Recently, an Afghan woman who converted to Christianity was murdered. More and more refugees in Germany are being targeted for turning away from Islam. Are these only isolated cases?
Deutschland Prien - Trauer um die erstochene Mutter aus Afghanistan (picture-alliance/dpa/P. Kneffel)
The mother of four was only 38 years old and had been living in Germany since 2011. The former Muslim woman had converted to Christianity and was involved in a project to help refugees run by her community church in Prien am Chiemsee in Bavaria. None of her friends had ever thought it possible that the woman would be stabbed by a 29-year-old refugee, also from Afghanistan, on the street in front of her children's eyes.
Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam.The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday.
The woman, 39, from Eritrea, came to Germany as a refugee herself in 1991, before volunteering at asylum centers to “give something back.”But the Arabic speaker said what she discovered when working with migrants over the last five years shocked her.During her time at a number of centers across the country, she said she discovered Muslim refugees preaching “pure hatred” of Christians.
BERLIN (AP) -- Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.The protesters unfurled a banner Saturday calling for "secure borders" in Germany as crowds of tourists milled around the iconic monument.Police said 15 people were briefly detained over the protest and are likely to face charges of trespassing, harassment and breaching laws on public assembly.