I påsken ble en muslimsk bygning i den spanske byen Ceuta på kysten av Nord-Afrika, stukket i brann. Det er det andre angrepet på et islamsk gudshus på tre måneder.

Står anti-muslimer bak, eller er det fundamentalister som ikke liker lokale trosskikker, spør Guardian.

Although it was unclear yesterday whether those who burned the sanctuary were non-Muslims or fundamentalists opposed to the form of worship practised by local Muslims, it came amid reports of a growing number of attacks across Spain.

El País newspaper yesterday listed a number of mosques and other Muslim targets that have been ransacked, burned or had copies of the Qur’an set alight by intruders.

Police said that extreme rightwingers and skinhead groups were responsible for almost all the attacks.

«They want Spain to have the same sort of violent reaction that the Netherlands had after the murder of film director Theo van Gogh,» one police expert told El País. «Little by little they are creating an atmosphere for this to grow.»

Spain’s 800,000 Muslims, many of them immigrants from neighbouring Morocco, have some 600 mosques around the country.

Burning of sanctuary stokes fears of Islamophobia in Spain