By Leo Hohmann
Islamic gangs in Germany have broken into schools and churches and plundered collection boxes, crosses and other valuable and sacred objects used in church services, according to prosecutors.
From the schools, the men stole laptops, money and a cash card, which they used to finance ISIS jihadist fighters seeking to topple the regime of Syrian president Bashur al-Assad, alleged chief prosecutor Nadja Gudermann.
The pilfered churches were in the area around Cologne, a city known for its many historic and beautiful churches including a soaring cathedral.
In all, the Muslim gangs are accused of stealing more than $21,000 worth of goods.
During the break-ins, which took place between 2011 and 2014, the men were said to have not only stolen thousands of dollars in items but often left major damage to the churches requiring costly repairs.
The central figure in the gang was a 26-year-old Moroccan, prosecutors say, who also uploaded a video to YouTube encouraging Muslims to enlist with the Islamic State and fight for jihad. He himself appears in the German section of the video.
Prosecutors allege the Moroccan Muslim traveled to Syria, where he received military training.
Christian brutally beaten by Muslim in Hamburg
In another case of assaults on Christians by Muslim migrants, in a refugee-camp in Hamburg, a 24-year-old Iranian convert to Christianity was brutally beaten by an Afghan man with a telescopic baton, reported the German newspaper Die Welt.
Although other refugees restrained the attacker, he managed to escape.
These are not the first instances of violence associated with the mass influx Muslim migrants into Europe, around 70 percent of whom are men between the ages of 18 and 45.
In late August, a riot broke out at a German refugee camp as a mob tried to lynch an Afghan man after he tore pages of the Quran, the BBC reported.
When police tried to intervene, they were attacked by Muslims throwing stones and concrete blocks.
There have also been widespread reports of rapes of women in refugee camps in Germany and France.
News blackout on German protests
While there has been zero coverage by the major media in the United States, thousands of Germans have taken to the streets to protest the more than 800,000 migrants who have been “welcomed” by their government. That, in turn, has brought out counter-protesters who support the government’s decision.
On Oct. 11, a group of Germans formed a human blockade against busloads of migrants being transported to their town of Freiburg. German police intervened against their own citizens, dousing them with pepper spray.
"This is going on all over Europe. Average citizens without political affiliation, without organization are standing up against the invasion of Europe," wrote Pamela Geller on her blog PamelaGeller.com. "This is organic. And why it will come to civil war."