20-year-old suspect arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq
German authorities are seeking the extradition of Iraqi asylum seeker Ali Bahar, 20, suspected of raping and murdering a 14-year-old Jewish girl. Bahar, who allegedly committed the crime with another refugee, was arrested by the Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq after he fled the country, Germany’s Ministry of Interior disclosed.
Susanna, a resident of Mainz, near Frankfurt, went missing two weeks ago and was found buried near a refugee shelter, German police revealed Wednesday.
German newspaper BILD reported the details of the crime:
On Thursday, Ali Bashar left the country in haste from the refugee shelter in Wiesbaden, taking his family along with him (mother, father and five siblings). Today we know why: The young refugee was fleeing the German justice system. He is strongly suspected of raping and murdering 14-year-old Susanna—aided by a 35 year-old Turkish national.
The mother of the girl reported her missing two weeks ago. The police found the body on Wednesday, buried near the railway tracks, close to the refugee shelter in Erbenheim district of Wiesbaden. [Translation by the author]
Many of the German news outlets covering the crime did not mention the Jewish identity of the victim. The Berlin-based Jewish daily Jüdische Allgemeine disclosed the background of the victim. “Rabbis and the Jewish community responded to the death of Susanna with deep sorrow and shock,” the newspaper said.
“I am appalled, sad and speechless as one can possibly be over Susanna’s brutal death,” Aharon Ran Vernikovsky, the local rabbi told Jüdische Allgemeine.
Shocked and speechless”
The Jewish community mourns Susanna F. – According to investigators, the 14-year-old was murdered by an “ asylum seeker”. https://t.co/9XFRRslvmM. Es gibt so viel zu sagen. lieber schweigen und trauern.
— Emmanuel Nahshon (@EmmanuelNahshon) June 7, 2018
German newspaper BILD placed the blame squarely on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. The newspaper called on the government to issue an apology to the bereaved parents of 14-year-old Susanna:
The only thing worse than the murder of a child is the murder of the child by a perpetrator who is not supposed to even be in the country. When parents lose a child through such a heinous crime, the government must be in a position to say, with full conviction, that it undertook every possible step to protect the child.
No, we can’t say that anymore. In recent months, too many children—and not only children—have been murdered by people who were not supposed to be in the country in the first place. People who had no right to be in our country under the rule of law, but they were here anyway. People who lied and cheated while entering the country and were allowed to come in. Violent criminals who should have been deported for their crimes and stayed here in spite of that. [Translation by the author]
The news of the crime caused an uproar in the German parliament, or Bundestag, after an attempt by the right-wing AfD party parliamentarians to observe a minute of silence for the murdered teen on Friday. In a video posted on online by the AfD parliamentary group, several Bundestag members could be heard heckling during the minute of silence.
“Establishment parties interrupt a minute of silence being observed for Susanna,” German-language blogger David Berger reported. “A minute of silence over the rape and murder of Susanna, called by the AfD party during its speaking time, was interrupted by shouts and terminated by Claudia Roth [a Green Party member and vice president of the Bundestag].”
“Apparently, no freedom of speech or silence in Germany,” Berlin-based writer Orit Arfa wrote on Twitter responding to incident in the Bundestag.
Apparently, no freedom of speech OR silence in #Germany. Shame on Claudia Roth! #Susanna. Bundestag: Altparteien stören Gedenkminute für Susanna, Claudia Roth unterbricht Gedenken https://t.co/XqROayMq8u via @DrDavidBerger
— Orit Arfa (@Oritar) June 8, 2018
The issue of migrant crime is touchy for the establishment parties in Germany, all of which supported Merkel’s open borders policy for illegal migrants.
Chancellor Merkel, who previously refused to admit the connection between mass migration from Muslim countries and growing antisemitism in Germany, was forced to denounce what she described as a “different type of antisemitism” surfacing in Germany following series of antisemitic attacks in April.
Jews are not the only victims of this imported hate and crime. Since Chancellor Merkel opened Germany’s borders in the autumn of 2015, asylum-seekers have been implicated in several high-profile rapes and murders in the country. Jewish and Christian students in schools are targeted for bullying by their Muslim peers for the simple crime of being “non-believers,” according to German media reports. Official government statistics and studies have clearly identified illegal migrants as leading factor being the rising crime wave in Germany.
German political class refuses to acknowledge the deteriorating law and order situation caused by the migrant influx, let alone take responsibility for their failed policies that have led to it.
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