Switzerland: Muslims Protest At Mosque Attack


A dead pig and four pig heads were buried on the site of a future mosque in an anonymous attack against “rampant Islam in Switzerland”, police have said.

The attackers sent anonymous letters to the media in the region near the Granges mosque site in canton Solothurn, police said on Friday.

In the letter they said they also poured 120 litres of pig’s blood on the ground, saying it was test of Muslim faith whether the mosque would be built on the land afterwards.

The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland “condemned the profanation of the site of a future mosque”, adding: “With this act, a line has been cross and Islamophobia has attained a new level.”

Granges mayor Boris Banga described the attack as “horrible and abominable”.


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