Muslim cemetery in Lausanne is defaced – hate crime

SHAFAQNA – Muslim graves in a cemetery in the Swiss city of Lausanne have been vandalised. Fifteen out of 22 Muslim graves had Islamophobic slogans written on them over the weekend, according to local police.

A specific section of the Bois-de-Vaux cemetery in the French-speaking city has been reserved for Muslims since 2016, a decision that has caused a lot of controversy.

Lausanne police said they are investigating the incident and authorities said the vandalism is being repaired. Pierre-Antoine Hildebrand, the city’s security director, told the Swiss News Agency SDA on Monday that the city officials are “reflecting” on how to deal with the situation and are considering installing a video surveillance system in the cemetery.

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