For instance in NOLA there is a specific group that has demanded the burning, gutting, demolition of St Louis Cathedral as well as the murder of the religious personnel associated with it....What can I say... Such nice people.
I am going to set up this topic as a place for ZS'ers to report this violence in their area. It may be part of a larger trend of such violence. It also may simply be 2020 weirdness.
These attacks seem to have ramped up not just in the US but Europe.
Here are a few:
https://www.newsweek.com/french-cathedr ... re-1518904
French Cathedral Volunteer Arrested on Suspicion of Arson in Church Fire
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Fir ... 425095.php
https://keyt.com/news/national-world/20 ... ri-church/A fire inside the sanctuary of a Delaware church was started by an act of arson, authorities said.
State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy Robert Fox said multiple fires were started inside Reach Church, in Glasgow, Monday night, news outlets reported.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/desecratio ... 1595451973
https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2 ... -vandalism
https://www.rt.com/usa/495006-chuch-ana ... s-vandals/
These stories do seem to show up in the foreign press but seem to get little attention anything except the local press.
Some seem to be directed at specific issues like this church arson in MS
https://abcnews.go.com/US/covid-related ... d=70807908
Some seem to driven by irrational hate:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/ma ... r-BB16DPGb
Shields told detectives what he did was “awesome,” and he smiled and laughed, the affidavit said. He told detectives he was “on a mission,” called himself “king”
Warning politics & pictures of hate at this link but it has a good list of recent attacks.(click at your own risk)
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News ... spx/281378