Two migrants in Germany were arrested and charged for arson after police said they burned the asylum facility that sheltered them because of a lack of candy supplies.
One of the alleged arsonists was from Morocco; the other, from Algeria.
The arson occurred on June 7, during the Muslim holy month of Ramandan, an occasion marked by 30 days of fasting from sun up through sun down.
Following a months-long investigation, police arrested the two men.
“It was triggered by a dispute about food during Ramadan,” one spokesman for a Dusseldorf-area state court said, Breitbart reported.
Not only did the fire cause an estimated 10 million euros worth of damage – which translates into about $10.6 million. But it also led to the injury of 26.
Here’s more, from Breitbart:
“German Red Cross employees reported that the arson attack on June 7 happened as a result of inflamed tensions during the Islamic month of fasting, in which Muslims choose not to eat during daylight hours.
“Ordinary lunchtime meals in the asylum centre were cancelled during Ramadan, to the dismay of non-Muslims, with hot food served only early morning and late evening. A spread of cold food was put out during the day for migrants who weren’t fasting.
“Olaf Lehne, district head of the German Red Cross, revealed migrants set fire to the hall in anger that chocolate spread and confectionery was available at the buffet in daylight hours. ‘There isn’t enough Nutella, Gummibears, and chocolate,’ they shouted.
“German Red Cross Kitchen Master Stefan Gross said: ‘Most [migrants] were satisfied. There are always very few who complain.’
“The two men who have now been charged by the state prosecutor are Algerian Adel D., with aggravated arson and dangerous bodily harm, and Moroccan Mohammed B., who called on other migrants to start fires, with acting as his accomplice to both offences.”