Copenhagen: Muslim Cemetery Desecrated

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DTT: I can’t get my head around bigoted, racist, fascistic people who desecrate a cemetery. What is the point of this? What are they trying to achieve?

Can’t the dead be left at peace?

The Local

Copenhagen area Muslim cemetery desecrated

Photo: Niels Ahlmann Olesen/Scanpix

Can’t even the dead be left at peace?

UPDATED: Police now view the destruction of up to 50 graves as “political-religious vandalism” after initially being accused of not taking it seriously.

 

A Muslim cemetery in the western Copenhagen suburb of Brøndby was vandalized late on Friday, Copenhagen Vestegn Police confirmed to various media outlets on Saturday.

According to police spokesman Kim Madsen, some 50 graves were vandalized and numerous tombstones were destroyed and strewn over the burial grounds.

Policie initially said that they viewed the action as a likely “prank”.

“We don’t consider this to be something aimed at the Muslim community, there isn’t anything to indicate that. It looks like a prank in which someone went out there and just knocked them down,” Kim Madsen told Ekstra Bladet.

While Copenhagen Vestegn Police said they would look for witnesses that could give them more information, some politicians questioned the police reaction.

“A Muslim cemetery is vandalized but police don’t see it as politically motivated? Why?” Socialist People’s Party MP Özlem Cekic wrote on Twitter.

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Social Liberal (Radikale) MP Zenia Stampe also questioned why the police weren’t taking the incident more seriously, writing on Facebook that the vandalism “comes after a period of attacks on women with head scarves, vandalism of mosques and a growing hatred of Muslims online”.

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