France: 8 graves of Muslim soldiers desecrated

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October 22, 2009 14:46

 
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Eight graves of Muslim soldiers who died for France in World War II have been desecrated in a village cemetery, according to local officials. Maurice Duhamel, mayor of Montjoie-Saint-Martin, said he would file suit after Nazi symbols were discovered Wednesday on the eight graves of Muslim soldiers in France's 2nd Armored Division. President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday denounced the "particularly odious racist acts" and asked that those responsible be found and severely punished. Last week, the French Council for the Muslim Faith complained that those responsible for the desecration in December of some 500 Muslim soldiers' graves in Arras, in the north, have yet to be identified. It was the third time Muslim graves there had been desecrated.

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