Church Desecrated in Crete
Date of incident: December 18, 2016
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Islamist / Private
Unknown perpetrators entered the Orthodox church of the Archangel Michael near Lagoliou, set sacred books on fire in the sanctuary, and sprayed "Allah is great" in Arabic on the walls.The Church of Archangel Michael is an important pilgrimage destination for Orthodox Greeks. Police are investigating.