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ICC Note: Earlier this month, a young Moroccan man stormed into a Catholic wedding in Spain. Wedding guests report that the man cried out, “Allahu Ahkbar” before throwing objects at the priest. Thankfully, several of the groomsmen were able to back the attacker into a corner and detain him until police arrived and the wedding could proceed.

By Sarah Oladokun

06/06/2017 Spain (Christian Today) – A man has been taking into custody and is awaiting court after shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’ at a Spanish wedding.

Last Saturday, the 22-year-old Moroccan man, who has not yet been named, interrupted a Catholic wedding cermony which was being held in Valladolid, Spain. Witnesses say that he ran inside and shouted ‘Allahu Ahkbar’ which means ‘Allah is Great’ and tried to throw liturgical objects around him to attack the priest and churchgoers.

The ceremony was put on hold for around 20 minutes as several groosmen stumbled across the altar trying tried to chase the man out of the wedding. They eventually chased the man into a corner of the church and held him outside until police had arrived.

The young man, a student living in Valladolid, was arrested by police at the scene and will be charged for ‘disturbing public order, crime against religious feelings and threats.’

A national police source told ABC that he was not armed during the incident, however he had a history of disorderly conduct. PJ Media is among the outlets that reported the incident.

The priest who officiated the wedding in front of about 100 guests told Inversion y Finanzas that the incident started when a ‘group of young troublemakers’ started making noise at the back of the church.

‘Suddenly, someone started to shout and charged at the altar.


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