Two migrants set fire to their asylum accommodation in Germany after smoking a hookah water pipe which resulted in the hot coal setting the home ablaze. An asylum home in the German town of Gößweinstein in Upper Franconia has been completely destroyed. The fire that cause the destruction of the asylum home is said to have been started by a pair of Syrian migrants who had been smoking a middle eastern water pipe, known as a hookah. The hookah, which uses hot exposed coals is said to have started the fire which led to an evacuation of the asylum home reports Die Welt.
the fire, which erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning has
left the eight asylum seekers who lived there without a home. According
to police all eight migrants, including three children were able to
escape the fire before anyone was seriously injured. Over 200 emergency
personnel from fire fighters to police and paramedics were needed on the
scene due to the severity of the fire and to prevent it from
spreading to nearby buildings. Authorities have estimated that the
total cost in property damage could amount to more than 100,000 euros.
Authorities say that the fire first started in a storage area on the
ground floor. Two Syrian migrants were suspected of starting the fire
and arrest warrants were issued for the pair.
Once arrested each had a conflicting story as to what happened.
Police had first suspected possible “xenophobic” motives behind the
blaze. Breitbart London has previously reported that
many of the so-called “xenophobic attacks” on asylum homes are as
little as a rock thrown at a window or a “propaganda attack” in which
anti-migrant slogans are posted on the buildings.
Police have confirmed that they suspect the two Syrians of arson due
to negligence and unlike many migrants who commit crimes they will not
be released before their trial.
Breitbart London reported on a high profile case of arson
by migrants that occurred earlier this year in Dusseldorf. The migrant
who set fire to his asylum is understood to have done so because he had
not been woken up
in time to eat before fasting for Ramadan. During the Ramadan holiday
Muslims must fast during daylight hours and many eat before sunrise as
well as at night.
Another arson at an asylum home earlier this year in Germany appeared
to be a more clear cut case of right-wing extremism. An asylum home
that was burned down in Bingen am Rhein was found to have had swastika
graffiti on the walls. Investigators later discovered that the man who
carried out the arson was in fact a Syrian asylum seeker who had planted the swastikas on the walls to frame neo-Nazis and fool the police.