As reported by Jim Hoft on Sunday (Gateway Pundit, January 18, 2015), and cited by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf HERE.
Muslims traditionally have a devotion to the Blessed Mother and believe in the Virgin birth of Jesus. What was it that led them to override this traditional devotion here?
Raymond Ibrahim reports:
A man was kneeling in prayer before the statue of the revered Madonna, with the photograph of a loved one in hand, in the small chapel of St. Barnabas in Perugia (Italy), when he was attacked by five “immigrants.”
The first thing they did was rip the photo from his hands.
Next they unleashed their hatred against the image of the Virgin Mary. They broke the statue to pieces and then urinated on it.
The incident has caused a stir among locals. Some have lambasted Pope Francis who is accused of appeasing immigrants—mostly Muslims—to wild extremes. [Fr. Z's emphasis] Earlier he had said that “Migrants, through their own humanity, cultural values, expand the sense of human brotherhood.”