African Who Attacked Church Deported from Italy: “I’m a Muslim, It’s My Duty to Destroy Christian Symbols”

Diversity Macht Frei
June 24, 2017

The 25-year-old Gambian who, on 2 January, damaged a shrine containing the statue of the Madonna in the external courtyeard of the Parish of the Madonna of the Rosary and set fire to a crib has been expelled from Italy. He justified his act by reference to his Muslim faith.


When he was caught trying to flee the scene, he said it was his duty as a Muslim to destroy Christian symbols. Since the incident took place in January and he has now been expelled, this means he has served almost no prison time for the offences of fire-raising, property damage and violently resisting arrest. And he’ll probably be on the next boat back.

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