Police officer in Germany forces Muslim to eat rotten pork, shares video on Whatsapp

By AFP
Published: May 19, 2015
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German prosecutors are investigating a police officer who allegedly abused two refugees, strangling an Afghan man and forcing a Moroccan to eat rotten pork off the floor.

The police officer has been accused of bragging about the brutal assaults in text messages and photos he sent via instant messaging service WhatsApp to his colleagues in the western city of Hanover.

Human rights group Pro Asyl condemned the alleged incidents, first reported by public broadcaster NDR, for their “appalling level of racism and inhumanity” and demanded a probe into how many “accomplices in police uniform” knew of the violence.

Prosecutors are investigating the officer, who has been suspended, on charges of physical assault and illegal weapons possession and have searched his home and work place.

In the first alleged case, in March last year, the officer had bragged in a text message about beating, strangling and sticking his fingers up the nose of a 29-year-old Afghan man whose feet were cuffed after he was detained for not carrying ID papers.

“It was funny … squealed like a pig,” the officer allegedly wrote on WhatsApp.

In the second case, months later, the officer allegedly targeted a 19-year-old Moroccan man, who had been detained for travelling on a train without a ticket, carrying a small amount of marijuana.

NDR reported that the policeman bragged about how he assaulted and then humiliated the young man by forcing him to eat minced pork — a meat forbidden to Muslims — which, additionally, was rotten, off the floor.

A photo allegedly sent by the officer shows a handcuffed man lying on the floor, wincing in pain, and apparently restrained by at least two officers.

Germany has become Europe’s top destination for people fleeing war and poverty. Last year, asylum requests rose 60 per cent to more than 200,000, and the government expects that number to more than double this year.

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  • Bewildered
    May 19, 2015 - 9:08PM

    I can tell from my personal experience that German police is the worst racist police in the whole West, while the UK police is probably the best in the whole world.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    May 19, 2015 - 11:03PM

    @Bewildered:
    UK is in Deep Deep trouble because of wrong immigration policies and germany is trying to avoid that situation .Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    May 20, 2015 - 12:28AM

    This news reflects the sickness of the heart of the German police officer. They are even worst then ours in Pakistan. Although we do have our share of sadists particularly in the police in Karachi and Punjab the two worst police in Pakistan. The British police officers are gentlemen compared to the Germans and the Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Insaan
    May 20, 2015 - 1:27AM

    If the Germans are so bad why dont all muslims leave their country and go back to their own.Recommend

  • Amna
    May 20, 2015 - 2:29AM

    What trouble is UK In? please elaborate. In a Global world these boundaries and visas should not give anyone the right to treat another human being in a derogatory mannerRecommend

  • PAKI
    May 20, 2015 - 2:36AM

    @SuperNeo:
    i agree totally, they should stop M religious refugees, over a period of time they will spoil entirely what happen in france is the best example and what is happening in england now. these gountries will fall quickly unless until they have to stop m religion. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 20, 2015 - 3:25AM

    There are bad apples in every society but difference between us and them is that Western society as a whole does not tolerate nor condone such racism by anyone.Recommend

  • Stewart J
    May 20, 2015 - 4:04AM

    Europe in general is in for a major strife. Don’t think they’ll ever forgive Charlie Hebdo.Recommend

  • Iftikhar Shah Gilani
    May 20, 2015 - 8:38AM

    I doubt that UK Police is better than the other European / USA police. We read many news published in Social Media and Newspapers about racism in USA police where they killed unarmed Black young boy too. So in all Europe and USA police department have significant sings of racism in the society specially when questions arises of black & white and Muslim non Muslim.Recommend

  • Bewildered
    May 20, 2015 - 9:36AM

    @SuperNeo:

    “UK is in Deep Deep trouble because of wrong immigration policies and germany is trying to avoid that situation”

    You’re right. UK is in deep deep trouble because of the pollution created by the filthy Indians. By the way, no need to flatter yourself. Indians are also treated by ‘Polizie’ the same way as any other brown skin.Recommend

  • May 20, 2015 - 9:53AM

    @Insaan:
    Let the hindus do it. All go back to Bharat. Their cultural difficulties
    cause a lot of problems for other ethnic minorities.Recommend

  • Bla bla
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26AM

    @Insaan
    The west specially American Europe including Nato should stop accupying our countires . They leave our countries and we leave there land simple Recommend

  • Spyrogyra
    May 20, 2015 - 2:39PM

    No need to generalize. All nationalities and countries have good and bad people. Some more, some less, but there nevertheless. The thing to appreciate is that he is being investigated and has been suspended pending investigation.Recommend

  • saad
    May 20, 2015 - 2:47PM

    Personal experience: German courts and judges are the most racist and unjust in the whole world. If you are not white or German then forget about your rights in German court, you will never get justice. I am trying to get the right to regularly see my son, But since 5 years, YES CASE IS IN COURT SINCE 5 YEARS, but no justice yetRecommend

  • Chachoo
    May 20, 2015 - 3:05PM

    @IBN E ASHFAQUE: Germany is a top destination for the immigrants for a reason. So kindly do not defame that nation. I have spend years there in the past and in my personal experience this country provides you many opportunities ,given you want to learn their language and some ethics.

    Also they will be at ease with you as long as you have valid papers and you do not break the law. Anyone who have ever worked with Pakistani police or Middle eastern police will tell you that European policemen are angels compared to our police force.
    You will face more discrimination in Pakistan compared to other countries but we do not want to discuss such facts. Recommend

  • Shah(Berlin)
    May 20, 2015 - 5:35PM

    @Bewildered:
    Living 8 years in Germany and I will say other way round….German police has always be nice to me…yes Germans in common sound rude but thtz how they sound….if you can speak the language you will notice..its not rude..Recommend

  • German
    May 20, 2015 - 5:58PM

    I’m german and I’m NOT white. In fact my father was a Bengali. Are there racists in Germany? Sure, some people are racist but that is something you find all over the world. Especially in rural areas. Living in Hamburg I for myself have ZERO problems with racism. You’ll surely come across more races on an ordinary day in Hamburg that in e.g. Karachi.

    When it comes to the police, they are generally more conservative but something like this story is NOT common and will be handled appropriately.

    @bla bla

    I’m all for the US to leave foreign countries but even if that happens, most muslims won’t leave Germany. Why should they? Most of them like it here and lots of them are german citizens anyway. Recommend

  • cmc
    May 20, 2015 - 6:25PM

    @Bla bla:

    Where is this American Europe place you talk about? Did you not know that America is a whole different continent than Europe?Recommend

  • uhr
    May 20, 2015 - 6:26PM

    years of advance…..Recommend

  • May 20, 2015 - 6:39PM

    This is not a German police problem, it is an authority figure that holds too much power problem. Most German police are respectful and fair, but there are a handful of bad apples that give the rest of the force a bad name. Purge the bad apples and enact real change and reform.Recommend

  • Robert Campbell
    May 20, 2015 - 6:55PM

    Ok……………….

    Lot’s of anti – German sentiment here. Fine. You broke the law. A choice: you want to be locked up in a German Cell as a Muslim or a Paki Cell, an Egyptian cell or an Iranian cell as a Christian ? Decide NOW ! Gun to your head. Recommend

  • xtraa
    May 20, 2015 - 7:33PM

    I doubt that UK Police is better than German Police because doing the math. Germany is taking 300.000 refugees in 2015. UK takes 45.000 in 2015. One officer freaked out. So it is 1/300.000. If one Brit-officer freaks out it would be 1/45.000. Recommend

  • dreed
    May 20, 2015 - 8:18PM

    @saan

    yes, because you can’t success in your case you blame the super racist bad nazi german judges? just leave the country if it’s that bad (which I’m sure it isn’t)Recommend

  • Truth
    May 20, 2015 - 8:45PM

    @Bewildered:
    Racist cops, hurr durr. Noone talks about racist blacks and muslims raping white women in EuropeRecommend

  • bla bla
    May 20, 2015 - 9:29PM

    @German

    If US & Nato stop destabilizing muslim countries there wouldnt be any refugees .The main cause of anger & polarization in German society is against people asking for refugee & asylum . Stop interfering in other countries & no inflows of Muslim refugees simple .Turkish community is the largest muslim community they are living in Germany for decades they are not new here .Most of them have the third or fourth generation here . I hope you got your anseerRecommend

  • bla bla
    May 20, 2015 - 9:36PM

    @cmc

    Europe has a joined force which is NATO(North Atlantic territory organization ) and its the major coalition partner of USA it was there when they attack Iraq Afghanistan. Both USA & Europe sanction Iran . USA is a imperial power both US & Europe are complicit in isolating Russia they put embargo on trade and financial institutions . I think you are new reading newspaper you better do some research next time and ask something . Have a nice day Recommend

  • Pawel
    May 21, 2015 - 12:09AM

    @German:
    You are not German. Germans are white. Living here do not makes you German.Recommend

  • Milind
    May 21, 2015 - 8:36AM

    @Gopeet – “Let the hindus do it. All go back to Bharat. Their cultural difficulties
    cause a lot of problems for other ethnic minorities.”

    What have you been smoking??? In fact Hindus are the leading communities in terms of education, income, adapting to the society.. Whereas your co-religionists form the leading group in terms of convicts imprisoned.. And yes, we don’t blow, behead or threaten people….Get a life..Recommend

  • Ahmed Haroon
    May 21, 2015 - 9:10AM

    @PAKI:

    France is suffering because of colonial policies! Majority of Muslim population in France is from Algeria which was a province of France. Had France bothered to develop Algeria instead of violently subjugating the population people wouldn’t have had to flee to France.Recommend

  • jum
    May 21, 2015 - 11:20AM

    @Bewildered:
    NORecommend

  • Muslimification
    May 21, 2015 - 11:40AM

    I don’t understand. France, UK or German are countries that are willing to take any muslim migration. As we can see they love muslims! Well, at least left side. Now tell me- why in the world we must be “those nice guys” for them? When they spit in our faces we say “it is raining!”. U cann call all people from Poland Racisit but there is many, many of us ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°), who are thinking that all muslims should be trudned back to their counties. War emigrations? Another arabic countires, where all eats halala and are mentaly close to them. Recommend

  • wb
    May 21, 2015 - 1:47PM

    This is how you treat terrorists.Recommend

  • May 22, 2015 - 5:49AM

    It is quite unfortunate that large scale immigration is starting to lead to these types of problems around Europe. I blame the politicians that impose these laws and allow for such mass immigration. Of course there will be conflicts such as these! It’s funny how this makes the news, but the thousands of immigrant rapes across Europe get swept under the rug.Recommend

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