As regards the suspected perpetrator, the police are not assuming, despite his Turkish MUSLIM origins, that his behavior has an Islamic motivation. (Of course not, why would Jew-hatred ever have anything to do with Islam?)
Islam vs Europe Two women were attacked on Monday evening at swimming baths in Stein. A 23-year-old insulted them, sprayed them with tear gas and performed the “Hitler salute” – apparently because of a Star of David on a neck chain of one of the women.
Already in the swimming area the two women, aged 47 and 48, noticed the later suspect at 9.45 pm as he made fun of them with his 31-year-old companion. In the changing room area the 48-year-old woman encountered the young man yet again. He noticed that she was wearing a religious symbol, a Jewish Star of David, on a chain round her neck.
The 23-year-old, who according to information from the police was a German of Turkish heritage, then insulted her in the most obscene terms and performed the so-called “Hitler salute”. In the swimming baths’ car park the suspect then attacked both women and sprayed tear gas in their face. They then informed the simming bath staff. The women suffered a reddening of the eyes and irritation in the face. A swimming marshal immediately pursued the two men. He was able to find them still in the car park and held them until the police arrived.
The police indicated to our online editorial team that the 48-year-old was believed to be of the Jewish faith and was not just wearing the Star of David as a fashion accessory. (Who wears a Star of David as a fashion accessory?)