“Allah est grand”: Muslims laugh, celebrate as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week

Jihadists may not have set the fire, but they’re certainly celebrating it. Many Muslims believe that the ruins and destruction of non-Muslim structures testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Qur’an suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth: “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.”

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I’ve had errands to run all afternoon and listened to radio reports when I could. Such a loss.