Germany’s anti-Christian hate crimes go underreported because migrants are involved
Last year we’ve reported on how 200 churches and Christian symbols were damaged or destroyed in a year in just one German state. While anti-Semitism receives a lot of attention in Germany, the country’s ‘silent’ anti-Christian wave of hate is continuing.
Recently police started investigating six cases of vandalism in churches in the town of Bamberg. The property damage totals more than 20,000 euros, investigators say. Figures and crosses in several churches have been destroyed or damaged.
“The heavy figures and the cross were thrown over with pure force, I wonder who has such anger at the church and the Christian faith. There has been immense material and moral damage,” says Pastor Marcus Wolf.
Based on arrests, migrants are certainly involved in several anti-Christian hate crimes. In December last year, a Pakistani migrant tried to blow up a church in Mannheim.
Last week another Pakistani migrant was arrested for damaging a church in Chemnitz. As several churches in the region were vandalised, the police are investigating whether the man is responsible for those cases as well.
But there have been worse incidents: People have been beaten for wearing a cross in migrant populated areas, threatened for being a Christian or murdered by a refugee for converting to Christianity.
But as German media are mostly left-leaning, they will probably not admit soon that their chancellor, Angela Merkel, plays a large role in this anti-Christian sentiment. She opened the doors for millions of people from countries were hatred and oppression of Christians is ‘a way of life’.
Telling the truth about the problem could fuel support for right-wing parties and therefore censorship and ignorance in German media are preferred above honest reporting.