The day after the discovery of Islamophobic tags in Rennes, anti-Semitic tags were discovered on April 12 at Sciences Po Paris. The Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, strongly condemned the act.
On April 12, anti-Semitic tags were discovered on the pediment of the Sciences Po school located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. The management condemned this “odious and cowardly” act, specifying that a complaint was in progress. Among these inscriptions painted with the black color spray: “Death to Israel” and “School of kouffar” (meaning “disbeliever” in Arabic) as well as a Star of David crossed out.
On Twitter, the Union of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) denounced “violent and anti-Semitic” tags specifying that the University and its values were once again under attack. The association also indicated in a press release that these “hateful” tags threatened students and attempted to “sow terror at Sciences Po, emblematic school of the French Republic”. The UEJF also announced to file a complaint “for racial insult and incitement to racial hatred”.
Violent and anti-Semitic taggs were discovered this morning outside @political science.
This time again the University and its values are under attack
We file a complaint of insult & provocation to racial hatred and wait until all measures are taken to find the perpetrators pic.twitter.com/DqGLZ5hRv9
– UEJF (@uejf) April 12, 2021
Reacting on Twitter, the Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, declared to condemn with “the greatest firmness the anti-Semitic tags committed on the walls of Sciences Po Paris this morning”, adding that hatred had “no place in our Republic ”and that everything will be done to“ identify and prosecute those responsible ”.
I strongly condemn the anti-Semitic tags committed on the walls of Sciences Po Paris this morning. Hatred has no place in our Republic. Everything will be done to identify and prosecute those responsible.
– Frédérique Vidal (@VidalFrederique) April 12, 2021
This new tagging affair follows that of Rennes where tags, this time of an Islamophobic nature, were discovered on April 11 on the walls and windows of the Islamic cultural center Avicenna. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, went there and a police investigation is still underway to find their perpetrators.