There is no telling who is behind these two incidents, which as far as I know have no connection to each other. Still, they share one striking element: the hand as well as the head of each statue was cut off. The CBS story about the incident in Waltham notes this. The story about the incident in Bühl doesn’t mention it, but it’s clear from the photo of the defaced statue. Is it possible, just possible, that this had something to do with this Qur’an passage? “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.” (8:12)
After all, the people who believe that passage about cutting off heads and fingertips is holy writ also believe that Christianity is a false religion and that they are commanded to fight unbelievers so that Allah may punish them by the hands of the believers (cf. Qur’an 9:14-15). They are also likely familiar with the Qur’an’s suggestion that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth: “Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.” (Qur’an 3:137) The ruins of non-Muslim civilizations thus bear witness to the truth of Islam. What ensues from that idea? The creation of more ruins.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence. But large numbers of people who believe these things have entered both the U.S. and Germany in recent years. However, given the political situation and the state of the establishment media in both countries, we will likely never know for sure.
Officers of the Bühl police station are looking for the owner of a statue that was found on Monday afternoon in front of a property in Hauptstrasse. According to Christian belief, the damaged sculpture should represent Joseph. How it got there and where it came from is still unclear….
“Statue Of Jesus At Waltham Church Beheaded,” by Mike LaCrosse, CBS, May 5, 2021:
WALTHAM (CBS) – A statue of Jesus outside St. Charles Chapel on the south side of Waltham was beheaded over the weekend.
“It pains me to see any attack on the faith, on the religion of any believers or any church or religion,” Pastor Michael Nolan.
A hand on the statue was also knocked off.
Pastor Michael Nolan is hoping the damage was just an accident.
Either way, he’d like to see someone come forward if they have any information.
“So we’re hoping that if someone did this intentionally, they can come get help and they won’t do it again to another church or any religious institution or place,” said Father Nolan….
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