Copenhagen area Muslim cemetery desecrated
The Local · 7 Jun 2015, 09:47
Published: 06 Jun 2015 12:49 GMT+02:00
Updated: 07 Jun 2015 09:47 GMT+02:00
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Later on Saturday, police said that they were giving the desecration top priority.
"We consider this to be political-religious vandalism and we are investigating it and giving it all the attention we can. It has been given high priority and so that this doesn't develop any further, we have put patrols in place at the Muslim cemetery," Inspector Bjarne Nisted from Copenhagen Vestegn Police told Politiken.
Nisted said that police believe that more than 50 graves were systematically destroyed and some were even urinated on. Although police no longer consider it to be just a prank, they have not yet found any definitive proof to indicate the reason behind the attack.
"We haven't found anything that indicates what kind of motive was behind it or who could be responsible for the destruction. On the other hand, it is unlikely that the location was chosen randomly and those who carried out the vandalism may have had their own crazy agenda," Nisted told Politiken.
Family members survey the damage on Saturday. The banner reads: "To the racists. We didn't get peace from you in our lives, let us have peace from you in our deaths!". Photo: Niels Ahlmann Olesen/Scanpix