Corsican Mob Damage Muslim Prayer Room In France On Christmas Day

| December 26 , 2015 , 17:06 IST
[caption id="attachment_164735" align="aligncenter" width="700"]muslim prayer room damaged by corsican mob The devastated prayer room damaged by Corsican mob.[/caption] A crowd vandalised a Muslim prayer room in Corsica a day after an ambush left firefighters injured on the French island. The region's top police official was on the tense scene at a housing project last evening. The violence began Thursday night, when firefighters responding to an emergency call were ambushed in Ajaccio, according to the local France 3 television. Yesterday a gathering that started as a show of support for the injured emergency officials turned violent, and some in the crowd vandalised a prayer room. France's prime minister, Manuel Valls, yesterday called for respect for French law after "the intolerable aggression toward firefighters and unacceptable profanation of a Muslim place of prayer."