There is no telling who did this. It could have had nothing to do with Islam. Or, in light of the curious fact that the head and hands were severed, the perpetrators could have been Muslims acting upon this Qur’an verse: “When your Lord inspired to the angels, ‘I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.'” (Qur’an 8:12) Also, Muslims have committed similar vandalism in many churches worldwide.
Burlington, Massachusetts isn’t all that far from Worcester, where the illustrious Robert McManus is enthroned as Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester. McManus, in suppressing a planned talk at a Catholic conference on Muslim persecution of Christians, explained that “talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” So he is just the man for this job: he should travel to Burlington forthwith (as long as he doesn’t drive) and jump-start the local “dialogue” with Muslim leaders. If the perpetrators were indeed Muslims beheading and severing hands in accord with Qur’an 8:12, Holy McManus the Wonderworker will soon have them repairing the statue themselves! Such is the unstoppable power of “Muslim-Catholic dialogue”! Just look at all the Christians it has saved from persecution and all the churches it has preserved from destruction? What? It hasn’t saved a single Christian or a single church? Shhhh, you Islamophobe!
“Vandals Behead Statues at Church In Massachusetts; No Arrests Made,” by T. Grant Benson, Breaking911, March 29, 2016 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
MASSACHUSETTS, BURLINGTON — Police Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating the disturbing vandalism of three religious statues at a local Catholic church.
Burlington Police responded Tuesday morning to St. Margaret Parish, located at 111 Winn St. for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival, Detective Thomas Carlson and Detective Albert Gagne noted that three religious statues had been vandalized.
Two statues, which sit at the top of a hill on the property, had their hands severed and multiple sets of rosary beads removed and scattered on the ground. The third statue, located near the rectory and depicting the Virgin Mary, had its head severed and both hands removed.
The detectives are now engaged in an active and ongoing investigation….
If anyone has any information on the vandalism or saw anything suspicious at the church, they are urged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 781-272-1212.