Church Funeral Disrupted by Man Shouting Koran Verses and Calling Mourners "Infidels"

Country: Germany

Date of incident: February 3, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private

A 33-year-old Muslim man from the western Balkans was charged with criminal interference with the exercise of religion after he interrupted a funeral service at the Christuskirche in Schnaittacher, shouting "I curse you and your religion."

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. Sources: Nord Bayern and Die Welt