[Ed. – Really going out on a limb there with the “religious background” theory. If these were Muslim religious artifacts, whole towns would have been jailed by now.]
Fifty statues of Christ and other Christian figures have been defaced and smashed apart in a crime wave sweeping parts of Germany.
Statues in the Münster region in the west of Germany have been targeted over a series of months – including one of Jesus which had its head lopped off, and many more missing limbs or other fragments.
Police in the area say they suspect a “religious background” to the crimes, but have yet to name any suspects.