Muslim graves in Newport cemetery desecrated by racist vandals

Newport cemetery graffiti

Muslim graves at a Newport cemetery have been desecrated with racist graffiti.

The vandals used white paint to write “Lee Rigby murder”, “white power” and drew swastikas on four gravestones at Christchurch Cemetery. They also wrote the initials of the British National Party (BNP), the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the National Front (NF).

People visiting nearby graves spoke of their disgust and shock at seeing the painted messages, which were still wet this morning.

South Wales Argus, 30 June 2013

Update:  See “Newport Muslim leader’s plea for calm after grave daubing”, South Wales Argus, 2 July 2013