July 28, 2017
A Syrian refugee has been handed a hefty prison sentence after erupting in court as his verdict was delivered, spitting at the presiding judge and throwing a shoe at the public prosecutor.
The unidentified 23-year-old was found guilty of attempted murder after stabbing another refugee in the neck at an asylum centre in Bavaria after the victim allegedly “having offended the prophet” while they were watching Al Jazeera news on TV.
The victim said: “He threatened me with my finger and said, do not do that again.”
The court heard how he woke up the next morning to a knife above his head. Before he had chance to react, he was stabbed in the neck, while the attacker screamed “You are a pig. I’ll kill you, even if I’m going to jail,” at him.
The attacker, who had originally fled Syria in 2015 hoping to come to the UK, had been living in Germany after being arrested at Stuttgart airport for trying to travel on a false ID.
Prosecutors argued that he was a religious fanatic whose vicious attack was so brutal because his victim belonged to the Druze community, an ethnoreligious group often persecuted by mainstream Syrians.
Weeping on the stand, the victim said that he feared for his life, saying: “When I am standing in the shower in the morning, I feel that he is behind me.”
As the sentence was handed down, Judge Susanne Riedel-Mitterwieser was spat at and the defendant threw his shoe at the prosecutor. Police intervened to restrain the man and the hefty verdict was handed down.
Thankfully, this lunatic will spend the next 12 years behind bars. At least there’s one court in Germany not afraid of handing down tough sentences to these scumbags…
This article was posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 9:02 am