Mosque in Scotland sprayed with racist graffiti

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Scotland Police are investigating a racist attack on Elgin Mosque yesterday.

The building on the corner of South Street and Gordon Street has been spray painted with swastikas as well as misspelt insults. 

A spokesman said: "We would just like to inform you that the Elgin Mosque was subject to a vile act of vandalism with racist graffiti on the windows, front wall and the mosque’s sign.

"This occurred on Monday either afternoon or early evening. Worshippers were shocked to see such hateful act as they were going into the mosque in this holy month of Ramadan to offer their evening prayers.

"The police has been to the mosque and are looking into the matter."

In response to the attack, Richard Lochhead issued a statement:

The MSP said: "I was disgusted and saddened to hear of the vandalism at Elgin Mosque last night just around the corner from my own office.

"This is an abhorrent attack on our local Muslim community in this the month of Ramadan and it is more important than ever that we all stand together and speak out against such senseless and racist vandalism.