You can have Syrian Muslim migrants. Or you can have Jews. You can’t have both.
A Jewish resident of the German city of Potsdam, near Berlin, who wore a kippah with a Star of David, was attacked and insulted in front of Potsdam Central Station.
Officials had identified two Syrian nationals as the alleged perpetrators, reported a spokesman of Brandenburg police on Sunday. Police are treating it as a hate crime.
The 25-year-old student told German press that he wears the kippah daily.
“When I got off the tram at the main station, I noticed shadows behind me,” he reported.
The next moment he was spat on with antisemitic threats and gestures. He then alerted the federal police. The 2 Syrians were taken for questioning and later released whilst the investigation is ongoing.
The police press release states that the 19-year-old Syrian is under investigation.
Als ein 25-jähriger Deutscher am Samstagnachmittag gerade aus einer Straßenbahn ausgestiegen war, wurde er unvermittelt von einem 19-jährigen Syrer angespuckt und antisemitisch beleidigt.
The 25-year-old Jewish man is identified as Deutscher or German. That would suggest he’s a German citizen. While the attacker is described as a Syrian. The term refugee isn’t used, but he’s presumably a migrant, rather than a tourist. And probably waiting for an asylum request to process.