Mohammad Hussain Rashwani is a Syrian “refugee” who came to Germany for a better life. He is a skilled hairstylist, and found employment working for a woman who owns a hair salon in Herzberg. He did so well that he was touted as a model of successful “integration” in Modern Multicultural Germany.
There was a little integration glitch: Mohammad was unable to resist emulating his namesake, and slit his employer’s throat.
A bloody deed horrified Herzberg (Elbe-Elster) on Wednesday. A salon owner was attacked by her Syrian employee, and gravely injured.
He was regarded the paramount example of successful integration. The Syrian Mohammad H. (39), a master hairstylist who had fled his homeland, started a new life and found work in Herzberg. He was appreciated and popular in the salon of Ilona F. (64). This makes what happened yesterday, Wednesday, even stranger.
As the Prosecution Cottbus confirms, around 6:30 PM Mohammad H. assaulted his boss with a knife, and injured her neck. Another Syrian (22) interfered and “in doing so, prevented worse,” Chief Prosecutor Gernot Bantleon reports. It is yet unclear to the prosecution what sparked the attack. Investigations are ongoing.
The injured woman was taken to hospital. She had to undergo surgery and is in in-patient treatment. Her condition is not critical. Mohammad H. was arrested and will be presented to the committing magistrate today. “We asked for an arrest warrant to be issued for attempted murder,” says Bantleon.
Attempted murder! Why, surely Mr. Rashwani will be sentenced to at least eighteen months in jail if convicted! Even with time off for good behavior, he won’t walk the streets of Germany again until at least the middle of next year…