"Skull bruising, monocular hematoma, blunt chest trauma, blunt stomach trauma. Anamnesis: Patient today was beaten by four security guards, since then massive headaches and pains in the stomach. Patient was brought with the RTW [rescue vehicle]." This is how the emergency reception of Hesse's Hochtaunus clinic describes what was done to 31-year-old Iranian Ajdin (name changed) on an evening in November. "
They said I had insulted Islam, beat me down and kicked me in the face," the southern Iranian, who had converted to Christianity, told Die Welt in a fading quiet voice. Almost daily he and 13 other Christians in the Obersul asylum home were insulted by Muslim refugees, especially when, with their small Bibles in hand, they went to the church service. "We expected nothing different from many of the residents, but we never thought that security guards would also despise our beliefs."
When he entered the asylum home on that fateful night and showed his refugee card, on which his nationality is indicated, according to Adjin, the guard made a strange remark: "Aaaaah, ISLAMIC Republic of Iran!", the guard said, full of appreciation. Adjin did not share the feeling - having fled from the islamist regime in Iran - and for that reason he replied: "No, only Iran."
Under the enraged gaze of the security man, who was of Turkish origin, the Iranian went into the mess hall where he was grabbed by another security guard and pushed into the corridor. There the blows rained down. "Another pushed me to the gate area, where two other guards were waiting for me, including the one who read my ID. He accused me of having said "Shit Islam". Then all four beat me, knocking me to the ground with their fists; then they kicked me in the face," said Adjin. When a second Iranian tried to intervene, he, too, was beaten down, both told "Die Welt".
When they filed a complaint for serious assault and "simple" assault at the police station, Ajdin was almost unconscious, so the emergency doctor had to drive him to the hospital with a neck brace. This is the narrative of both of the Iranians and the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), which is following the case.
The Hochtaunus district, as the operator of the home, replied to questions from Die Welt saying that it was aware of a "confrontation between two Iranians and security guards at the emergency accommodation in Oberursel". "As criminal complaints have been filed on both sides, no statement can be made about the actual sequence of events. We are not aware of any religiously motivated background to this confrontation," said the local council.
ISHR asylum expert Max Klingberg considers the statements of the Iranians credible and the counter-complaints filed by the security staff unjustified - also because they did not call either the police or an emergency doctor for the harm done to Ajdin. "Volunteers had to do that later," said Klingberg. "Who is supposed to be believe that an Iranian weakling attacked four robustly built security guards?"
According to Hochtaunus local council "after discussions between the management staff and the police, they were immediately removed from the work area by the security firm". The employer did not want to say where. "They were taken out of the asylum centre and are now deployed elsewhere," said All-Service managing director Peter Haller to Die Welt.
To a question about whether the violent employees were employed by a subcontractor for All-Service, Haller replied: "I have nothing to say about that." Generally they are reliant on partner companies. They try to find suitable staff, check the Facebook profiles of applicants and for asylum centre security only hire employees with an immigrant background, because they have special intercultural competencies.
It is not only in Oberursel that the intercultural competencies of some of the security staff appear to be capable of improvement: In North-Rhine Westphalia and Berlin, too, asylum seekers tell Die Welt of anti-Christian security guards. The Berlin minister Gottfried Martens from the Independent Lutheran Church told of a brutal attack on two Iranians by Muslim security in Berlin-Dahlem, as the two were "caught" reading the Bible.
"The security guards stormed into the room, calling out: 'The Bible is haram', pushed the two of them against the wall and kicked them," Martens reported to Die Welt. Because half of the centre ran in due to the noise, there were luckily lots of witnesses, so the case was clear and the guards were sacked.
"In the Berlin asylum centres the situation for Christians has got worse since the authorities resorted to Arab security companies," Martens, whose community visits almost 1000 Afghan, Iranian and Arab Christians. "My impression is that now anyone with a certain amount of muscles and who can speak Arabic is taken."
According to reports from many refugees, security regularly looks away when Christians are mocked by Muslims. The minister demands: "Carers and guards must react much more sensitively to anti-Christian activity. In many centres a broad stream of conservative Muslims create a Sharia climate, from which the Christians fled."
Especially in recent weeks it is clear that Arab security constantly refuse to call the police when Christians ask them. Then when the police come, the guards have the upper hand because of language. "Then they explain to the police that the Christians are just chronic complainers, but otherwise everything is fine - and the Christians have no chance to counter it because most of them don't know German," said Martens.
He has already let refugees sleep in his church in Berlin Steglitz when they didn't trust to go back to the centre. "A few weeks ago an Iranian came with a 30 centimetre long wound, sewn with 30 stitches. He had been attacked at night." The man had been asleep when his attacker slit open his back and tore the Christian Bible.
Hessen's CDU spokesman on integration policy, Ismail Tipi, warned long ago not to underestimate Islamist intrigues in asylum centres. "Salafists and other Islamists are trying by all means to get into many centres. Anyone can read how they are calling for this on the internet. I am sure there are also Islamists active among the security personnel."
He himself has seen security guards at asylum homes with suspicious Salafist beards. The operators and social workers needs to be very watchful about this, said Tipi to Die Welt.
Ajdin, the Iranian who was beaten up, hopes that will not have to be exposed to any more violence. He thanks God for the care in the centre, for the police and the hospital staff in Oberursel. "But I don't understand why people with such religious views are providing security in an enlightened land."
Another good article from Die Welt newspaper. It has been publishing a lot of good stuff about the asylum invasion recently. It looks as if the Cologne attacks have served as a wake-up moment for them and they've decided to drop the political correctness.