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Statue of the Virgin Mary beheaded, Churches vandalised in ‘extremist’ attacks

By Pamela Geller


Destroying religious statues and icons is a righteous act under Islam.

“Churches vandalised and statue of the Virgin Mary beheaded in ‘extremist’ attacks,” By Chris Riches, Express, Jan 8, 2016:

DETECTIVES are hunting vandals who targeted two churches, beheading statues of Joseph and the Virgin Mary.

Twelve window panes at historic St Chad’s Church in the Lancashire town of Poulton-le-Fylde were smashed last week, just two months after they were repaired.

The vandals then turned on the church’s outdoor Nativity scene, decapitating a statue of the Virgin Mary and stealing the head.

Within 24 hours, churchgoers at Poulton Methodist Church were shocked to find their 3ft-tall outdoor Nativity statue of Joseph had also been beheaded.

The congregations of both churches fear the attacks may have been the work of anti-Christian extremists. Robert Sly, verger at St Chad’s, said: “It’s very disappointing especially because the windows had just been refurbished.

We wouldn’t like any building to be vandalised but obviously the church is a special place for us

Robert Sly, verger at St Chad’s

“We spent around £13,500 on them. We have no idea how much it will cost to repair the damage.

“The screen in front of our Nativity scene was smashed and the Virgin Mary had her head knocked off.

“Normally we don’t have problems with vandalism. We



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