This is the third attack on a priest in less than two weeks…and this isn’t a religious war? 

Police are hunting for a Moroccan terrorist who attacked a Catholic priest at a cafe in Spain after warning him ‘You should be afraid of me, I’m an Arab.’

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The terrorist, thought be aged around 35, tried to grab his victim’s crucifix around his neck before threatening to kill him after insulting him.

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The scare happened as the Franciscan missionary was visiting relatives in his native city of Cartagena in south east Spain.

A waiter rushed to his aid at the unnamed cafe but was hit over the head with a bottle.

The Moroccan fled after being stopped by two compatriots when he broke the bottle and went to attack the priest with a shard of broken glass.

Police were called but failed to find him during a search of the area. They are said to be looking for a man, a witness named as Mohamed, who has worked in several restaurants in Cartagena.

The priest, known only by his religious name of Fray Job de Jesus, told a local paper he believed the attack had been ‘ideologically-motivated’ and was a clear case of Christianophobia.

Witnesses told investigators the assailant warned his victim: ‘You’re Spanish, you’re from here, so if you are you should be afraid of me, I’m an Arab’ before adding: ‘B*****d, son of a b***h, I’m going to kill you.’

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