In the terrace of the Cafetería Mediterráneo in the Cartagena district of Murcia a man of Moroccan origin yesterday attacked a missionary in the presence of the clients of the establishment and the bar's waiter.
Brother Job de Jesús, the religious name of the person attacked, who is a monk in the Franciscan order, was sitting in the terrace of the bar around 7 pm when the Muslim assailant approached with the intention of grabbing the wooden Cross of Christ that hung visibly around his neck. In self-defence, the Franciscan monk blocked the hands of the accused and moved away from him, avoiding any problem and dodging the blow that did not reach him.
According to the criminal complaint that was filed, the assailant the approached him, uttering insults and threats such as "Bastard, son of a whore, I am going to kill you" before the monk decided to ignore it and leave the scene but the accused followed him, grabbed his shirt at breast level, tearing it and grabbed at the cross to tear it away, something the monk was able to avoid.
According to Brother Job, the man followed him, threatening him with phrases like "You are Spanish, you are from here and you need to be afraid of me, I am an Arab," repeating at the same time that he was going to kill him. A waiter from the bar who was present during the incident was also attacked by the accused with a bottle of beer.Source