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Syangogue door set afire, Muslim imam threatened

Syangogue door set afire, Muslim imam threatened

A flammable liquid has been used to set fire to a door of a synagogue south of Paris, and France's main Jewish organization called it a "new act of inadmissible violence."
France has faced a spate of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim attacks amid Israel's offensive in Gaza.
However, police were cautious about labeling the fire Thursday at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges synagogue an attack.
Deputy mayor Xavier Cantat says police told him the burning of the back door at the synagogue was "voluntary and malicious" _ but stopped short of calling it an attack.
Separately, Bernard Koch, an aide to a Muslim prayer leader in Drancy, north of Paris, says the imam has received threats and had his car vandalized. Hassan Chalghoumi works for reconciliation among Jews and Muslims.


Updated : 2020-12-04 07:01 GMT+08:00