PARIS (AP) – Vandals scrawled swastikas and other Nazi references on the
walls of the Grand Mosque of Paris, the best-known Muslim religious site in
France, religious leaders said Monday.

The vandalism by unknown assailants, discovered Monday, comes as officials
have stepped up security around Jewish and Muslim sites in France amid an
increase in such attacks in recent years”¦

The vandals, writing in what appeared to be ink from a black marker,
scrawled about a dozen swastikas, other Nazi references and “Get Out” on
the white walls around the imposing, decades-old mosque in southeastern Paris.

Mosque officials filed a complaint with local police, who were
investigating the incident


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