Church Funeral Disrupted by Man Shouting Koran Verses and Calling Mourners "Infidels"
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Islamist | Private
Tags: Freedom of Religion | Insult or Incitement | Hate Crime
Pastor Wilfried Römischer first attempted to reason with the man by saying he wanted to hear what he had to say, but only after the service. When the man persisted in disrupting the funeral, the police were called.
According to the Pastor, the man did not use physical violence, but the disturbance of the funeral service was devastating to the mourners.
Reports indicate that there were no signs of drug or alcohol consumption, not was the man referred for psychiatric evaluation.