A statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated in a small French village yesterday, the latest in a deluge of anti-Christian attacks in France which numbered almost 900 in 2018 alone.
The statue, located in the commune of Marlhes, was beheaded despite being made of cast iron with metal reinforcements.
According to a report by LeProgres, the vandals “had to be well equipped” to cause the damage. It had already been damaged last year as a result of a fire.
The local resident’s association has vowed to repair or replace the statue. The perpetrators have not been caught.
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A church in Berlin was damaged after unknown attackers pelted stones at the building while shouting “Allahu Akbar!”
Six individuals threw stones at the windows of the St. Simeon Church in Kreuzberg on Wednesday night. The stones “damaged the building” according to one report and the culprits fled the scene.
The attackers shouted “Allahu Akbar,” which means ‘God is great’ in Arabic throughout the incident.
An added irony is that the church in question declared itself to be a ‘refugee-friendly’ church in 2015, offering advice to migrants in Arabic.