Muslims like to tell Christians that they, too, recognize Jesus as one of the prophets. They don’t usually mention, however, the little differences between their understanding of Jesus and standard Christian beliefs:
|1.||The Muslim Jesus (Isa) was not the son of God.|
|2.||He did not die on the cross.|
|3.||At the End of Days, the Muslim Isa will return to break the cross and kill all Christians who do not convert to Islam.|
In light of the above, the following incident from Austria makes complete sense from an Islamic point of view. The “mentally ill” African desecrating a crucifix was simply a devout Muslim carrying out the will of Allah by anticipating the future actions of the returned Isa.
On the afternoon of May 8, youths witnessed a black man near a school in front of the ministry in St. Marein, Austria, who tried to push over the large Jesus Cross. When he did not succeed, he tore wind organ pipes from their anchor and beat the cross with them. The man, whom police later identified as a “37-year old from the district of Weiz” (Steiermark), also damaged several flower pots and smashed both wings of the glass door of the ministry, before the officers were able to detain the raging man. Damage is estimated at around €15,000. The authorities’ diagnosis: “mentally ill”. The presumably Koran-damaged man was, just like countless other allegedly mentally ill people, admitted to a hospital. File under ‘Colourful Republic’.
Concerning the video, the translator notes:
No need for subtitles. The kids who recorded this video are just commenting: “Dude, what’s he doing?”