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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.

  • Posted by: Salome - Apr. 11, 2012 7:00 AM ET USA

    Cue Cardinal Tauran: It's all because we don't understand Islam.