By the way: It reminds me of that old Cheech and Chong routine with Sister Mary Elephant. The sister — a nun teaching school in the ghetto — says sternly, “Give me that knife!” Then you hear the KA-CHUNG of a thrown knife embedding itself in the desk, after which the sister says calmly but frostily, “Thank you.”
Germany: Syrians Get Into “Religious” Argument in Integration Class, Stab Each Other
An original translation from Neue Rhein/Ruhr Zeitung:
Argument in the Integration Class: Man Wounded With Knife
December 19, 2017
WESEL. Syrian woman comes into conflict with two men in an integration class; her boyfriend is critically injured afterwards. Homicide Department is investigating.
As a consequence of an argument among the participants in an integration class, on Monday evening around 5pm a 23-year-old was critically wounded by a knife wound in the stomach. The two suspects, a 36-year-old Syrian and a 41-year-old man from Lebanon, were arrested in the early morning hours of Tuesday in their apartments in Wesel by a special police unit. One of the men resisted arrest and was injured during the arrest. He is being treated in hospital, the police announce.
Apparently, it was about religious matters
An argument in the integration class in the community college Ritterstraße. A vocal argument broke out between the two 36 and 41-year-old men, and a further participant of the class. According to NRZ’s information, it was supposedly about religious backgrounds; the women apparently was not wearing a headscarf anymore. There had been a conflict lingering between the involved parties for a while. The head of the class and the chief of the community college, Andreas Brinkmann, tried to appease, and calm down the heated situation.
But the argument continued in front of the community college building. First, a man who is an acquaintance of the Syrian woman was lightly injured in the head by a knife. Over the continuing course of the conflict, the 23-year-old, who is allegedly the boyfriend of the woman, suffered a stab wound in the stomach and was gravely injured. Police established a homicide team. The two suspects were arrested with the support of a special police unit in their apartments in Wesel.
Exact circumstances still not clarified
Police are still investigating the background of the deed, Ramon van der Maat of the Duisburg Police announces. It were still unclear who wounded the victim with the knife.
Community college chief Andreas Brinkmann and his team are shocked by the deed: “We never had anything like that before.” The German language classes at the community college have existed for twelve years; currently there are about 500 participants of different nationalities and religions being taught in 30 classes — in the classes it was, apart from smaller arguments, quiet and peaceful, says Brinkmann.