A man, a former RN candidate in the departmental elections, admitted to having tagged crosses of Lorraine in November on three mosques in the Doubs and was placed under judicial supervision before his trial in February, the public prosecutor said on Thursday (January 13). from Besançon.
Frontier worker, the 23-year-old man was brought before the Besançon prosecutor’s office on Wednesday and placed under judicial supervision. He will be tried on February 9 before the Besançon Criminal Court, said Etienne Manteaux.
“He recognized the facts”, that is to say to have inscribed crosses of Lorraine on these mosques located in Montlebon, Pontarlier and Besançon in November 2021, continued the prosecutor.
“Mosques are not France”
According to Etienne Manteaux, he explained that he believed that “the Muslim religion is not compatible with the values of France” and that “mosques are not France”.
The suspect, in whom a copy of “Mein Kampf” was found but who assures us “does not adhere to Hitler’s ideas”, claimed to have drawn a cross of Lorraine, a historical symbol of the Resistance and Gaullism, “to show that France is a strong country, ”according to the prosecutor.
Losing candidate of the RN in the departmental elections in the canton of Cluse-et-Mijoux, he left at the end of 2021 the party he considered “too lax”.