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13 Jan, 2015 13:44

Muslim group’s building in Sweden vandalized with graffiti, pig’s head

Muslim group’s building in Sweden vandalized with graffiti, pig’s head

The building which is used by a Muslim Association in the Swedish town of Borås has been vandalized, with pig’s head left outside, and graffiti “Vive La France” sprayed on an outside wall.

The facility is used by the local Svenljunga Muslim Association. Police are investigating the incident.

The pig’s head is offensive for Muslims, as its flesh represents a taboo in Islam.

It’s not the first time such an act of vandalism took place in the area: just over a year ago, a pig’s head was left outside a mosque in a nearby town, Limmared.

READ MORE: Grenades thrown at a mosque in Le Mans, west of Paris

Swedish mosques were attacked three times over the New Year: a firebomb and a Molotov cocktail were thrown at a mosque in Uppsala on January 1, while five people were injured when a petrol bomb was tossed through the window of a mosque in Eskilstuna on December 25.

BREAKING! Arson attack on #mosque in #Eskiltuna in #Sweden injures five! #Islamophobia / http://t.co/VAWLzdMyoOpic.twitter.com/umv8PXoEqu

— Cas Mudde (@CasMudde) December 25, 2014

READ MORE: Sweden struck by 3rd mosque arson attack in a week

Finally, an attack happened in the southern Swedish town of Eslov, just after 3 am local time on December 22. No one was injured.

Smoke rises from the interior of a destroyed cellar mosque as firefighters walk in front of the building after an arson attack on December 25, 2014 in Eskilstuna, central Sweden. (AFP/TT News Agency)

The same mosque was attacked in autumn, local newspaper Expressen reported.

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