So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Friday, November 6, 2015

Church in Spain vandalized.

Various news sites [link1; link2] report a November 4th act of violence against a Spanish parish church:
ISLAMIC vandals were today being blamed for breaking into a church and spray-painting "Allah" on the walls and destroying holy objects. By TOM PARFITT. PUBLISHED: 00:00, Wed, Nov 4, 2015 | UPDATED: 12:41, Wed, Nov 4, 2015
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(V)andals were today being blamed for breaking into a church and spray-painting “Allah” on the walls and destroying holy objects.

Express | "Allah" spray painted on wall.


Express | broken altar crucifix

The attackers smashed wooden statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus on the cross during the shocking attack earlier this week.

Mirror | damaged statue of Mary

Mirror

They stormed the Church of Our Lady of Carmen (Diocese of Malaga) in the Spanish town of Rincon de la Victoria, Andalucia on Monday morning.
Spain’s Civil Guard has now launched a probe into the vandalism.
Last month a Moroccan man was arrested in the same town after allegedly trying to damage another statue of the Virgin Mary. [According to another source, the attack "is the second time in just over a month that Christian symbols in the town have been targeted by Islamic extremists."—quote source/link]
The 27-year-old repeatedly launched a large rock at a wall protecting the statue.
He is also said to have shouted the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” – meaning “God is great” – while being led away from the shrine by police… . [source link]
Gatestone Institute article on the "Andalusia Spring".

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