Senegal is 97% Muslim.
The cross is an affront to Islam. The Qur’an claims that Jesus was not crucified, although in somewhat equivocal language for what is supposed to be the perfect word of an omniscient god:
“And because of their saying, We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the messenger of Allah, they did not kill him nor crucify him, but it seemed so to them, and indeed, those who disagree about this are in doubt about it, they have no knowledge of it except pursuit of a supposition, they did not kill him for certain.” (4:157)
And a hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).” (Bukhari 46.37.2476)
This means he will destroy Christianity (break the cross), force the Christians to obey the Islamic food laws (kill the pigs) and end the second-class dhimmi status (abolish the jizya) that Islamic law specifies for Christians, such that they will either have to convert to Islam or be killed.
“About thirty desecrated graves in the Saint-Louis cemetery, in Évreux,” translated from “Une trentaine de tombes dégradées au cimetière Saint-Louis, à Évreux,” Paris Normandie, March 10, 2023:
A man was arrested. He was caught desecrating graves in the Saint-Louis cemetery in Évreux.
Thirty graves in the Saint-Louis cemetery in Évreux were desecrated on Wednesday March 8, 2023. A 39-year-old man was arrested by the police.
It was just after 10:30 a.m. when the police intervened at the Saint-Louis cemetery in the city center, after witnesses reported several damages. The man in his thirties had just unscrewed, even torn off, crucifixes on around 30 tombstones.
The alleged perpetrator is a 39-year-old Senegalese national, homeless, in an irregular situation. He was arrested and taken into custody. The police could not hear the man in his thirties. His custody was lifted due to his mental health condition. The individual was hospitalized. He should be heard later, when his condition allows it.