50 Christian Statues Defaced and Decapitated in Germany
Police in the area say they suspect a “religious background” to the crimes, but have yet to name any suspects.
Their news show, Lokalzeit Münsterland, reported the crime wave on their 8 December edition, and also on social media:
“Based on the intensity of the acts of the perpetrator, one can already conclude that this act has a religious background.”
German criminologist Christian Pfeifer believes crimes were committed by someone who is “angry” and “hates the Church”.
Similar crimes against Christian artifacts in the area have been recorded as well.
According to the German tabloid Bild, 40 sculptures had been attacked in the two years preceding the current crime wave.
Police were investigating six men with alleged links to Islamic extremists, but gave up after three left for Syria, one died and the other two dropped off the radar.