Irate French mob burn koran and destroy and Islamic prayer room…muslims go bezerk
Demonstrators ransack Muslim place of worship at low-income neighborhood on the French island of Corsica; French PM calls attack ‘an unacceptable desecration.’
Demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and set fire to copies of the Koran on the French island of Corsica on Christmas Day, in an attack condemned by the government.
The violence came amid heightened security measures for the holiday, and nationwide fears after the November 13 attacks in Parisby jihadists that killed 130 people.
Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, wrote on Twitter that the break-in in the city of Ajaccio was “an unacceptable desecration.”
Tensions had mounted in Ajaccio after two firefighters and a police officer were injured overnight in a low-income neighborhood of the city when they were “ambushed” by “several hooded youths,” authorities said.
On Friday afternoon around 150 people had gathered in front of the prefecture in a show of support for the police and firefighters, officials said in a statement.
But some in that crowd broke away and headed for the low-income housing estate where the violence took place the night before.
They shouted slogans in Corsican meaning “Arabs get out!” or “This is our home!” an AFP correspondent reported.
Nearby was the Muslim prayer room and a small group smashed the glass door and
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