A Muslim leader called Wednesday for surveillance cameras to be installed at every mosque in France following the latest in a series of attacks on Islamic places of worship.

A mosque in Limoges in the centre of the country had excrement smeared on its doors overnight in an incident that reflects a growing trend, according to Abdallah Zekri, who chairs an Islamophobia Observatory set up by France's Muslim Council.

"It is time that town councils took this problem seriously and started putting cameras in front of mosques, as is already the case for synagogues," Zekri said.

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