Islamic Graffiti Found On Planes In France
The words ‘Allah Akbar’ were found spray painted in Arabic on the outside of four planes at French airports on Saturday, raising security concerns in the wake of last month’s Paris terror attacks.
Four planes belonging to British carrier Easyjet and a plane from Spanish airline Vueling were found with the Islamic graffiti at two airports, according to police. Three of the jets had been defaced at Lyon airport in eastern France with two others sprayed at the Paris hub of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle.
It is believed the planes were defaced before the landed in France.
An additional Easyjet plane at Charles de Gaulle airport was found to have been vandalized on Tuesday, a day after it had arrived from Budapest.
Easyjet later said it had found a “small number” of its planes had been spray-painted with Islamic graffiti in the last two weeks since the Paris terrorist attacks. The company said it is working with authorities and is confident the incidents are nothing more than graffiti.