thursday.

The inscriptions "Islam get out of Europe", "No to Islam and to burqas" along with swastikas were discovered on Wednesday in Herouville-Saint-Clair, a suburb of Caen city in Normandy, said deputy prosecutor Jean-Pierre Triaulere.

The incident came a day after French lawmakers passed on first reading a bill banning women from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public.

© 2010 AFP

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