Three churches were set on fire this morning at more or less the same time in the Austrian town of Amstetten, which has a population of 21,000. Police released a description of the suspected arsonist’s clothing and height, but neglected to mention his skin color. Amstetten has a large Muslim population.
In other news, South Korea erected a large Christmas tree-shaped tower with lights just inside its border with North Korea, raising fears that it will provoke a violent response from the North, which considers it “psychological warfare”.
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