Man Shouted “Allahu Akbar" in the Cathedral of Cambrai

Country: France

Date of incident: March 25, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



Shortly before the Palm Sunday Mass in the cathedral Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, a unidentified man shouted “Allahu Akbar” into the microphone. When approached by a parishioner, he ran away. Notably, the incident happened two days after an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in southern France.

According to reports, the man was "visibly psychologically fragile" and looked "more marginal than dangerous."


Source: La Voix du Nord


Photo: Interior of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Grâce de Cambrai by  Velvet, CC BY-SA 4