Jihadists may not have set the fire, but they’re certainly celebrating it. Many Muslims believe that the ruins and destruction of non-Muslim structures testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Qur’an suggests 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.” (3:137)
A whole lot of people with Arab names are finding the historic Notre Dame ablaze very funny.
Twitter user Damien Rieu posted a video showing the amount of people responding to a video of the Paris church with a “laughing” face emoji.
— Damien Rieu (@DamienRieu) April 15, 2019
A sampling of the Facebook users taking delight in the tragedy…see if you notice anything in common:
- Wahid Hadji
- Oubbad Jsk
- Yusuf Mohammedzai
- Hessam Massa
- Mohamed Hiadi
- Mohamed Bensalem
- Alaa Atfeh
- Raidh Khaled
- Ammar Sofiane
- Abdelhakim Noui Oua
- Mohamed Amin
You get the picture.
Witnesses say the fire broke out at the 850-year-old cathedral earlier today.
The roof and spire have collapsed and officials believe “nothing will remain”.
Rieu posted other examples of Muslims cheering the demise of the Christian relic during Holy Week.
“Allah est grand,” Mohamed Mouara commented at the sight.