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Vandalism

Vandalism A defileed mosque in the city of Brno.

Most such cases were anti-Semitic. In 2011, there were 5 incidents, in 2012 - 6, in 2013 - 3, in 2014 - 6. In addition, one case of vandalism against the Islamic religious institutions was reported in 2013. In Brno during the night of the 19th of December someone had left a pile of pig bones in front of the mosque. The vandal hung a piece of pork on the doorknob. Those who committed the act obviously wanted to offend Muslims, whose religion strictly forbids eating pork. This is not the first attack on a mosque on Videnska street in Brno. In the past, an unknown assailant has broken windows and doors, as well as painted its walls with paint from spray cans.

The following characteristic cases were recorded in 2014: Anti-Roma graffiti was found in Pribram on February 15, Ostrava and Pilsen on March 1.

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the walls of a New Jewish Cemetery in Prague on July 24.

On August 1, a swastika was found at a synagogue in Prague.

On August 22, pro-Palestinian leaflets appeared on the monuments of a Jewish cemetery in Teplice.

On August 22, anti-Semitic graffiti was drawn on a Jewish community building in the town of Mikulov. The inscription read, “Hitler did not manage to destroy Jews, but this time nobody will help them, including Golem.

On August 24, unidentified persons drew a Star of David with a swastika and wrote “Gaza” on rabbi’s mailbox in Prague.

In June, a swastika and symbols of the SS were found in Litvinov. Such type of vandalism is common in the Czech Republic.

Unfortunately, this level of vandalism is “traditional” for the Czech Republic - the exception was 2013, when there were only three such cases.

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