A defaced statue of Jesus in Germany’s Münster region adds to a list of dozens of Christian symbols that have been targeted in the country over the past two years. German state broadcaster WDR, Bild, and other outlets have chronicled a spate of anti-Christian vandalism that has taken place since 2014. The website Lokalzeit Münsterland added to the list on

Dec. 8 by covering investigations into the latest crime. “Based on the intensity of the acts of the perpetrator, one can already conclude that this act has a religious background,” said Mirko Stein of the Münster police, conservative news site Heat Street translated Thursday. Mr. Stein added that locals are “shocked and scared” of the newfound animosity. READ MORE