Sunday, January 30, 2011
Beheading in Kiel
Whether good or bad, one is getting used to such scenes in Germany. A 30-year-old Kurd from Iraq was given a full-blown execution by a group of Lebanese Kurds on Friday behind a bakery in Kiel-Gaarden. The victim first had to kneel down before his tormentors before his throat was slit in cold blood. The head of the local SPD advisory board Bruno Levtzow, however, had nothing better to do than to warn “insistently against hasty generalizations” that might affect “the great majority of law-abiding immigrants unjustly”: “I see the danger that now anyone having black hair will be thrown into the same pot.”
Again on Friday, the Kieler Nachrichten headlined “Knife stabbing in Gaarden: Attorney remains silent” – today, three days later, after more details about the horrible crime are available, the headline reads “A full-blown execution”:
“This was not a stabbing, but a full-blown execution.” With these words, an expert on the Kiel immigrant scene explains why great anxiety has spread among immigrant circles, since a man was murdered in front of a business in the township of Gaarden. The worries are going around that this situation could escalate.
Official posts are as stingy as ever with information about this case; random witnesses of the crime reported to our above-cited informant, however, of a horrible scene. According to them, the victim, a roughly mid-30s Kurd from Iraq allegedly knelt before his pursuers in the area behind the bakery before his throat was slit in cold blood. “Such a thing holds a new quality,” a Turkish resident of Kiel states in horror. This kind of brutal approach brings to mind the methods of the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah and by far crosses the bounds of the normal level of quarrels between clans or cliques.
Meanwhile, the concern that the fatal conflict needs to be explained in the context of a national or ethnic background is unwarranted. According to all of our newspapers, present information deals much more with a crime of passion. About a half year ago, a conflict arose because a deserted husband didn’t want to accept the fact that his the woman who was still his wife had entered a new relationship with the man who has now lost his life.
Sensible forces are meanwhile warning of further escalations. “I detest such actions; these people have nothing to do with our association,” stresses Dr. Hussein Anaissi, head of the Arabian Society in Kiel. He is calling on the prosecuting authorities to proceed with all determination against such brutal expressions of private differences in opinion: “The law must show its full severity here.”
“It can’t be this way,” said the supervisor of the local Gaarden SPD advisory board, Bruno Levtzow. Nobody is allowed to dismiss the law in order to exercise feelings of frustration and jealousy in such barbaric ways, and put the rest of the population in fear and trembling by doing so. In Levtzow’s opinion, the people’s feeling of security is being impaired because the perpetrators are acting in groups and out in the open. However the supervisor insistently warns against hasty generalizations that might unjustly affect the great majority of law-abiding immigrants: “I see the danger that now anybody with black hair will be thrown into the same pot.”
Einzelfaelle.net has more information regarding the progression of events:
We found out from our scout what the police and press are suppressing: In Kiel-Gaarden, an Iraqi Kurd who worked as a hairdresser at the Vinetaplatz was executed by Lebanese Kurds that allegedly were members of the Kiel Miri clan while he was being held down by several individuals. The victim had had an extramarital affair with the wife of the perpetrator! The victim had been asked many times beforehand to put an end to it. At the same time, the wife was the cousin of the husband.
(Photo above: The Iraqi Kurd was executed in the Kiel pedestrian passage between Karlstal and an inner court in Gaarden on Friday / Hat Tip: Michael B / Translation: Anders Denken)