Rise of Islamophobia in Europe
Muslim groups in France have reported increased frequencies of anti-muslim graffiti appearing on the walls of their mosques.
In February 2010, the head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith is recorded as reporting that racist words were painted on the walls of the mosque in Sorgues. This was the sixth time this year that a French mosque has been attacked by racist graffiti.
The Muslim community in France would like the government to investigate and monitor the rise of islamophobia.
Anti Christian Graffiti in Israel
In 2009 anti-Christian graffiti was found on Christian Churches and Buildings in Jerusalem, Israel. Obscene graffiti was daubed on the door of Franciscan Church near the room of the Last Supper and the words “We killed Jesus", "Christians out" (in English and Hebrew) and "F*** off" written across the door. A star of David was added to point to the graffiti artists being Jewish. Someone had also urinated on the door.
Local priests confirmed that urination on the door is a daily occurrence.
In another incident, an attack on the wall of the Basilica of the Dormition, near the Cenacle in Jerusalem, read “Death to Christians”