Dramatic video footage from Spain shows a North African Muslim causing mayhem in the middle of a wedding ceremony underway in the north-western city of Valladolid Saturday evening.
The footage, taken in the city’s historic Church of San Pablo, captures several moments of pandemonium as the uninvited guest reacts violently to being confronted by groomsmen – sending candles, chalices and liturgical items crashing from the altar in his struggle to avoid restraint.
The Moroccan national had burst into the ancient church moments earlier, screaming the Jihadi war cry, ”Allahu Akbar”, and making his way directly to the front of the church where he attempted to attack the priest and those present around the altar, eyewitnesses testified to Spanish daily, ABC, this weekend.
Members of the wedding party succeeded in physically restraining and removing the man from the church shortly after which time he was arrested by police, who later confirmed his identity as a 22-year-old Moroccan, legally resident in Spain on a student visa.
According to police, the man had a history of public order offenses and will be charged with disorderly conduct, threatening behavior and an offense against ”religious sentiment.” No word, as of yet, on the cancellation of his visa or on deportation back to Morocco.
Despite the dramatic interruption to their wedding ceremony, the couple proceeded to be married after a short pause in proceedings.
Watch the dramatic video below.
Spain, with a population of 46 million, has received a huge wave of immigrants since the beginning of the century. Between 2002 and 2014, the country received an incredible 7.3 million immigrants.
Outside of high profile terrorist attacks, smaller scale disturbances committed in the name of Islam are becoming commonplace in Western Europe. Mainstream media, largely supportive of open borders, rarely shed light on the topic and for now there appears to be little political will to secure the continent’s porous borders.