It turns my stomach to write these words, but this is "desecration."
They are the cultural destruction and desecration by armed extreme Islamic groups that have seized power.
Christian refugees in southern Turkey tell of rapes, forced conversions to Islam and the desecration of churches.
The Tehran and Tabriz bazaars closed briefly on December 16 as a show of protest against the desecration.
In their eyes the mere act of moving a vessel from one place to another would count as a desecration of that holy day.
God's voice against the desecration of His image spoke in the soul.
Only the faithfulness of an old Indian chief kept the sacred vessels from desecration.
The thing she proposed was to him, as he had truly said, a desecration, a defilement.
Uncle Dick was much teased, and suffered under it; it seemed, as he had said, desecration.
It seems a desecration of you; but if there is no other way we will grant 'the powers' audience.