Iraqi Christian Attacked in Berlin for Christian Tattoo

Country: Germany

Date of incident: February 16, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



A man in Berlin-Neukölln was beaten and threatened with a knife because of his Christian tattoo. The 27-year-old Christian from Iraq was approached by two men and asked about his religious tattoo. They also and demanded that he give a donation to a beggar. When he refused, the men punched him in the face, according to police. When the attacker pulled out a knife, the victim and his companion escaped into a shop and called the police. The police arrested a 24-year old Muslim man. The investigation continues.

Source: Berliner Morgenpost