Mockery of Crown of Thorns by Spanish Politicians

Country: Spain

Date of incident: December 1, 2005

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Political



A group of Catalan politicians joked about the Passion of Christ in an Official Visit to Israel by taking photographs with a crown of thorns.

On the 20th April 2005 a group of Catalan politicians in an Official Visit to Israel joked about the Passion of Christ while one of them placed a Crown of Thorns over his head while other members of the committee took photographs and made sarcastic commentaries. The case was submitted to the Catalan Supreme Court, that later on decided not to carry on with the legal process due to the fact that “the photographs where made with a Crown of Thorns sold as a souvenir”.

Source: 
http://www.libertaddigital.com:83/historico/2005/05/20/