On Monday the world witnessed a tragedy as Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, a heritage of the mankind literally burned down to ashes. The 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is one of the most iconic structures in the city, one of finest exhibits of Gothic architecture. The fire that ravaged through the structure has completely destroyed its spire, famous windows of stained glass and its roof.
Since the devastating fire, numerous people from all across the world have come forward to offer help for reconstruction of the Church. However there were shockingly a fare amount of people on social media who appeared to be celebrating this disaster. Further, most of such people sported a Muslim name on their social network accounts.
A social media user named Damien Rieu has shared a video in which several Muslim named users can be seen responding to a video of the Paris church with a “laughing” face emoji on Facebook.
— Damien Rieu (@DamienRieu) April 15, 2019
Paul Joseph Watson, a popular YouTuber has also shared screenshots of Muslim people celebrating when the Church was burning. He also pointed out how portals like the Buzzfeed tried to suppress the shameless celebrations.
This is just a sample of comments in response to the Notre Dame fire posted at France 24 Arabic.
Check for yourself: https://t.co/azG117lxOS
Instead of denouncing this vile rhetoric, BuzzFeed is claiming I made it up.
This is why you suck. This is why no one trusts you, pic.twitter.com/tCcuhW7jlg
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 15, 2019
One user named Kamil had written, “I dedicate this beautiful and wonderful fire to my family and little brother and we wish the nest fire be in the grill congratulations congratulations hopefully the mass destruction of France the center of evil.”
Another user named Samir Ti had written, “Oh no awesomeness, it is a beautiful fire omg it is the most beautiful fire in the world”.
Robert Spencer, Director of the Jihad Watch, pointed out many Muslims “believe that the ruins and destruction of non-Muslim structures testify to the truth of Islam.” According to Spencer, The Quran “suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth.