German patriots have burned yet another invader center, this time in Herxheim bei Landau in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, southwestern Germany.
According to local media coverage, last Friday night, unknown persons threw three canisters containing a “flammable liquid” through the skylights in the building, a former technology center being converted into “asylum” accommodation.
Only one of the canisters ignited, police said, setting fire to the celling, wall, and floor.
The single-story building was to have been put into use in the next few days to house some 800 bogus refugees who have taken advantage of Angela Merkel’s invitation to the Third World to invade Europe.
“I assume that there will now be a delay,” a police spokesman said, but was unable to say for how long or provide exact details of the damage.
According to research published by the German newspaper Die Zeit, there have been 222 attacks on what they called “refugee hostels” this year. At the same time, charges have been filed in only twelve cases, and of that number, only four have resulted in convictions—a solution rate of less than 5 percent.
In addition, 11 percent of the unsolved attacks have seen the investigations completely discontinued for lack of any evidence whatsoever, Die Zeit reported.
The figures used by Die Zeit discounted all those incidents deemed “minor,” such as instances of “graffiti, propaganda, and verbal insults.”
The results of their analysis, Die Zeit complained, were “shocking.”
They said that “Arson attacks on refugee hostels in particular have become a widespread and dangerous phenomenon. From January to November, the number of such attacks has risen dramatically” and that “almost half of the 93 arson attacks committed this year targeted inhabited structures.”
In addition, Die Zeit continued, the attacks are a nationwide phenomenon, although the highest number of attacks has been in the eastern state of Saxony, “in both absolute terms and as a share of the state’s population.”
Die Zeit tries to explain the low resolution rate this way: “Some of the reasons have to do with the nature of the crimes themselves. Most of them are committed at night and the perpetrators often disappear quickly.
“Molotov cocktails are thrown out of passing cars, projectiles are fired at windows from afar and water faucets are turned on inside otherwise empty buildings. Fires are often set so that the resulting blaze destroys all clues.
“Furthermore, many shelters are far away from city centers and residential areas, meaning that there are often no witnesses. In other instances, investigators are met with a wall of silence when they begin asking around.
“In cases where the hostels are still uninhabited, it appears that many neighbors approve of the attacks. If no one steps forward to claim responsibility and if the perpetrator refrains from bragging about his or her deed, investigators are left in the dark.”