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Syrian refugee excuses stabbing a German woman because he acted according to his religion

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Voice of Europe

Syrian refugee excuses stabbing a German woman because he acted according to his religion

By Stan M

Six months ago Abdullah A, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, stabbed a woman with a jackknife in Burgwedel. The 24-year-old woman required emergency surgery and had to be put into an artificial coma. She remained in a life threatening condition for several days.

The attacker came to Germany as a refugee along with his family in 2013. The prosecution is charging him with aggravated assault. This could mean between 6 months and 10 years in prison for him.

German tabloid Bild reports his lawyer’s written statement:

“His client doesn’t know any differently and according to his culture conflicts are solved with knives. An insult warrants stabbing somebody and if the offence is perceived as a serious one killing is permissible.”

Read more: https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/09/syrian-refugee-excuses-stabbing-a-german-woman-because-he-acted-according-to-his-religion/