An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Xenophobic Germans beat up Indians in Germany…

Does xenophobia go away? Does the fundamentalism go away? Here is a story on how a group of Germans fought with a group of Indian fair-goers in a village and beat them up while the bystanders kept cheering! Living in the US – most do not realize how close-minded most of the western world really is.. specifically the Europe.

A mob attacked a group of Indian fairgoers in a village in the eastern German state of Saxony, German police said.

Eight Indians and four Germans were reported injured. The incident occurred at a village festival in Muegeln.

After a scuffle broke out shortly after midnight in a festival tent, a group of about 50 mostly young Germans apparently pursued a group of Indian visitors, who fled into a pizzeria. The doors of the restaurant were kicked in by the pursuing mob.

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10 Comments
  1. rezwan says

    My personal observations is that the small towns in Eastern parts of Germany have high unemployment rates after shutting down of many dilapidating manufacturing concerns following the reunification of Germany. Almost half of the workforce go to Western parts of the country for jobs. Those who are left behind enjoys social security and lead a frustrated life. The NPD party is gaining grounds here and xenophobia is only a bi-product. Many somehow get the idea that people come to take away their jobs. Actually after the integration of many Eastern European countries in EU there are a flurry of guest workers from this region. As they look alike, the rage is concentrated on the colored people who are easy pickings.

  2. rezwan says

    My personal observations is that the small towns in Eastern parts of Germany have high unemployment rates after shutting down of many dilapidating manufacturing concerns following the reunification of Germany. Almost half of the workforce go to Western parts of the country for jobs. Those who are left behind enjoys social security and lead a frustrated life. The NPD party is gaining grounds here and xenophobia is only a bi-product. Many somehow get the idea that people come to take away their jobs. Actually after the integration of many Eastern European countries in EU there are a flurry of guest workers from this region. As they look alike, the rage is concentrated on the colored people who are easy pickings.

  3. Desh says

    Great observatiions, Rezwan!! Europe is in an unprecedented phase of change…. and people have little idea on how the future will look like as such events have never ever happened in the world – where the poor take away your economic well-being! It had the opposite until now!

  4. Desh says

    Great observatiions, Rezwan!! Europe is in an unprecedented phase of change…. and people have little idea on how the future will look like as such events have never ever happened in the world – where the poor take away your economic well-being! It had the opposite until now!

  5. Anonymous says

    This is crazy, i really don’t understand why should colored people be discriminated. With this act the Germans have proved that they are the biggest jerks

  6. Anonymous says

    This is crazy, i really don’t understand why should colored people be discriminated. With this act the Germans have proved that they are the biggest jerks

  7. Anonymous says

    Hi,
    Almost everything in this world is a by-product!
    It is passing the buck for wrong-doings. You could say the Holocaust was also a by-product. Nothing is an excuse for wrong doing.

  8. Anonymous says

    Hi,
    Almost everything in this world is a by-product!
    It is passing the buck for wrong-doings. You could say the Holocaust was also a by-product. Nothing is an excuse for wrong doing.

  9. Wilder Robert says

    German media report that four of the Indian victims are under investigation now for assault. Looks like they are building up the pressure on the victims. It would be called witness intimidation elsewhere. But in this case, Saxony police seem to have support from the state’s higher-ups.

    Many companies with business in Saxony are also guests in India; here are some:

    http://www.sachsen.de/en/wu/sm

  10. Wilder Robert says

    German media report that four of the Indian victims are under investigation now for assault. Looks like they are building up the pressure on the victims. It would be called witness intimidation elsewhere. But in this case, Saxony police seem to have support from the state’s higher-ups.

    Many companies with business in Saxony are also guests in India; here are some:

    http://www.sachsen.de/en/wu/smwa/economy/industry/vehicle/index.html

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