Man Arrested in France for Desecrating Church with Islamic Qur’an Verses
A 25-year-old male is believed to be connected to the vandalism
A man has been arrested in the French city of Toulouse after a church was desecrated with verses from the Islamic Qur’an that were written on the walls of the church.
The vandalism was reported to have occurred several months prior in a church just north of Toulouse.
A 25-year-old male is believed to be connected to the vandalism, according to France Bleu.
Officers from the elite tactical National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) are believed to have raided the home of the 25-year-old on Monday.
Officers forced themselves into the man’s apartment by knocking down the door.
The man did not resist arrest and was placed into custody.
Just month prior, another church in Toulouse, the Notre-Dame du Taur, was vandalized by an individual who wrote “Allah u Akbar” on the doors of the building.
A group that aims to protect churches and holy sites in France, Protège ton église (Protect Your Church) wrote:
“This desecration is reminiscent of the place of Islamism in the acts of Christianophobes and the danger that this phenomenon represents for our churches and Christians around the world."
"France remembers Father Hamel murdered with this cry.”
In July 2016, Jihadists murdered Father Jaques Hamel in his own church.
Pope Francis later declared the Catholic priest a martyr.
Earlier this month, Neon Nettle reported a record number of attacks on Christian sites across Europe suffered vandalism throughout 2019, including looting, or damage.
The sites, which included churches, schools, cemeteries, and monuments compiled of a range of attacks such as arson, defecation, desecration, looting, mockery, Satanism, theft, urination, and vandalism.
Ellen Fantini, the director of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, told Breitbart News:
“Sadly, 2019 was punctuated by increasing incidents of desecration and vandalism of churches around Europe, along with the 2019 fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which captured worldwide attention.'
“In most instances the perpetrators of these acts were unidentified, but the Observatory has documented that churches and other symbols of Christianity in Europe are targets for many groups — from Islamists to radical feminists, LGBT activists to anarchists and self-proclaimed Satanists,” Ms. Fantini added.