Nun Assaulted for "Being a Nun"

Country: Spain
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Intolerance towards Religious Symbols | Hate Crime

June 23, 2017: Sister Rosario of the Congregación de las Esclavas de la Inmaculada Niña de Granada in Spain on June 23, 2017. The assailant hit Sister Rosario in the face and said “this is for being a nun” (“esto por ser monja”). The assault caused Sister Rosario a broken nose and swollen face. Sister Rosario was not wearing her habit at the time but was recognized as a religious by the medal she wore. She was returning to the residence after having dropped children off at their school.

Sister Rosario has filed a complaint with the police and identified the assailant as a “young man of about 25 years.”

Sources: ABC and COPE (link to video interview)