'Muslim' Gargoyle Adorns French Cathedral

September 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


Ahmed Benzizine - a 59-year-old master mason who worked on the renovation - was used as a model for the carving.

Next to it is an inscription in Arabic and French which reads: Allahu Akbar, God is Great.

But a local far-right group has said the carving is an affront to the Catholic Church.