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Soldiers' Graves Graffitied on Islamic Festival of Sacrifice

Soldiers' Graves Graffitied on Islamic Festival of Sacrifice

Anti-Islamic insults desecrated at least 500 tombstones of Muslim soldiers in France's largest military cemetery. The racist graffiti attack took place on the eve of today's Islamic Eid al-Adha festival (the festival of sacrifice), a day when Muslims visit the graves of loved ones. Each grave was marked with either a swastika, or a letter that helped spell out derogatory messages.

Many of the soldiers whose memories were affronted died fighting for France during the battles of World War I, but their resting place has battled racist attacks during recent times. This is the third attack directed toward Muslims on this site in the last two years.

Considering France has Europe's largest Muslim population, do you think these types of hostile actions will increase or decrease?


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Lexy0612 Lexy0612 8 years
I hope they catch the people who did this and they get some jail time. Respect is something that is not taught much anymore.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I have no words. Just disappointment. I just love the news these days. ;)
Calimie Calimie 8 years
That's horrid. I'd like to think this is the work of a handful of neo-nazis but I know better. Lepen and his party are huge there and this is the result.
belovedpurewater belovedpurewater 8 years
Disgusting. Hatred, unfortunately, really has no limits.
janneth janneth 8 years
Awful.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
this is so disrespectful.
otaku otaku 8 years
zeze, thank you for clarifying. i definitely know how it feels to type in the heat of the moment. it's nice though, that we have a community where we can give opinions, ask about others opinions and clarify everything as well. :}
zeze zeze 8 years
Ya, I was power-typing (hehe) once I reread it I saw I wasn't making the point I meant to make. sorry... :)
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Zeze, I'm glad you clarified! I was a little offended by the original comment as well, but I see what you mean now. And I definitely agree.
zeze zeze 8 years
otaku - I should clarify, I was not referring to "French people" like the US, and everywhere else, there are good and bad, accepting and hateful people. I was referring to France's (what I consider) racist policies that are hypocritical and create hate within people - such as forcing Muslim women and Jewish men to either go to private school, drop out, or not freely follow their religion. Or their policies in denying citizenship to people of different lifestyles because they are not "french enough." Imo, these policies, along with many others, allow hate to expand and become acceptable. If wearing a head scarf is bad by national policy (which how it is seen when laws prohibit it) then the people doing it become bad and then stupid people act on that notion and the end result is actions like this.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Very, very juvenile.
kia kia 8 years
This kind of crap disgusts me.
skb9850 skb9850 8 years
This is definitely a horrible act. I hope they are able to remove the graffiti without harming the headstones.
otaku otaku 8 years
this is really sad and disgusting. :{ zeze, your comments could be considered racist themselves. it isn't france that did this, it was a group of racists in france. i'm not saying that you are being racist yourself, but generalizing like that can be considered racist.
Lilie Lilie 8 years
That's beyond disgusting. Something is really wrong in this country right now. Sadly, i don't think this is getting out of nowhere. The situation between religious communities is very tense lately here. By the way the governement is acting, it's probably not gonna get any better :(
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
This is awful, sad, disrespectful, etc, etc, etc... I just can't come up with enough words to describe this.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Yea that's pretty terrible. Not. Cool.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
This is terrible. I just hope there aren't any over-the-top retaliations.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
this is tragic, those who did this should be publicly humiliated.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Disgusting. I wonder what's wrong with people sometimes.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
ohh my, people have no respect. This is just sad.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Absolutely disgusting. Those gravemarkers are beautiful, though. :(
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Shocking and disgusting! Why do people so waste their time and energy on such ugly hate? :-(
stephley stephley 8 years
It is awful awful. I imagine this kind of hostility will continue until we learn to listen to and respect each other.
wren1 wren1 8 years
That is very sad. Hate is so ugly. :(
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