3 Columbus Churches Vandalized with Graffiti Overnight

WTHR, September 1, 2014

Columbus Police said they’ve never had anything like it–three churches vandalized in the same night.

Someone spray painted them on the outside. It’s the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.

“It was just one word. It said ‘Infidels!’” Father Doug Marcotte said of what was spray painted on Saint Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Columbus overnight Saturday.

Parishioners saw that, along with the word “Qur’an 3:151” on their way into mass Sunday morning.

“It’s certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the fire,” explained Father Marcotte.

Specifically, that passage of the Qur’an reads: “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.”


Outside East Columbus Christian Church and Lakeview Church of Christ, members there found the same kind of graffiti Sunday morning.

“Is there somebody that really believes this that we’re all infidels so they felt the need to write it all over our church? “ asked Father Marcote. “Is this some sort of nasty prank? Is this someone that’s trying to incite people against Muslims? I mean I don’t know,” he added.


“There’s a lot of bad stuff being done in the name of Allah and so when people see this happening in Columbus, whether that was truly the person’s intent or there’s something else going on, It makes people nervous. It makes people upset. It makes them scared,” said Father Marcotte.

Columbus police would not comment on whether they had alerted federal authorities to the vandalism because of its nature. {snip}


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  • MekongDelta69

    The “Religion of Pieces” strikes again…

    • Magician

      I will gladly insult the religion of piss.

  • D.B. Cooper

    I’m guessing………. BLACK Muslims of the converted kind?

    • Whoopi Goldberg?

      • Magician

        Dayum you beat me to it pal

  • phorning

    “Is there somebody that really believes this that we’re all infidels so
    they felt the need to write it all over our church? “ asked Father

    Yes, Father Marcote, there are millions of people actually. They would gladly kill you, regardless of how tolerant and accommodating you want to be towards them too.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Being Christian among muslims is deadly–look to Syria and other parts of the world (Dearborn, Michigan).

      The ONLY thing islam understands and respects is swift and certain power and destruction.

      Until the masses understand that; they will be embolden to become more brazen and violent.

  • Luca

    Well, it was not “Black Muslims” because the word “Infidels” was spelled properly.

  • “Columbus police would not comment on whether they had alerted federal authorities…”

    Of course they didn’t, but if someone had spray-painted graffiti on a mosque, Eric Holder would be freaking out in overdrive.

    • Anglokraut

      Or a black church. Actually, that would be a great distraction for the current regime.

    • SFLBIB

      I suppose Holder could dispatch a couple of Girl Scouts to conduct an investigation.

  • MBlanc46

    There seems to be too little information to come to a conclusion about who the perps are.

    • Clearly, the perps are racis’ redneck, NASCAR fans.

    • Simonetta

      I respectfully disagree,

      If the perps were whites attempting to invoke an anti-Moslem backlash, then it is unlikely that would have known this particular Qur’anic verse.

      If it were middle-eastern Moslem immigrants, they would have had enough sense to not stir up a hornet’s nest by doing something so stupid, even if they were Moslem high-school kids.

      It was most likely one or two Black Moslem converts acting in a fit of self-righteous religious hysteria and lacking a sense of good-judgment or impulse control.

    • Lagerstrom

      Oh no! Not the radical arm of the Amish Liberation Front again!

  • JohnEngelman

    We should not be letting those people into this country.

    • LHathaway

      Affirmative action females need to marry someone. If so happens they like the daring ‘manly’ type. Apparently, they expect this type to push around and help them intimidate white men. Everything is Really about sleeping with affirmative action females, isn’t it? When will the nightmare, or the dream, end?

    • Magician

      ……. but Chinese ladies and Jewish ladies are welcome

  • ‘“It’s certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels,
    their refuge being the fire,” explained Father Marcotte.’


    Hebrews 12:29
    For our God is a consuming fire.

  • Lewis33

    “that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.”

    I don’t think anyone would even mention the word prank if this were a mosque or a synagogue. But its just Christians so, meh.

  • Sick of it

    Haven’t these muslims heard that the Pope loves them?

  • We don’t know who did it, but the idea that someone is trying to set up the muzzies for a crime they didn’t commit is preposterous. Thus, the response to the vandalism is just another example of Western man’s weak, meek, and inadequate response.

    My ancestors would have burned down muzzie town and not let them rebuild. Somewhere between that “men of action” response and today’s non-response is where the sweet spot lies. I’m thinking deportation.

    • Periapsis

      My ancestors not only burned down the city, they at times put the entire population to the sword, letting a few live to spread the word that it’s not a good idea to provoke the Russian bear. Ivan the Terrible’s troops and the Cossacks did not deport them, they ran through or beheaded them.

  • willbest

    The fact that they didn’t misspell anything and cited topical verses suggests to me that it wasn’t a false flag operation.

  • Ella

    If graffiti was a Swastika on a Mosque or Synagogue, there would be a full investigation for hate crimes by the FBI

  • Paleoconn

    If this had been a synagogue, we’d learn about it from Brian Williams.

  • John

    Different building, same person.

    • Zimriel

      I don’t like the specific picture in question (me being me, and more to the point the church being a church) but I can definitely see the analogy – like black activists hanging nooses, feminists posting bogus rape threats and on and on.

      The term “infidel” tipped me off that this is suspicious. A Muslim wouldn’t use the term; the Qur’an doesn’t talk much about people lacking in belief. It talks more about *rejectors* of belief (kuffar), deniers (kadhdhabun), hypocrites (munafiqun) and especially those who associate others with God (mushrikun).

  • MindHead99

    I originally thought this must be Columbus, OH with their vibrant Somali invasion of 45,000+ but it is a town in Indiana with a 90% White population. How many more American towns will be colonized by refugees without their citizens consent? These are some real evil tactics in my opinion.

    • Spikeygrrl

      I thought it was Ohio, too. I used to live in Ohio and still have friends there — one good one IN Columbus.

  • Magician

    If they found some graffiti in a muslim mosque it would be receiving Trayvon-Martin-level coverage everyday for the next two years!

  • Dale McNamee

    The Book of Revelation in the Bible says that the Lake of Fire will be the eternal abode for non-believers in Christ and the unrepentant sinners… Revelation 20:15
    And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.


    I suspect this was a hoax.

  • Don’t be jealous just because your ancestors only skills were counting shekels and destroying civilizations from within.