STA, 2 May 2021 - Three Muslim graves at a cemetery in Domžale, 15 km north of Ljubljana, were desecrated on Saturday. An unknown perpetrator poured red fluid over the graves and put pieces of meat on them, media have reported. Police are investigating the incident, which has already been condemned by the Islamic community in Slovenia.
The Ljubljana police station told the media it had been informed of the incident at around 9am. After inspecting the scene, police are now collecting information related to the crime of public inciting of hatred, violence or intolerance.
(KRONIKA) Neznani storilec tri muslimanske grobove polil z neznano rdečo tekočino in na njih odložil kose mesa. Kaj so sporočili s policije? https://t.co/5Xv0UkEhfT— Večer (@vecer) May 1, 2021
The prosecution will be informed once the circumstances of the act are clarified.
The Islamic community in Slovenia was informed of the desecration by the families whose graves were affected. They said pieces of pork, which is forbidden for Muslims, had been placed on the graves.
The community condemned the desecration, saying it was an act of public inciting to hatred, violence and intolerance. It expects police to find the perpetrators and process them in line with the law.