Refugees From War-Torn Syria Claim Racism In Germany Is So Extreme They Want To GO HOME
Posted on: 09/24/2015 06:03 AM

Isn't it beautiful?

-Germany has been gripped by a spate of anti-Muslim rallies and violence
-Nation has seen record numbers of asylum seekers this year fleeing Syria
-One refugee said racist attacks left him so scared he plans to return home

Refugees from war-torn Syria claim racism in Germany has become so extreme they want to go home as a growing anti-Muslim movement sees soaring attacks on foreigners.

The nation has been gripped by a spate of anti-foreigners rallies, violence and arson attacks against refugee homes or would-be shelters as hundreds of thousands seek refuge in the country.

This year has already seen about 200 arson and other attacks against refugee housing while support for anti-Muslim movement, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA), has been growing.

Refugees line up to apply for asylum in front of the reception center for refugees in Berlin, Germany

Refugees From War-Torn Syria Claim Racism In Germany Is So Extreme They Want To GO HOME

The growing tensions between citizens and refugees mean some asylum seekers are so scared of attacks they are considering going home.

Taher arrived in Germany a month ago, risking his life to fleeing the atrocities of war-torn Syria and making the long, difficult journey across the Mediterranean.

But in a shocking admission, the 27-year-old said he had already been attacked by a gang, who piled out of a car and hit him, and has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany.

'I want to return to Syria - very afraid here,' he said in broken English this week, speaking outside a refugee centre in the small eastern town of Freital, which has gained national notoriety for ugly protests against asylum seekers.


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