A 26-year-old Syrian refugee set fire to a German migrant shelter and tried to frame neo-Nazis by painting swastikas on its walls, according to police.
The accused arsonist was unhappy with crowded conditions at the shelter, said investigators in Bingen, Germany.
The Syrian man admitted to police he torched the cellar of the multi-use building, police spokesman Achim Hansen told NBC News.
At least 26 people were in the building Thursday when it was set ablaze, NBC reported. Two firefighters and four residents suffered injuries, and it was only the “quick response” that prevented fatalities, Hansen said.
“This was very close to a catastrophe,” he added.
This is not the first time an “Islamophobic” hate crime turned out to be a ruse perpetrated by a Muslim.
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Actually it happens quite often, says Robert Spencer in an article for Jihad Watch.
Chief among the promoters of fictitious anti-Muslim crimes is the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing trial in 2007-08. But it’s not only CAIR members who have stooped to faking hate crimes against Muslims and then blaming them on “Islamophobes,” according to Spencer.
He notes the following cases:
- “A New Jersey Muslim was found guilty of murder that he tried to portray as an ‘Islamophobic’ attack, and in 2014 in California, a Muslim was found guilty of killing his wife, after first blaming her murder on ‘Islamophobia.’”
- Just last week the New York Daily News reported “a woman who told cops she was called a terrorist and slashed on her cheek in lower Manhattan on Thursday later admitted she made up the story, police said early Friday. The woman, who wore a headscarf, told authorities a blade-wielding wacko sliced open her face as she left a Manhattan cosmetology school, police sources said.”
- In Britain several weeks ago the murder of a popular imam was “spread far and wide” as another “Islamophobic hate crime.” But his killer was found to be a Muslim. The Mirror reported that the imam “was targeted because he had made efforts to turn youngsters away from radical Islam.”
- In February, the Detroit News reported that a Muslim woman, Saida Chatti, was “charged with making a false police report after she allegedly fabricated a plot to blow up Dearborn Fordson High School to retaliate against the November terrorist attacks in Paris. … Police say Chatti called Dearborn investigators Nov. 19, six days after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris.”
- In January in Britain, Spencer reports a Muslim woman was “fined for lying to police about being attacked for wearing a hijab. The 18-year-old student, known only as Miss Choudhury, said she was violently shoved from behind and punched in the face by a man in Birmingham city center 10 days after the atrocities in the French capital on November 13.”
Muslims creating ‘nations within nations’ in West
Meanwhile, the former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, has publicly admitted he “got almost everything wrong” about immigration. In a new report, Phillips warns that Muslims are creating “nations within nations” in the West.
Phillips says followers of Islam hold very different values from the rest of society and many want to lead separate lives, Newsweek reported Monday. He advocates the monitoring of ethnic minority populations on housing estates to stop them from becoming “ghetto villages.”
These “ghettos” have been deemed “no-go zones” by others such as terrorism expert Steve Emerson, only to be derided by those in the establishment media, including Fox News.
Spencer warns that as Muslim enclaves grow in the West more fakes hate crimes can be expected in the future.
“In today’s politically correct environment, hate crimes are political capital,” he wrote. “They foster the impression that resistance to Islamic terrorism equals hatred of Muslims, and results in the victimization of innocent people. Hamas-linked CAIR and other Islamic supremacist organizations want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they’re the currency they use to buy power and influence in our victimhood-oriented society, and to deflect attention away from jihad terror and onto Muslims as putative victims. Want power and influence? Be a victim!”