Germany: asylum seekers riot over Quran-in-toilet incident. 18 people sent to hospital. Journalists flee for their lives.
A group of 50 asylum seekers, mostly from Syria, attacked the police and the press. 18 people were injured and had to be hospitalized, including six police officers. It happened in the German city of Suhl in a large overcrowded reception center.
The incident has shaken Germany, which will receive about 800,000 asylum seekers this year. And where all asylum centers are already overcrowded.
An asylum seeker from Afghanistan had allegedly torn a Koran to pieces and thrown parts of it into a toilet. It evolved into that 20 men chased the Afghan man, but he was rescued by local security personnel.
But that just made the Syrian men even more furious and they began to attack the security personel. When police showed up and took the Afghan man away the attackers became even more aggressive. The furious mob started to attack the police and the attending journalists. On the video you can see and hear how the terrified and breathless journalists fleeing.
The Syrian men, armed with iron rods, bricks and concrete blocks, then they went completely berserk. They smashed doors, windows, police cars chased the journalists and tossed about with furniture and other things.
The rage was particularly aimed against the asylum center where they live, as they broke into the center’s office and smashed everything. …
The center where the furious asylum seekers live, is built to accommodate 1,200 people but currently houses up to 1,700 asylum seekers. The German authorities have difficulty keeping up with the increasing amount of refugees, and in many places there are made alternatives such as tents and schools provide asylum seekers shelter.
Now, the German authorities say that they will try to divide asylum seekers by ethnicity, in order to prevent a recurrence of the violent riots. …
Asylum seekers attacked the authorities because they could not get hold of the Afghan man who allegedly had desecrated the Koran. One must say it is extremely worrying that they do not seem to have respect for the authorities.
It is scary to think what would have happened with the Afghan man if the furious Syrians had got hold of him.