This vandalism could have been done by militant atheists, angry ex-Catholics, any number of people. But such people have been in Germany for years, and there has not been significant vandalism of churches. However, Germany has seen a large influx of Muslim migrants in recent years, many of whom believe that it is an insult to Allah to say that Jesus died on the cross (which the Qur’an also denies at 4:157), and that representations of the human form are temptations to idolatry. Could it be possible that Muslim migrants are behind this vandalism? Or would that be “Islamophobic” even to consider?
“Statues of saints and crosses destroyed in Bamberg churches,” translated from “Heiligenfiguren und Kreuze in Bamberger Kirchen zerstört,” Kath.net, May 4, 2018 (thanks to David):
Bamberg (kath.net/pl) Statues of saints and crosses have been destroyed in five Bamberg churches. Affected were Catholic churches and a Protestant church. The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Bamberg, Harry Luck, responded to an inquiry from kath.net: “We are shocked and saddened by the violence in Bamberger churches. We can currently confirm 6 cases of vandalism in 5 churches. Sculptures and saints were overturned, pictures were torn off the walls and a window pane was broken….