25 Year Old Smashed Shrine and Set Fire to Crèche

Country: Italy
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Islamist | Private
Tags: Intolerance towards Religious Symbols | Hate Crime

January 02, 2017: The perpetrator, a Gambian with a valid residence permit, broke the glass case containing a statue of the Virgin Mary in the courtyard of the Church of the Madonna del Rosario and then burned the Christmas crèche, completely destroying it. He admitted the act to the police, saying that he was Muslim and wanted to destroy the Christian symbols.

Source: Immediato