Saturday, December 7, 2013
Munich: Police arrest 30-year-old Jordanian asylum seeker spraying "Allahu Akbar, Holy War" on Renaissance church
Old town - On Thursday afternoon, in the middle of the pre-Christmas shopping rush, a man sprayed the entrance door of the St. Michael church in the pedestrian zone with Arabic characters. "God is great, holy war" the asylum seeker wrote with high-gloss white paint on the door of the Renaissance church.
The police arrested the man.
By chance, passers-by noticed how the man unpacked his spray tin and sprayed the church. The eye witnesses spoke to two police officers who were patrolling between the Christmas market stalls.
The police stopped the sprayer, checked his details and established that he was a 30-year-old asylum seeker from Jordan.
He not only damaged the church. He also infringed his residency obligations. The asylum home where he is accommodated is located in Unterallgäu.
According to police spokesman Damian Kania, after questioning the man, the police put him back on the train to Unterallgäu.
There were three similar acts in Augsburg in the previous week. [See here.] On Wednesday night, the gates of the cathedral, the Ulrich church and the church of Saint Moritz were sprayed with white paint. Here, too, each time, it said in Arabic characters: "Allah is great"