BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- The Muslim Executive of Belgium (EMB) Monday
expressed dismay and condemnation of the desecration of a mosque in the city
of Charleroi, about 50 km from Brussels.
"To profane a place of worship regarded by Muslims as 'the house of Allah',
is unacceptable and unjustifiable," said the EMB in a statement.
The EMB is the official body that represents Muslims in Belgium regarding
their religious issues.
It urged the authorities to make every effort to trace the perpetrators of
these acts and bring them to justice.
The mosque situated in the suburb Marchienne-au-Pont of Charleroi is mainly
used by th Turkish community.
The EMB called on the Muslim community to exercise restraint and calm, and
avoid responding to the provocation.
A spokesman for EMB told KUNA that some unknown individuals painted the
head of a pig on a wall of the mosque on Saturday night.
This is the second time such an incident takes place in the same mosque in
recent months, noted the spokesman. (end)
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