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HAShung by a string and in a state of decomposition, a boar's head was discovered on the door of the Attawba mosque, situated in Contrexéville (Vosges), Thursday March 28. “This act does not only affect an individual, but the entire mosque, a cult which represents Islam,” laments the president of the mosque, Mohamed Akouh, talking to France 3.

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The animal's head was found through the Ramadan interval, which started on March 11. But the mosque, open to the general public for 2 years, shouldn’t be its first incident. “The first year, we had racist tags with swastikas and insults,” explains Mohamed Akouh. The latter says he has “confidence in the justice system to find the person(s) responsible for these acts”, however whereas refusing to “respond to the provocation”.

An investigation opened for “provocation of racial hatred”

An investigation for “provocation of racial hatred” was opened by the Epinal public prosecutor, Frédéric Nahon. According to the mayor of Contrexéville, Luc Gerecke, additionally interviewed by France 3, that is an “isolated act” and “inadmissible”.

The matter has additionally been escalated to the federal government, whereas two different mosques, in Valenciennes and Fresnes-sur-Escaut (North), have been additionally the topic of harm on Saturday March 30. “I firmly condemn these unacceptable acts against our Muslim compatriots,” Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin declared on X (ex-Twitter).