Arson damages Muslim prayer room in Corsica

France’s interior ministry said ‘racist’ inscriptions were found on the front of the building housing the prayer room in Ajaccio after it was damaged in the early morning fire. (What ‘race’ is Islam?)

SKY NEWS  A ministry statement says an arsonist has partially destroyed a Muslim prayer room in the Mediterranean island of Corsica’s capital city.

French Muslim leaders have voiced fear of renewed stigmatization following March attacks that killed seven people in southern France by a Muslim terrorist who claimed al-Qaida links. Mohamed Merah was shot dead by police.

Rivals of conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy in presidential elections starting April 22 claim a recent sweep of terror suspects is an electoral ploy.