Premier denounces vandalism at mosque
Premier Pauline Marois is denouncing vandalism at a Quebec mosque that was splashed over the weekend with what may have been pig's blood.
The attack came amid Quebec's heated debate over the government's controversial proposal to prevent public employees in the workplace from wearing religious symbols like the Muslim hijab.
Marois told reporters in Montreal today that the attack on the mosque in the Saguenay region was unacceptable.
She says Quebec is a place where people are capable of respecting diversity.
A letter filled with anti-Islamic rhetoric was also sent to the mosque and to a local, French-language CBC station in the city nearly 500 kilometres northeast of Montreal.
The letter also states that the red liquid splattered outside the building was pig's blood.
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