The “mental illness” that has been afflicting France lately now spreads to Italy. Symptoms include screaming Islamic phrases and attacking Infidels or, in this case, and Infidel house of worship. I look forward to the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to list and classify this particular mental illness, and explain its etiology.
“Screaming phrases from the Koran, Moroccan devastates a church in Trentino,” Secolo d’Italia (translated), January 2, 2015:
Mumbling phrases of the Koran in Arabic, a Moroccan threw to the ground and severely damaged five statues of artistic value and other furniture and religious objects in a church in Trentino. The devastation took place Thursday afternoon in the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cles (Trento); the perpetrator was a 67-year-old Moroccan who was arrested by the police. The alarm was raised by a woman who saw the man mumbling phrases in Arabic and entering and leaving the church, where the Mass had been celebrated and at the time of his action was empty. The Moroccan acted in a few minutes, using an iron rod and throwing to the ground the statue of the Madonna and Child, the Immaculate, those of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows and the statue of St. Joseph with the Child. On these statues he was relentless, using six solid silver candlesticks dating back to 1700. The candelabra had the papal bull of protection for those stolen or sold. The vandal has also targeted the marble altar and the baptistery, which shattered, two altars and a large painting of the Assumption. All damaged items are cataloged at the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Province of Trento.
Blocked by the police, the man was arrested on charges of aggravated damage. He will be tried in the Court of Trento. The Moroccan is a longtime resident in Trentino, and since last summer has lived in Cles. According to the police, his actions are connected to mental problems, and not to religious fanaticism. The man has for several months shown signs of anxiety, and already last month disturbed a religious function in the same parish church of Cles.
“Something of this kind we would have never imagined, the church devastated by a character who everyone thought dangerous and who is not new to attacks against our religion,” said a shocked witness at the site grandecocomero.com. The man in question had already stopped a religious function in November. “He had entered with a stick and started yelling verses of the Koran,” recounted a lady….