We’ve been covering the refugee crisis in Germany and throughout Europe  Not only is Germany contending with refugee crime waves and push back from German citizens, but now they may have some trouble determining, at least initially, who has done what.  Much like the “fake hate” hoaxes perpetrated in America, particularly on college campuses, a Syrian refugee has admitted to German police that he tried to frame neo-Nazis for his crimes.

NBC reports:

A Syrian refugee set a shelter for migrants where he was living ablaze and tried to frame neo-Nazis by painting swastikas on its walls, according to authorities in Germany.

. . . . “During police questioning, the man admitted that he had set fire in the cellar of the multi-use building,” police spokesman Achim Hansen told NBC News . . . .

A total of 26 people were in the building when the fire was intentionally started on Thursday. Two firefighters and four residents suffered minor injuries during the incident. The shelter house refugees as well as migrant workers from other European countries.

“This was very close to a catastrophe,” Hansen said, adding that a “very fast response” by the local fire department helped to prevent fatalities.

The Syrian refugee told police that he did all of this because “he had a lack of hope for the future.”

NBC continues:

The 26-year-old alleged arsonist was dissatisfied with overcrowded conditions at the center, investigators in the western city of Bingen said.

. . . .  Meanwhile, police in the northern city of Winsen arrested a 17-year-old Afghan on Sunday after he was allegedly seen setting a fire in the dormitory of another shelter for migrants. All 24 residents were evacuated safely after more than 200 rescue workers were sent.

The motive was not immediately clear.

Of course, the blame is laid at the feet of Germany for not providing him with a decent home and a job.

Watch the report: