Munich, Germany – Man Shouting Allahu Akbar Throws Fireworks into Easter Service…24 Injured

By Faye Higbee

The night before Easter, St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Munich was crowded and filled with celebrants. Until a man ran into the sanctuary screaming “allahu akbar” and pitched fireworks into the crowd. At least 24 people were injured in the ensuing stampede.

St Paul’s Church – Wikimedia

The people panicked and stampeded out of the cathedral. The man used fireworks to create the chaos, and was arrested by German police. Authorities are saying that the man was “drunk.”

“Looked up some local news media in #Munich in #Germany, and they say it was a confused man with lots amounts of alcohol in his blood system, carrying out this coward attempt to fear people inside the St.Paul church.” Sotiri Dimpinoudis, Freelance Greek Journalist from Belgium

St. Paul’s cathedral is located in the Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt quarter of Munich. It was built in the same Gothic style as Notre Dame, only it was built much later, 1892-1906. In WWII, it was heavily damaged by allied air raids, and even as late as 1960, a plane crashed into the 318 foot steeple.

American media did not cover the incident, but it is clear from this that churchgoers in America need to be wary and paying attention. Catholic churches are easy targets, as are smaller ones and even house churches.

Police are seen hauling off the suspect in the incident at St. Paul’s church in Munich