Three Churches in Indiana Vandalized with Islamic Threats
“We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” — Qur’an 3:151
Radical Islamists are here. They are in our neighborhoods. They feel empowered because of our government’s refusal to acknowledge that Islam advances by terror and the threat of terror. It is not a religion of peace as this cleric’s comments and demeanor indicate:
“British Muslim activist Anjam Choudary appeared on CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ Sunday morning [August 31], and while host Brian Stelter seemed as if he was working hard to give the cleric a fair shake, the veteran journalist couldn’t help but get exasperated as Choudary steadfastly defended his radical Islamic ideology — and joked about 9/11.”
They are no longer hiding behind the “religion of peace” façade. They are telling us what they really believe and daring us to stop them counting on the assumption that we won’t.
Police in Columbus, Indiana, are investigating three acts of vandalism against local churches that unfolded Saturday night — a series of crimes that constitute an apparent first in the city.
But it’s the messages that were spray painted on the buildings that have some wondering if the acts were pranks or part of a more serious and pointed effort to deliver a message to Christian leaders and parishioners, according to WTHR-TV.
Consider the message painted on Saint Bartholomew’s Catholic Church. It read, “Infidels!” and included a Koranic reference: “Qur’an 3:151.”
That verse reads, “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.”
What those responsible for the acts were trying to convey is currently unclear.
“It’s certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the fire,” Father Doug Marcotte, a faith leader at the church, told WTHR-TV.
Similar messages were also found at Lakeview Church of Christ and East Columbus Christian Church.
Marcotte said the motivation for the graffiti is unclear, but the fact that these messages were posted only on Christian churches — houses of worship that were not necessarily near one another — has caused additional concern and confusion.
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