Feel the love. “Turkish church defaced with Islamist graffiti,” by Mehmet Ali Bulun for Hurriyet Daily News, July 14 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Police have started an investigation after a suspected group of people defaced the faÃ§ade of the 1,700-year-old Mor Jacob Syriac Orthodox Church in Nusaybin, in the southeastern province of Mardin, with pro-Islamic slogans.
The offenders allegedly defaced the stone walls of the church on Monday with various slogans, such as “Clear off, bastards,” “Clear off, Zionist dogs,” “Heretics, lay off,” and “Zionist powers, clear off,” in Turkish and, “Allah u Muhammed,” and “Prophet Muhammad, fight the infidels and hypocrites,” in Arabic.
The police will fingerprint the lid of a paint tin found on the ground at the site of the graffiti and will also fingerprint the wire fence surrounding the church, which is currently undergoing restoration.
Nusaybin Mayor AyÅŸe GÃ¶kkan and members of the town council also went to the church upon hearing of the vandalism, denouncing the act….