MUSLIMS appeared to celebrate the burning of the Notre Dame, it has been claimed.
The historic French landmark that was one of the first greats of Gothic era architecture was burnt down last night, as onlookers on Paris’ bridges watched on in scenes that looked like ‘A Hollywood movie.’
Not everyone was distraught though, dozens of Muslims on social media seemed to find glee in the tragic fire.
“Allah est grand,” wrote one Muslim user, Mohamed Mouara.
Facebook users accused of ‘celebrating’ the disaster included Wahid Hadji, Oubbad Jsk, Yusuf Mohammedzai, Hessam Massa, Mohamed Hiadi, Mohamed Bensalem, Alaa Atfeh, Raidh Khaled, Ammar Sofiane, Abdelhakim Noui Oua, Mohamed Amin.
Twitter user Damien Rieu posted a video of the comments on live footage of the tragedy.
WATCH: MUSLIMS ‘CELEBRATE’ NOTRE DAME FIRE
According to religious experts,” Some Muslims believe that the ruins and destruction of non-Muslim structures mean being true to Islam.”
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.” (3:137)
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