On April 23, in the first round of the presidential election, a woman entered the church of Rennes-le-Château to decapitate the statue of the devil. She was yesterday in the Criminal Court of Carcassonne. The verdict will be on November 24th.
"It seems that my act has awakened the legend of Rennes-le-Château ..."
A renewed interest in the town probably would have gone, like the 772€ costs necessary to restore the two statues and the bas-relief of the altar of the church Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, also vandalised on April 23rd.
After a dismissal on September 8, it is for the "degradation of a building assigned to worship" that a 37-year-old woman, originally from Quillan and now living in Lavelanet, Ariège, appeared yesterday at the bar of the Criminal Court of Carcassonne.
An extraordinary trial, started by a challenging of her lawyer by the defendant, who then began initiating a - long - explanation of her action. Sayings where esotericism, theology and geopolitics mingled, in total confusion and sometimes ... quite disturbing.
"Show the destruction of evil incarnate"
On the day of the first round of presidential elections, the one who imagines today to be perceived by all as "the torturer of the devil" enters the church, deposits a copy of the Koran on the ground and decapitates the statue of the demon Asmodeus as well as that of Mary Magdalene, using an ax. Dressed in white, her face hidden under a Venetian mask, she committed this "premeditated and thoughtful act for a symbolic purpose and to make a publicity stunt for a book I have been working on for 25 years".
A book that will also claim her to be the former companion of "Sabri Essid, the half-brother of Mohamed Merah" presents as "a work of theological correlation between the three holy books".
A "symbolic" act - this beheading was "to show the destruction of evil incarnate", but also following "to see the beheadings abroad, made by the Saudis or people like the father of my son".A long litany and illuminated wanderings that will last throughout the hearing, recounted in a calm and calm way, where one can not share the truth and falsity between these trips to Medina or Mecca.
From the president of the court to the public prosecutor's office, who emphasises these "wacky explanations", the psychiatric report gathered when she was placed in Limoux after the incident is highlighted as "an attack by a paranoid personality". For her part, the council of the municipality, civil party, Me Hichem Laredj, is incredulous: "You are a smart woman ... I do not understand how one passes from the secretariat of a law firm to these facts. In a particular context, a few months after Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, there were other ways to promote your book. Your cause is not good and I think you need care. "
In his submissions, the prosecutor of the Republic, Eric Lapeyre put forward "a dangerous aspect and always present at home, which makes fear a reiteration", before requiring 6 months of imprisonment entirely with the stay and obligation to care. For her own defense, the defendant has stuck to a statement: "Today, I officially wish to reject French nationality to apply for Palestinian nationality". As for the damage caused: "I will not even pay a symbolic euro for this statue". The decision was reserved on November 24.
Article is by Benjamin Seyer - from the Dépêche du Midi of October 28, 2017 - to read the original see HERE
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