Molotov Cocktail Found in Church Days after Threatening Graffiti Sprayed on Facade

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 6, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups / Private

On March 6th, a Molotov cocktail was found placed on the ledge of a window in the apse of the central parish San Miguel in Córdoba. The paper wick in the bottle had had been lit, but fortunately did not combust with the explosive materials inside.

A few days earlier, the church facade had been tagged with the phrase "you are going to burn" ("vais a arder"). Forensic police investigated whether the two incidents were connected. 

According to the Centro Jurídico Tomás Moro, the church has been the victim of similar graffiti vandalism for more than 7 years. 

Source: Centro Jurídico Tomás Moro

Photo: By Rafaelji (Cordobapedia) CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons