German Mayor Was Stabbed in Neck For Pro-Refugee Deportment, Saved By Kebab Shop Vendor
A German mayor who had gained accolades for his warm approach to all refugees was getting better last week after being brutally stabbed in the neck in a violence and attack that authorities said was actually politically provoked. Andreas Hollstein, a part of Chancellor called as Angela Merkel’s conventional Christian self-governing Union, was at a local kebab shop in the west German city of Altena last week when a man questioned if he was the mayor, screeched criticisms of his refuge policies and then attacked with a foot-long sharp blade.
Hollstein was treated at the nearby local nursing home and later was released. At a news discussion last week, he attributed the kebab shop vendor, whose name was Abdullah Demir, as well as his wife and son, with prevailing to save his life. “I’m completely sure that if they hadn’t responded like that, I wouldn’t be living now,” Hollstein added, his neck was completely wrapped with bandages. Demir, who belongs to a Turkish family, stated that the mayor had just placed an order of a kebab sandwich when the executor, who appeared to be completely drunk, confronted him with his questions. “I am very hungry and thirsty;” the attacker said, as per the statement of Demir, as the mayor “always keeps bringing more immigrants.”
The state leader Armin Laschet, (North Rhine-Westphalia), said safety services thought the attacker, who was taken into detention, had a political purpose. Merkel last week tweeted that she was “irritated by the brutal knife attack on Mayor called as Andreas Hollstein, and completely thankful that he is completely recovered and living with his family. I would like to thank also to those who have helped him.” “We should never acknowledge attacks on any people who are just serving and helping others,” tweeted on twitter by Justice Minister (Heiko Maas).
The attack comes at a time of rising apprehension over right-wing aggression in Germany; 2 years after the European immigrant catastrophe brought more than 2 Million of newcomers to the country. The German daily Tagespiegel news reported prior this year that the system had a complete list of more than 11,000 potentially brutal right-wing terrorists, considerably more than one year prior. The Interior Ministry stated it had almost 650 outstanding seize warrants for right-wing criminals.