If, however, this attacker was a Muslim, as he is identified in the title of the YouTube video, he would have ample reason for his attack without being mentally ill at all. The Qur’an says that Jesus was not actually crucified (4:157), and a hadith has Muhammad predicting that Jesus will return at the end of the world and break the cross, as it is an insult to Allah’s power to say that he would have allowed one of his prophets to be crucified:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary [Jesus] will shortly descend amongst you people [Muslims] as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya [a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the protection, of the Muslim government]. Then there will be abundance of money and nobody will accept charitable gifts. (Bukhari 3.34.425)Muslims have sometimes taken this to mean not just that crosses will be destroyed in the end time,s but that they should be now. In Spain in 2015, Muslims broke into a church, spray-painted “Allah” on wall, and destroyed the crucifix. In Pakistan in 2014, Muslims destroyed a church that was under construction, and desecrated the cross. When the Islamic State occupied Mosul, it made destruction of all crosses in the city a top priority.
Islam is not a race and there are Muslims from all races, but Europe is busy bringing in huge numbers of Muslim “refugees,” among whom are knowable numbers of jihadis. Many of these will be “dark-skinned men” who consider the cross to be an offense to Allah, and the crucifix nothing more than an idol. Some of these will think that they can please Allah by destroying such abominations.
“VIDEO from the Stmk! Man beats brutally on cross of Jesus,” translated from “VIDEO aus der Stmk! Mann schlägt brutal auf Jesuskreuz ein,” Wochen Blick, May 9, 2017:
A video posted on Facebook shows the horror: in the video, a man with a wooden stick strikes a cross of Jesus cross, repeatedly and unrestrained.
The recording is supposed to have been recorded on Tuesday “in St. Marein near Graz before the NMS and Volksschule after Schulende,” according to the Facebook user who published the video!
Nationality still unknown
Many users think that in the video a dark-skinned man can be recognized. The background of his citizenship and nationality are not yet known.
“What do you think?,” asks the user. Facebook users are shocked; the woman’s video has already been shared over 1,000 times. According to reports from the newspaper, “Unser Tirol 24” is a 37-year-old.
Property damage well over 15,000 euros
“The 37-year-old from the Weiz district snapped at the parsonage of St. Marein. He tore several artistically designed windows from the anchoring and thereby damaged several flower pots. Then he struck a cross and Jesus figure with a wooden stick and destroyed it. Then he smashed the two glass doors of the rectory with one of the organ pipes,” the newspaper reports.
The detectives, who had been informed by witnesses, subdued the apparently insane man and seized him. He was taken to a hospital. The property damage is currently estimated at well over 15,000 euros….