This is a strange case of cultural enrichment in Germany. The alleged perpetrator of the biting incident in Berlin is from Eritrea, but his first name (Daniel) is not generally used by Muslims. He is being pegged as mentally ill, and in this particular case, it may well be an accurate diagnosis, based on the descriptions of his other crimes.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this article from B.Z.:
Berlin: Eritrean bites five-year-old in the face in front of her mother
At the tram stop in front of Berlin’s main train station (center), he picked up a five-year-old child and bit her on the cheek. Now Daniel K. (20) stands before the Berlin Regional Court.
“The tooth marks were on my daughter’s cheek for two days,” says mother Aileen D. (40) as a witness. The biting attack took place on March 15, 2019 at about 4.55 pm.
“We had come by train from Nuremberg, just three minutes in Berlin,” the mother continued. “I waited with my two daughters for the M10. The man approached us smiling, took the little one in his arms. I had the feeling that he thought she was just cute and cuddly. I thought the lifting might be a cultural thing for him. It looked as if he wanted to kiss her. But she cried, he bit.”
This wasn’t the first time that the Eritrean man has arbitrarily attacked strangers on the street. He also attacked a Zalando employee. A month earlier, Anastasia S. (26) had an eerie encounter with the man on Marchlewskistraße in Berlin-Friedrichshain. “I went to work in the morning; he asked for a cigarette,” said the Zalando manager. “When I said I didn’t have cigarettes, he threw stones between my legs and followed me.
In Warsaw Street he picked up and threw a heavy concrete block. “He could have really done something to someone with it,” the witness said. Daniel K. was arrested on that occasion, but he was immediately released again.
Not guilty because of mental illness
He was only remanded in custody in March after the biting attack at the main station. He has been in hospital for two months. He is said not to be guilty due to mental illness.
The public prosecutor’s office is striving for his permanent accommodation in a psychiatric hospital.