Man Sentenced to Prison for Terrorist Threats against Reims Cathedral

Country: France

Date of incident: August 28, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private


On the night of the 21st of July 2018 after the light show "Rêve de Couleurs," on the facade of the cathedral, a drunk individual shouted "Allahu Akbar! Long live Daech! I will butcher you!" at all the people he met in front of the cathedral. He further threatened: "I'm going to attack! I'm going to blow up the cathedral!" A passerby who tried to interfere was slapped. The perpetrator has been identified as 19-year-old Tony Brébant from Reims who recently converted to Islam. He was sentenced to fourteen months in prison on the 28th of August 2018.

Sources: L'Union here and hereBreizh-Info and christianophobie.fr 
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