Australia: Anti-Muslim protestors disrupt church service

By Gavin Drake
Posted Aug 15, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of anti-Islam protestors dressed as Muslims and interrupted a church service in New South Wales, Australia, on Aug. 14. The group, from the far-right Party for Freedom movement, walked into Gosford Anglican Church as the rector, the Rev. Rod Bower, was delivering a sermon. They played Quranic verses through a bullhorn and mocked Islamic prayers while shouting anti-Islamic slogans.

“I think one of the most awful things was that we had some asylum seekers who fled an oppressive Muslim regime in the congregation this morning,” the church later said on its Facebook page. “They thought they were going to be blown up. They were beside themselves with stress and were so traumatized. That was terrible to see.”

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