A man, former RN candidate in the departmental elections, admitted to having tagged Lorraine crosses on three mosques in the Doubs in November and was placed under judicial supervision before his trial in February, the public prosecutor said on Thursday January 13. from Besancon.
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, having 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 whose house a copy of “Mein Kampf” was found but who assures us “not to adhere to the ideas” of Hitler, 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 the party at the end of 2021 which he considered “too lax”.