Iraqi migrant who bought a T-shirt saying ‘I’m Muslim, don’t panic’ is hospitalised by three Islamic asylum seekers who thought he was insulting their religion
- The 23-year-old bought T-shirt for a joke near his asylum home in Berlin
- But his fellow Muslim refugees failed to see funny side and beat him up
- Three angry Muslims ‘ripped up the T-shirt and ran off’, two later arrested
An asylum seeker who jokingly wore a T-shirt saying ‘I’m Muslim, don’t panic’ was so savagely beaten by his fellow refugees that he had to be rushed to hospital.
The 23-year-old Iraqi had thought that his fellow Islamic asylum seekers would see the funny side, but instead they accused him of offending their religion and decided to teach him a painful lesson.
The man was attacked in the evening as he returned to his asylum seeker home in Berlin, Germany wearing the T-shirt which he had just bought.
He was allegedly confronted by three angry Muslims who ripped up the T-shirt and ran off after beating him.
Two of the alleged attackers, a 27-year-old from Syria and a 33-year-old from Lebanon, were later arrested on charges of aggravated GBH.
Police said a report would be prepared for prosecutors.