Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Muslim Interrupts Mass in Augsburg Shouting "Allu Akbar"
A Lectoress in Dillinger Studienkirche (Diocese of Augsburg) had to interrupt the reading briefly - church service visitors afterwards said that they had been frightened.
Dillingen (kath.net) In the Dillingen Studienkirche (diocese of Augsburg) there was a disturbance last Sunday during the Sunday Mass. According to the police, a man shouted out during the first reading with slogans like "Convert to Allah" and with spread arms "Allahu akbar" (God is great). This was reported by the "Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung". The lectoress had to interrupt the reading briefly. According to the newspaper, various faithful said afterwards that they felt frightened. The sacristan and two other men led the non-violent man out of the Church and informed the police. They took the 38-year-old Turkish man in the county temporarily and brought him to a hospital because of mental disturbances. It is still unclear whether the pastor will report the incident.
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According to the Augsburger Allgemeine, last September, the 38-year-old had already damaged several costly statues in a different church, and he also kicked several cars outside. The man was temporarily arrested and then sent to the hospital.
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