🇿🇦 ☪️ 'Islamophobia to blame' for Cape Town mosque attacks

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Authorities in South Africa say Islamophobia fuelled two separate attacks on mosques in Cape Town, where Muslim centres of worship were broken into and defiled with pig's blood and a pig's snout.

The Western Cape provincial government said Monday's attack, in which the blood was found smeared over the walls of a mosque in Kalk Bay was linked to an earlier attack on a mosque in Simon's Town, some 15km away, where a pig's snout was left on the entrance gate.

Farid Sayed, the editor of Muslim Views, a national newspaper, said that while the attacks may be isolated in nature, they indicated a failure of some segments of post-apartheid South Africa to fully integrate.

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