The never ending Day: Evil will Receive its Pay (No rest for the Wicked)




Zintan brigade Qaqaa

Will be paying the price of each deceased mother’s # Gharghour will Tlahakkm cries of the people and all the mothers and # Rishvana and the blood and the screams of Tawergha and will Tlahakkm aches mothers and the people of Bani Walid will be paying the blood of every drop of blood fell to the ground in Libya!

“Looked down upon by ‘breezes’ (MISURATA) Nights”

Zintan brigade Qaqaa

He says: Allah defends those who believe that God does not love the treacherous ingrate * So for those who fight because they
Wronged and God on the power to the victory * driven from their homes unjustly only because they believe in God but do not
God’s people pay each other for the silos were demolished and the sale and prayers and mosques, stating the name of Allah much Inasrn
God that God Inzareth strong Aziz {(pilgrimage 40-38): The Almighty God

We challenge every adversity we came out of the heart of ultraconservative that Libya will make them with Roma before them from the aggression in the dustbin of history will we have mercy killings murder!

Black and Cubs will be one of the yaghlna not know us that sounded the drums of war does not stop until victory or martyrdom, said Sheikh Omar al Mukhtar martyrs of victory or martyrdom

As stated by Shaykh rabee Portal RDO aggression I punish them and people will not succeed the oppressor.

“If God’s on our victory to Akadir”

Every year, you Bachar Adbh Dhatkm Bahma, the feast is closer to God and donate these to sacrifice the Misrata will be with the people of Pharaoh and Tamod and Tgot will Nrdha followed by what to do with the cities and towns of Libya.

لواء القعقاع الزنتان

نحن نتحدى كل المحن نحن من خرج من قلب العرين إن غجر ليبيا سوف نجعلهم مع من قبلهم من العدوان فى مزبلة التاريخ لن نرحم القتل القتل !

أشبال وأسود سنكون على قلب رجل واحد من لايعرفنا ياجهلنا إن دقت طبول الحرب لا توقفها الا النصر أو الشهادة وكما قال شيخ الشهداء عمر المختار النصر أو الشهادة

وكما قال العلامة الشيخ ربيع المدخلى ردو العدوان على أعاقبهم ولن يفلح قوم الظالمون

” وإن الله على نصرنا لاقدير “

وكل عام وانتم باخير ادبح ضحيتكم باهذا العيد فإن العيد هو تقرب الى الله وإهدائه هذه ﻷضحية فإن مصراتة سوف تكون مع قوم فرعون وتمود وطغوت سوف نردها على أعقبها بما تفعله مع المدن ولبلدات الليبية .






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Brotherhood militias last night to burn the gas in the gas company Mellitah and his voice was very strong even said people heard in the Beautiful City; and I thought I heard the sound of shelling and fighting Nawin in Beautiful City and Racdalin

and because the department in Ajeelat, al-Melcaat surrounded these cities since the days of the fall of Rishvana.






Policies for the Brotherhood and their Amir, Abdul Hakim Belhaj, in Tripoli, is fueling the United Nations and the streets against Misurata, for them to be expelled from Tripoli; and to be judged for the kidneys to regulate Brothers bankrupt.

Fajtoat accelerated Banzmam forces and members of the Libyan army to Zintan Bkiedhabd Razzaq Nazawry for the Liberation of the sovereign capital.

The Misurati in an awkward position because they are in front of a conflict with the organization of the World in English, “the brothers” between the organization and the Libyan army.

Vamusrath forced to dialogue with state sovereignty Bamcil People’s Congress and the presidency of staff, or walk in the stream, which will be performed by the brothers to the courtyard of the organization Brothers will not make you Aamasrath arbitrary system Acanuttoria city and rule the country.

Although Sawa attack the Libyan army stationed in Zintan camps or the soles of the mountain will not make Per Roma Libya thought and choice Sawa was in favor of the city Acanuttoria or organizations for the ‘Muslim’ Brotherhood and the subsequent DAASH and supporters.

(Armed Forces of the Libyan army

Unit information and to explore)










“Zero hour”, on FB, informs us:
Proclaims the banner and Rishvana military funeral that martyrs Hero Bashir Ramadan Abuamad and Hero Salem al-Zaidi afternoon on stand Arafah and that they are now buried in the tomb of the martyrs B-al-Zintan.

God, it’s good epilogue to die in front of them to the defenders of their land and buried on Friday and stand Arafah.
O Allah has decreed.



Beautifully done video on the land of my heroes, the ZINTANI ! Thank you Mohammed Saad !
Great Men are amongst us today from ZINTAN:
Imed Trabelisi, Osama Gewailli, Mucktar Andar Fernana Green, Ibrahim “civil” MADANI, Gamal Abel, Osman Melquith…and so many more..Fearless, Allah obiding, sharp of mind and endowed with a true sense of what is right and what is wrong. They love Libya…Allah is surely pleased with Xanthan;
and may God bless them and protect Zintan from the evil tentacles of the WAHABI Brotherhood...
May we see triumph and Victory over the Evil Ones soon…Free from the Brotherhood and her offspring….and once again may Libya be a blessed land, acknowledging Allah as Supreme, as she did prior, as the GREAT JAMAHIRIYA.



prisoner exchange:


Omar Matouk

(In the middle of Raham, and among young people released, I saw an old man paced been overloaded, his looks scattered here
And there, feeling the pain seems clear in his face and facial features between the wrinkles, gray hair covered his head.
Amazed presence among the released youth who compared him, approached him for granted, and curiosity question
With me.
How are you, O pilgrim
Praise the Lord released
God willing, good health
Praise be to Allah
Thank God for your safety
Then did not broadcast that I asked him about the reason (captured), and it seems clear that he is not from the center (front)
Fbadrna saying: I am what Shidonish Misrata in the foundation, who stormed Houca and I and Khtfinu
My children and a group of Zliten without even know why they took me to the camp of Yarmouk and are Tavena
From then handed us a group of Misrata are then conveyed to the prison, we were the worst kinds of torture and humiliation,
And so far we do not know why!
I said, soothing him, concludes the whole O pilgrim and injustice due to its owner.
The answer is in the speediest and his eyes tell of suffering, what Shi Li Renah save him.
Words escaped me, but (Thank God for your safety)

Zintan brigade Qaqaa:

Note When the exchange of prisoners of last night was the release of 37 prisoners in return for the ‘brave’ Musraty.

the courageous captives that the prisoners were released from us al-Zina are ZINTANI _ hot _  Friday Market _ his fingers _ Rishvana _ and etc.

As their sons fought Talat Misratah, but prisoners of different al-Muedh areas for pro-graduate departments and cut, Myself

لواء القعقاع الزنتان

ملاحظة عند تبادل ﻷسرى ليلة البارحة تم إطلاق سراح 37 مصراتى مقابل اسرى البواسل إن ﻷسرى الذينا تم إطلاقهم من جانبنا هم من الزنتان_ جنزور_سوق الجمعة_ﻷصابعة_ورشفانة_والخ ….

اما مصراتة شقت طلعت ابنائها ولكن اسرى المناطق ﻷخرى الموئيدة لها لما تخرجهم مصلحتى وقص . نفسى نفسى





Official Page – leading Imed Trabelsi

Alert … until now did not begin military operations did not officially announce the start until now and what happened is just a simple Manawachat with the Kharijites and gangs Brotherhood .... I mean at the head of al-Kachik.


Captured yesterday from the gangs Kharijites Al-Mnawih at al-Bouchiba,, and given to the Libyan authorities:





Sons, Sheikh Abdul Salam al-Asmar:

The release of 98 prisoners from the prisons of the city of Misrata them # 47 # from the city of Tawergha and the rest of the cities
Zliten and City of  five and Tarhouna and Bani Walid and Barak seawall (CHAT’AI)


Here is a picture of the released Tauriga prisoners greeting their families in the Tripoli Camp of Janzour:

News talking about the armed clashes between the battalion and Sowaihili Lhalboss in the city …… # Mzrath.








Zintan brigade Qaqaa:

The units Nbcrkm al-lbouap army base in the eastern region have built Special Forces and air and ground units.

Thunderbolt advanced editing Bridge where they were built and the killing of many of them to the area because safe.

God is great God is great …….




Found “Ehab Alkuafa” and “Ahmed Bashir Alcadekke” dead slaughtered with a knife
After losing contact with them yesterday on their way to one of the banks in Benghazi.

Zintan brigade Qaqaa



Bombs Bsearatan bombs near the air base built and news about the dead and wounded-

URGENT: a double suicide bombing by two car bombs targeting Gate residential area built south of Benghazi.

And Saraya Rav God Alshaty Taatibna this process to suicide


Zintan brigade Qaqaa
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Field Commander Maj # Fitch _al-Miar: the total number of
Suicide operations carried out by the Kharijites today in Benghazi is 5 operations which resulted in the 2
The Martyrdom of the elements of the army either remaining, but did not result in the death of the suicide bombers Kharijites helpless.
– Suicide bombers are DaAASH illusion of tuber and
Tunisians and al-Gerians.

We have assurances from the good Houthi of  Yemen, that there is an arm injury to Akhawargi of Zahavi and Sam bin Humaid named # Jalal and _al-Mkhozom
Initial reports received for just about killed al-Daash-a Mohammed al-Zahawi.


Kharijites forces stationed in Boatni and trying from time to time the progress towards

lifting the siege on Benina Airport
Goodenough trapped there.

Names that you want to aspiring Ansar al Sharia assassinated. They are:
1 Abdulsalam military camel
2 Abdulsalam military Warfali
3 symbolic Amradja Ibrasa military
4 Salah Amgeor Moroccan military
5 Mohamed Ragab Aljuhaoa military
6 Alzoubir Mohammed military
7 Mostafa Mohammad customary Awakening
8 Mohammed Ayoub Persian Awakening
9 Ahmed Mahjoub Lamama military
10 Joseph Altarhuni Awakening
11. Nizar Bergthe Awakening
12 Hassan Bouras Awakening

After the bombing Gate “C Abdul Ati” located between the city of Benghazi and Ajdabiya …

Exit convoy Ata Ansar al-Sharia city of Ajdabiya heading to the city of Benghazi.


Libyan air force bombed different locations in the city of Benghazi, including warehouses Dkhirh organizations and communities to the Kharijites and I’ve been editing area # Abuatuny by ground forces.

God is great God is great ……..

Families in Benghazi refuse to receive “the feast of Eid free of charge from ‘ANSAR al-SHARIA’ BECAUSE IT WAS stolen from the citizens of the farms.

At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Makkah), Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). Eid Al-Adha is a holiday at the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah, which is one of the greatest religious observance in Islam. In 2014, Eid al-Adha will begin on or around October 4th, and will last for three days.
What does Eid al-Adha commemorate?

During the Hajj, Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Abraham. The Holy Qur’an describes Abraham as follows:

“Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous.” (Holy Qur’an 16:120-121)

One of Abraham’s main trials was to face the command of Allah to kill his only son. Upon hearing this command, he prepared to submit to Allah’s will. When he was all prepared to do it, Allah revealed to him that his “sacrifice” had already been fulfilled. He had shown that his love for his Lord superceded all others, that he would lay down his own life or the lives of those dear to him in order to submit to God.

During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, Muslims commemorate and remember Abraham’s trials, by themselves slaughtering an animal such as a sheep, camel, or goat. This action is very often misunderstood by those outside the faith.

Allah has given us power over animals and allowed us to eat meat, but only if we pronounce His name at the solemn act of taking life. Muslims slaughter animals in the same way throughout the year. By saying the name of Allah at the time of slaughter, we are reminded that life is sacred.

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. One-third is eaten by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given away to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor. The act symbolizes our willingness to give up things that are of benefit to us or close to our hearts, in order to follow Allah’s commands. It also symbolizes our willingness to give up some of our own bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those who are in need. We recognize that all blessings come from Allah, and we should open our hearts and share with others.

It is very important to understand that the sacrifice itself, as practiced by Muslims, has nothing to do with atoning for our sins or using the blood to wash ourselves from sin. This is a misunderstanding by those of previous generations: “It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him” (Holy Qur’an 22:37).

The symbolism is in the attitude – a willingness to make sacrifices in our lives in order to stay on the Straight Path. Each of us makes small sacrifices, giving up things that are fun or important to us. A true Muslim, one who submits his or herself completely to the Lord, is willing to follow Allah’s commands completely and obediently. It is this strength of heart, purity in faith, and willing obedience that our Lord desires from us.

On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques. Prayers are followed by visits with family and friends, and the exchange of greetings and gifts. At some point, members of the family will visit a local farm or otherwise will make arrangements for the slaughter of an animal. The meat is distributed during the days of the holiday or shortly thereafter.


Targeting «rally» for sale «sacrificial feast» and killed its owner.
(also, The animals were all shot with bullets, making even this meat haram)

 PICTURE of one of the ANSAR al-Sharia gumen:


Jihadists launch multiple suicide bombings in Libya



The logo of Benghazi’s MB Revolutionaries Shura Council

The MB Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council has taken responsibility for a series of suicide bombings in and around the restive city of Benghazi yesterday that targeted forces loyal to Libyan general Khalifa Hftar. The attacks killed dozens of Libyan soldiers at the Benina International Airport and four more in a separate attack on a checkpoint in Qubah, east of Benghazi.

Al Arabiya reported that “two cars loaded with explosives targeted a military checkpoint near Benina International Airport in Benghazi.” According to Al Jazeera, the airport houses “heavy weaponry” which the militants are fighting to obtain. Al Jazeera also claims that up to “four separate suicide attacks targeted the Benina air base.” Following the suicide bombings, heavy clashes occurred near the airport, with government airstrikes allegedly being used in defense.

This attack came hours after the MB Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council rejected a government plan for peace talks to end the violence in Libya. Middle East Monitor reportsthat the Council released a statement saying, “The initiative held in Ghadames [a city in western Libya], which called for political dialogue, was not based on legitimate foundations. Rather, it is a weak attempt to convince the people to surrender their rights and to allow tyrants to return to power under the guise of national reconciliation.”

This new attack by the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council is the latest in a months-long campaign by Islamist forces to seize control of Benghazi.

The MB Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council is the umbrella under which Ansar al Sharia, the al Qaeda-affiliated group implicated in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, and other allied groups fight. The alliance has been fighting against troops loyal to Hftar, who earlier this year launched “Operation Dignity,” an offensive to defeat jihadist forces in Benghazi.

In July, the alliance was able to overtake a Libyan special forces base in Benghazi. On its official Twitter feed (now suspended), Ansar al Sharia posted a video of its leader in Benghazi, Mohammad Ali al Zahawi, discussing his group’s “victory.” The group also posted photos of the weapons, or “booty,” it has taken into possession, as well as scenes from the assault on the base. [For more on Ansar al Sharia overtaking the base, see LWJ’s report Ansar al Sharia, allies seize Libyan special forces base in Benghazi.]

The airport is one of the few remaining bases controlled by the government in Benghazi. Ansar al Sharia has consolidated its authority in conquered territory and has enacted WAHABI-sharia, in the areas it controls.

Ansar al Sharia is part of the al Qaeda network

A Library of Congress report from August 2012 noted that Ansar al Sharia Libya “has increasingly embodied al Qaeda’s presence in Libya.” The report also says that “it is probable that Ansar al-Sharia in Libya and in Tunisia are communicating.”

Some of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia‘s most senior leaders have known al Qaeda ties, and at least two of them previously served as important al Qaeda operatives in Europe. The group’s leadership openly praises al Qaeda and the organization’s social media is littered with pro-al Qaeda messages. Ansar al Sharia Tunisia‘s Twitter account, before it was suspended, was known to re-tweet official messages disseminated by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s (AQIM) official media wing, Al Andalus Foundation. AQIM leaders have repeatedly praised and offered advice to Ansar al Sharia Tunisia. [See LWJ report, Al Qaeda and the threat in North Africa.]

The report also mentions that it is more than likely that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has made contact with Ansar al Sharia leaders. In addition, al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar has met with several leaders of Ansar al Sharia-allied militias in public. Belmokhtar reportedly met with Wisam Ben Hamid, who is the leader of Katiba al Ahrar Libya (Free Libya Battalion), a group the report notes is likely part of “al Qaeda’s clandestine network in Libya.” That same network is headed by al Qaeda operatives who report to al Qaeda’s senior leadership in Pakistan, including Ayman al Zawahiri.

The leaders of Ansar al Sharia are openly pro-al Qaeda and have denounced the capture of Abu Anas al Libi, a top al Qaeda operative. Sufian Bin Qmo, the leader of Ansar al Sharia forces in Derna, Libya, was a former Guantanamo Bay inmate. [See LWJ report, Ex-Gitmo detainee reportedly tied to consulate attack.]

A leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessment describes Bin Qmo as an “associate” of Osama bin Laden. JTF-GTMO found that Bin Qmo worked as a driver for a company owned by bin Laden in the Sudan, fought alongside al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, and maintained ties to several other well-known al Qaeda leaders. The US State Department added Bin Qmo to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists in January 2014 and said his branch of Ansar al Sharia as well as the Benghazi branch was involved in the attack on the US diplomatic compounds in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. [See LWJ report, State Department designates 3 Ansar al Sharia organizations, leaders.]







“Zero hour”, on FB, reports:
Angry youths Abohadi they sit and shut the road link between Sirte and the south because of what is happening in the city of Sabha: The bombing the homes of families and neighborhoods tribe al-Qmazfah by MB militias treacherous.

picture: Alqmazfah tribe


Sources Astbartah been to locate al-Qaeda in the south of Libya is composed of 300 radical Bakiedh chosen


Libyan authorities to establish an air base north of Niger to control the border and prevent the infiltration of extremist groups.

قوات فرنسية على مشارف حدود ليبيا

French troops right outside the borders of Libya:

Officials said that France establish a base in the North of Niger as part of an operation aimed at preventing militants linked to Al-Qaida from crossing the Sahel and Sahara desert between Libya and Mauritania South.

Paris is leading the response to the Wahabi-Islamists in the region since last year’s intervention in its former colony.

And deploying troops around West Africa earlier this year to form a force to fight terrorism.

Under the new plan currently serves about 3,000 French troops from Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, which stretches across the vast arid Sahel Belt to defeat Islamists throughout the region. Another 1,000 soldiers provided support in the area of logistics in Gabon and Senegal.
A French diplomat said: “the establishment of a base in northern Niger with a headache spam in Libya in mind.”

French officials have repeatedly expressed over the months of concern about the events in Libya and warned that the political vacuum in the North of the country creating favourable conditions for the Wahabi-Islamic groups to regroup themselves in the South, arid.

Diplomatic sources estimate that about 300 fighters linked to Al-Qaida in Islamic Morocco including a splinter group formed by Islamic leader Mokhtar bel-Mokhtar veteran working in the South of Libya, which marks the beginning of smuggling routes through the region.

The establishment of the air base north of # Niger was after a meeting between

{Chief of Staff of the Libyan army brigade Abdul Razzaq Nazawry and solarise French} in # Paris for strikes to sites organizations for terrorist attacks in Libya, Niger, Mali and the Algerian border and the Tunisian-Algerian border and the protection of the Libyan border the infiltration of any groups.


Zintan Brigade QaaQa:

Places and organizations targeted by the French aircraft stationed in the new military base in the north of Niger

1_ Ktaah forearm, “the Libyan city of Derna

2_ Ansar al-Sharia “Council Aelchoray” {Benghazi, Libya’s Sirte, Libya _}

3_ organization battalion Al-Emrabton_ Jund Caliphate “Ppadulh Algeria”

4_ organization Boko Haram in the southern Niger {}

5_ Unification Movement supporters in the “financial”

6_ extremists customers and people shopping at the Libyan border and the Algerian and Nigerien and Finance.



UN plans to impose sanctions on all the blocks that impede nation-building and fighting the Libyan authorities represented in the Council of People’s Deputies.


Each of the fighting power of people’s deputies, the army and the components of the state is at the Khawarij betrayed and will not Nrahm Kharijites;

all the preparations ended “field” victory or martyrdom on this land.

The festival came to be on everyone’s Mubarak.







Tunisian army bombed sites affiliated to the terrorist elements on the borders of Libya and # # Algeria








Shortly after the crucifixion of Judas (thought to have been Jesus/Issa the Christ), Joseph of Aramathea is said to have travelled from the Holy Land to the south west of England.
One of the most charismatic episodes of Christian legend and history concerns Joseph of Arimathea and his claimed founding of the first church upon British soil:

Joseph of Arimathea and the legend of glastonbury:

Britain had been well known to seafarers of the Mediterranean, and the island is mentioned in a Greek document circa 600 BC. It is believed that the Isles of Scilly provided harbour for ships after rounding Spain towards Britain, and a host of flora found otherwise only in the Meditteranean has been found flourishing there. The tin mines of Cornwall, on the south-west coast of England were well known to the ancients, producing vast amounts over thousands of years, the Cornish deposits being so rich that the mines only eventually closed during the twentieth century.

The uncle of Jesus/ Issa by the maternal line, Joseph of Arimathea was a member of the Sanhedrin, and who was responsible by bond of law for the burial of whom he thought was  Jesus (but was actually Judas) after his crucifixion.

Afterwards, however, Joseph of Arimathea is held to have departed Palestine under persecution from both unsettled Jews and ever more oppressive Romans, taking the gospel to the furthest lands of the earth as commanded, which in ancient times meant Britain. According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea had a financial stake in the Cornish tin mines, and may even have taken his nephew, Jesus/ Issa, there on his merchant travels during the boyhood of Jesus/ Issa. However, after the “crucifixion”, Joseph of Arimathea traveled to Britain one last time, to preach and even settle.

Apparently, in the company of Lazarus, Mary Magdelene, and the disciple of Jesus/ Issa named Phillip, the group sailed from Palestine to Marseilles, where Lazarus & Mary stayed, while the others travelled on. At the English Channel, St.Philip sent Joseph, with twelve disciples, to establish Christianity in the most far-flung corner of not only the Roman Empire, but also the perceived world.

English legend has it that Joseph sailed around Land’s End and headed for what was to eventually become Glastonbury in Somerset. Here his boat ran ashore and, together with his followers, he climbed a nearby hill to survey the surrounding land. Having brought with him a staff Jesus / Issa used himself.

On arriving at Glastonbury Tore/TUR,
the staff he had used throughout his journey he thrust into the hill, where it immediately took miraculous root, and it can be seen there still on Wearyall Hill, where it blossoms every Christmas.
Joseph met with the local ruler and soon secured himself twelve hides of land at Glastonbury on which to build the first place of Christian worship in Britain, a wattle church named the Vetusta Ecclesia, that Joseph declared should always be attended by twelve followers.


Joseph of Arimathea is supposedly buried upon Glastonbury Tor, the name of the hill upon which the first English parish-church and chapel were built. According to legend, two vials, containing Jesus’ sweat and blood, can also be found there, intended originally as relics for the Altar when he was to perform Communion Mass in Glastonbury. Later in centuries, the original church and chapel were expanded to become a monastery, until the Abbey was dissolved by HENRY VIII in 1539, during the English Reformation. Glastonbury is one of the most famous places to be thought of as Avalon.

desacration of the Glastonbury Thorn:

Were anti-Christians behind pilgrimage site attack? 2,000-

year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down

Standing proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters.

The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been chopped down in what is being seen by some as a deliberately anti-Christian act.

A feature of the skyline surrounding the Somerset town, the tree has been visited by thousands retracing the steps said to have been taken by Joseph of Arimathea, who some say was Jesus’ great uncle.

the vandalised holy thorn tree

Police tape surrounds the vandalised Holy Thorn tree on Wearyall Hill in Glastonbury as stunned locals look on. The branches were cut off overnight and a police investigation has been launched

The tree in all its glory before it was hacked apart. Legend says it sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, the man who helped Jesus of the cross. To the right of the tree, in the distance, is Glastonbury Tor

The tree in all its glory before it was hacked apart. Legend says it sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, the man who helped Jesus of the cross. To the right of the tree, in the distance, is Glastonbury Tor

According to legend, Saint Joseph travelled to the spot after Christ (actually Judas) was crucified, taking with him the Holy Grail of Arthurian folklore.

He is said to have stuck his wooden staff – which had belonged to Jesus/ Issa – into the ground on Wearyall Hill before he went to sleep. When he awoke it had sprouted into a thorn tree, which became a natural shrine for Christians across Europe.

To add to its sacred status, the tree ‘miraculously’ flowered twice a year – once at Christmas and once at Easter. It survived for hundreds of years before it was chopped down by puritans in the Civil War, but secret cuttings of the original were taken and planted around the town.

It is from one of the new plants that a replacement tree was planted in the original spot over 50 years ago.

Yesterday residents of Glastonbury wept as they surveyed the damage done to the tree on Wednesday night. Katherine Gorbing, curator of the town’s abbey, said: ‘The mindless vandals who have hacked down this tree have struck at the heart of Christianity.

A member of the public gathers sprigs from the vandalised Holy Thorn tree that was cut down overnight
People come to say prayers over the vandalised remains of the hawthorn tree on Wearyall Hill

A member of the public gathers sprigs from the chopped branches while (right)

onlookers cry and say prayers.


oliver cromwell

Christian legend dictates that Jesus’s great uncle, Joseph of Arimathea (pictured below) came to Britain after the crucifixion 2,000 years ago bearing the Holy Grail – the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper.

He visited Glastonbury and thrust his staff into Wearyall Hill, just below the Tor, planting a seed for the original thorn tree.

Roundheads felled the tree during the English Civil War, when forces led by Oliver Cromwell (pictured) waged a vicious battle against the Crown.

However, locals salvaged the roots of the original tree, hiding it in secret locations around Glastonbury.

It was then replanted on the hill in 1951. Other cuttings were also grown and placed around the town – including its famous Glastonbury Abbey.

Joseph of Arimathea was, according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion.

Experts had verified that the tree – known as the Crategus Monogyna Bi Flora – originated from the Middle East.

‘It is the most significant of all the trees planted here and can be linked back to the origins of Christianity.

‘When I arrived at the Abbey this morning you could look over to the hill and see it was not there.

‘It’s a great shock to everyone in Glastonbury – the landscape of the town has changed overnight.’

Glastonbury mayor John Coles, 66, took part in the annual cutting ceremony last week using the tree at St John’s Church.

Yesterday he recalled watching a tree being planted on Wearyall Hill in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. Although that specimen died, it was replaced the following year and stood firm until this week. Mr Coles said: ‘It’s the saddest thing I’ve seen in Glastonbury. Some of the main trunk is there but the branches have been sawn away. I am absolutely lost for words.’

Experts had verified that the tree – known as the Crategus Monogyna Bi Flora – originated from the Middle East.

Avon and Somerset police have begun an investigation but because there was no tree preservation order on the Holy Thorn, it means the vandals are unlikely to be prosecuted. The land on which the Holy Thorn stood is owned by Edward James, who was arrested this week in connection with an investigation into failed currency exchange firm Crown Currency Exchange, of which he is a director.

According to the administrator’s report, Crown Currency collapsed owing 20.58€million with little more than 3.86€million in the bank. Last night there was speculation that the attack on the Holy Thorn may have been part of a vendetta against him.


Joseph of Arimathea by Pietro Perugino:


Henry VIII destroyed the Abbey in 1539




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