Anti-Israel activists disrupted a Catholic mass the week before Christmas by carrying out a political demonstration at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. The group hoisted a banner during mass and, after being asked to take down their banner, attempted to propagandize churchgoers outside the Church. By the group's own account, the parishioners rejected the group and dispersed after New Rochelle police arrived on the scene.
In an email sent out of by the pro-Hamas group, the WESPAC foundation Nick Mottern recounted the December 13th incident at the church. Sitting at the front right side of the church, opposite the choir, according to Mottern, the far-left activists stood up and raised a banner which stated the number of U.S. soldiers and citizens killed and wounded in Iraq and claimed that the United States had spent $3 trillion on the two wars. Below, the banner read "Join Us to Help End the Wars!
The group stood silently, holding up the banner for several minutes before an usher asked them to leave. Mottern says the group asked if they could stay if they lowered the banner, they were told if their "purpose was to worship, you can stay." According to Mottern, the protestors returned to their seats with a folded banner.Read more