Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 2010 case(s):

Facebook Page Encourages Arson in Churches

A Spanish Facebook page encourages church arson by using the anarchistic slogan “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns” (“La única iglesia que ilumina es la que arde”). The Facebook page's profile picture is a burning church. Read more ...

Three Churches Discovered Vandalized in Three Days

Unknown perpetrators broke windows and doors, damaged the altar and scattered objects in church of Santa Maria de Vallvidrera. Nothing was stolen. The parish of Sant Ildefons and the Hermitage of Santa Margarida were vandalized with graffiti, the former stating “the only church that illuminates is one that burns” and the latter “neither God nor country, nor King” (“la única iglesia que ilumina es la que arde” and “ni Dios, ni patria, ni Rey”). In the hermitage of Santa Margarida the assailants also vandalized the interior by destroying vases, candle holders and other decorative items. Read more ...

Defenders of Public Cross Receive Threats

Residents of Callosa de Segura oppose the City Council's decision to remove a cross next to the parish church entrance and have taken turns guarding it to prevent its removal. In response, they have become the target of threatening graffiti. On May 1st, graffiti appeared with a message was aimed at the spokesman of the PP parliamentary group Javier Perez: “Javier Perez is dead” (“Javier Perez estas muerto”) and the second read: “A bomb to the cross” (“Una bomba a la cruz”). On May 17, a high court dismissed Perez's appeal to stop the removal of the cross but the case could still go to the supreme court. Read more ...

Burning Cross Painted on Convent of Cloistered Nuns

The façade of the church of Santa Magdalena at the convent was vandalized with graffiti of an inverted and burning cross. The Palma Police's Hate Crimes Unit took charge of the investigation and said it appeared the purpose of the graffiti was to try to intimidate the Christian community, particularly the religious women who live in the cloistered convent. Evidence seems to indicate that the graffiti was the work an extreme Leftist group. Read more ...

ISIS Supporter Jailed

The ISIS supporter Akeem Samuels has been sentenced to jail for four years by a court in the United Kingdom. Akeem Samuels posted videos on Instagram where he encouraged terror attacks on Christians. Read more ...

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