Dec 30 2012
A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was on his way home on Dec. 24th when confronted by two Muslims who inquired about his religion and then asked him to convert to Islam, warning him that they would cut off his tongue if he refused to do so.
Times of India As reported by Der Spiegel, the student, who was not identified, told the police that he was attacked by two men from behind after he ignored them. The attackers beat him up, slashed his tongue and fled in a car. Police spokesman did not give details of injuries but said the information that the victim gave was credible.
A passerby found the student and called an ambulance. The student was admitted to a local hospital. The Bonn police’s department for politically motivated crimes is investigating.
It is not the first time this year that Bonn made headlines as a result of Islamist activity. In May, a Salafist was arrested after stabbing two police officers during a counter-demonstration against a display of caricatures of the Prophet by a local right-wing populist party.
Earlier this month, another member of the orthodox Muslim group threatened to take a hostage in order to force the perpetrator’s release from prison.