Germany: 17th-century painting of Jesus slashed across the throat with a knife; QURAN STYLE
BY ROBERT SPENCER
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
Unknown persons have cut up and scratched centuries-old paintings in Hamburg’s main churches of St. Peter and St. James in the city center. Striking: Jesus’ throat was slit with a knife, slaughtered, so to speak…
Presumably, the perpetrators this time are not the doomsday lunatics of the climate-glue terrorists, since the paintings were not soiled with tomato sauce, but brutally slashed open with a pointed object, probably a knife. Previously unknown between May 26th and 31st. In the Hamburg main churches of St. Peter and St. James in the city center, centuries-old paintings were cut up and scratched.
Seven paintings were damaged in St. Peter’s Church alone. These include the famous work “Christ as a Man of Sorrows” by Master Francke, created around 1435, a copy of which hangs in the church. According to Bild, the priceless original has been in the Hamburger Kunsthalle since 1924. The painting “The Nativity” by Gottfried Libalt (1649) is different. A deep scratch runs across the neck of the baby Jesus.
Horror in two Hamburg old town churches: Oh God, they cut Jesus’ throat. The police are investigating. https://t.co/AZaEW3WBPh #Hamburg #Kirche @DPolGHH @BZ_NachtFloh @EKD pic.twitter.com/rvNvwatwgB
— Marco Zitzow (@MarcoZitzow) June 1, 2023
The damage will probably run into the tens of thousands. Sexton Martin Meier estimates the restoration costs at 50,000 to 80,000 euros. Meier is deeply shocked and laments: “We help everyone here, we have social projects. Such acts endanger our work, we must then close our church. I am deeply angry and frightened.” Obviously the churchman has now realized how close the impact has come. Because: Church desecrations have been increasing in the best Germany we’ve ever had for years. Saints are spat on, crosses desecrated, people urinate in holy water fonts. As in Nordhausen in Thuringia. There, a 25-year-old Afghan “refugee” smashed into a crucifix that had been rescued from the rubble after the bombing of Nordhausen in World War II. Just one case out of thousands to which the churches with an affinity to Islam remain silent.
Islamic hatred of Christian values is not limited to Germany, but is just as vehemently concealed in other European countries that are “enriched” by Muslims. For example, the arson in the cathedral of Nantes, which briefly sparked a debate about a silent Kulturkampf and revealed the extent to which attacks on Christian symbols were spreading in Central Europe. Churches, chapels, cemeteries, even crosses on mountain peaks are attacked by Muslims.