Mosque in France vandalised

French vandals have targeted a mosque in a graffiti attack, tagging the worship centre with swastikas and anti-Islam slogans, officials said Sunday.

Mosque in France vandalised

World Bulletin / News Desk

French vandals have targeted a mosque in a graffiti attack, tagging the worship centre with swastikas and anti-Islam slogans, officials said Sunday.

The attack was discovered by worshippers arriving for morning prayer at the mosque in Ozoir-La-Ferriere, a small town 35 kilometres (20 miles) east of Paris.

Photographs of the mosque show at least two swastikas painted on the facade, as well as an explicit anti-Islam slogan and "Long Live Gaul," the ancient Roman-era name for France.

Police were investigating the incident.

In the eastern city of Besancon, two mosques were also vandalised, where the Star of David -- commonly used by the Nazis to identify Jews -- had been painted on the walls.

According to statistics from an Islamic monitoring organisation, 201 anti-Islam attacks were recorded in France last year, up 28 percent on 2011.

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