The US is beginning to look more and more like Europe by the day. In California, a Russian Christian Orthodox church was holding a service. It is the custom of Christians and just plain good manners to take crying babies out of the main gathering so the sermon is not disturbed. Several mothers did so, gently bundling their little ones up and carrying them out of the flock of worshipers to quiet their cries and calm them down. A normal occurrence was about to become anything but normal on that sunny day in California.
As the Christian mothers stood outside comforting their children, several Muslim men drove by in a car. They rolled down their window and with the aid of a bullhorn, they shouted “Allahu Akbar!” at these women. Frightened, they pulled their babies close and sought safety inside. That is the traditional “God is great!” cry of Jihadists. Islamists who wish death to infidels use it all the time and Christians are at the top of their death list.
From Gateway Pundit:
As Father Josiah Trenham prepared to read the Gospel, several parishioners discreetly scooped up their babies, retreated up the aisles of St. Andrew Orthodox Church and out into the spring air, so as not to allow the crying of little ones to disturb the divine liturgy.
The time-honored tradition was shattered when a car passed by the Riverside, Calif., church, slowing down as the front passenger leaned out of his window and bellowed menacingly through a bullhorn, according to witnesses.
“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances.
Witnesses were able to give Riverside police a description of the green Honda Civic, but not of the three occupants. Some told police they believed one or more of the men may have been taking photographs, according to Officer Ryan Railsback. Although Trenham insisted multiple congregants heard the Arabic phrase, Railsback noted no mention of it was in the police report.
Whatever the case, no law was broken – even if an unmistakable message was sent and received.
“Be calm and to keep a special vigilance over the property and our children while we are at church,” Trenham wrote in an email to parishioners in which he recounted the disturbing event. “Pray that these provocative young men might repent of their intimidation and be saved.”
Trenham told FoxNews.com last week the situation remains “tense and tenuous,” and said the church now has security officers on hand for all regular services.
“It is a deep sorrow to live this way in the ‘new America,’” he said.
Now, Christian churches are being forced to take extra security measures as this type of behavior in Europe has happened just before the beheading begins. I assume that people are arming up the best they can as well, given California’s gun-banning regulations.
It’s sad that it is coming to this, but what did Americans expect? When you let in thousands of unvetted Islamic refugees, this is the predictable result. And far worse is surely on the way and soon. What makes this instance even worse is that it was reported to police, who proceeded to leave out any reference to the shouting of “Allahu Akbar!” or to Islam in general. That’s criminal all in itself.
Welcome to Obama’s new America.