December 19, 2016
Deus Vult: The rallying cry of a generation of disenfranchised heterosexual white men.
Anti-Islamic graffiti has been sprayed on a mosque in North Lanarkshire.
The words “Saracen Go Home” and the term “Deus Vult”, translated from Latin as “God Willing”, were painted on two walls of the mosque in Cumbernauld.
The attack, being treated as a hate crime, happened sometime between 21:00 on Friday and 07:30 on Saturday.
Mosque leaders described the incident as “unusual” and said people were “very worried” by it. The graffiti has been reported to police.
Azhar Din, a trustee of The Islamic Education Trust Cumbernauld, which runs the mosque, said, “The graffiti wasn’t there when people left after late prayers at the mosque around nine o’clock last night.
“It was discovered when the first people arrived for morning prayers at about half past seven this morning.
“It has been reported to the police. This is very unusual to have this kind of thing in Cumbernauld and people are very worried by it.”