Tunisia: fresco of saint vandalized, crosses smashed
April 11, 2012
An Islamist organization has demanded that an Orthodox priest convert to Islam or pay the jizya (protection tax imposed on non-Muslims), according to Tunisian media reports.
Feces was spread on the fresco of a saint at the Russian school adjacent to the church, and crosses have been smashed at a Christian cemetery in the city.
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Posted by: mamato085337 -
Apr. 12, 2012 7:35 AM ET USA
Thank you, Salome, for the hearty laughter.
Posted by: Alcuin -
Apr. 11, 2012 12:33 PM ET USA
It's not really *that* different in Seattle, Washington. http://www.kobi5.com/news/national-news/item/seattle-church-vandalized-easter-morning.html
Posted by: Salome -
Apr. 11, 2012 7:00 AM ET USA
Cue Cardinal Tauran: It's all because we don't understand Islam.