On Monday evening, a fire broke out at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris destroying its tower and severely damaging its roof. The fire began at about 6:30 p.m and it took about nine hours to bring the fire under the control.
The 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is one of the most iconic structures in the city, an acclaimed marvel of Gothic architecture. The fire that ravaged through the structure has completely destroyed its spire, famous windows of stained glass and its roof.
However, most of the main structure and the bell towers have been saved. As per latest reports, efforts are underway to salvage some of the artworks trapped inside. French president Emanuel Marcon has stated that the cathedral will be re-built.
Shockingly, as the historic church was burning, social-media users with Muslim names were found celebrating the catastrophic fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.
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 some tweets regarding the shocking celebration from the people belonging to the Muslim community and also how digital news portals like Buzzfeed attempted to manipulate and overlook the shameful celebrations after the historic church gutted by the fire.
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
Watson had shared a screenshot of reactions to the Notre Dame fire posted on the channel France 24 Arabic. People with Muslim names are seen rejoicing and celebrating the destruction of Notre Dame. 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”.
Some of the names of the social media users who were found to be laughing after fire engulfed the church are Wahid Hadji, Oubbad Jsk, Yusuf Mohammedzai, Hessam Massa, Mohamed Hiadi, Mohamed Bensalem, Alaa Atfeh, Raidh Khaled, Ammar, Sofiane Abdelhakim, Noui Oua, Mohamed Amin, etc.
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.
He further cited Quran 3:137- “Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.”