Man was Attacked for Wearing a Cross in Berlin

Country: Germany

Date of incident: September 11, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



The Berlin police reported that a 23-year-old man from Afghanistan was attacked and injured for wearing chain with a cross on it. He was approached by two men on evening of September 11, 2017 in Neukölln. According to the police report, he stated that the attackers had asked him why he had become a Christian. One of the two perpetrators tore the chain from the man's neck and beat him while the other held him down. The police called the incident "dangerous bodily harm" with a "religious background."

Source: Welt