500 French Cemeteries Vandalized in France in Last Nine Months

November 2, 2010

Minister of the Interior of France, Brice Hortefeux, has announced that between the 1st of January and September 30th, 2010, almost 500 cemeteries have been vandalized across France. Hortefeux explained that 485 cemeteries and religious sites were vandalized, 410 of which were Christian sites, 40 of which were Muslim (of which 34 were mosques or prayer rooms and 6 were cemeteries) and 35 of which were Jewish.