Apr 22 2014
FRANCE: Muslim enters church during Easter mass, lays out his prayer rug and starts reciting quranic verses
The worshippers present at the scene were dumbfounded. In a collegiate church full to bursting, a man wearing Muslim garb and headgear came to pray on his prayer rug which he placed to the the left of the altar, while the Easter mass was underway.
leprogres.fr via DMF The man read verses from the quran before writing some lines in Arabic in the parish register. After having caused disruption for the first time during the mass on Palm Sunday one week ago in la Bedugue then in the collegiate church, some worshippers had warned the police.
A team came to ask him to leave the premises. The deputy commissioner, who had been notified of this disruption to public order, insisted on specifying: “We don’t need to generalise. This inappropriate attitude comes from an individual who is clearly disturbed.”
But based on a photograph (below) of the parish register where the Muslim infiltrator wrote in Arabic, he wasn’t “mad” at all, as he wrote carefully in Moroccan-style calligraphy an extract from Sura 112 of the quran which warns explicitly against Christ’s claim that God was his father:
“In the name of God, the all-merciful, the Merciful,” Say : “He is God, He is One, God of bliss, Who does not beget nor was begotten, Which nothing can equal”