A German officer allegedly force-fed rotten pork to a Muslim Moroccan refugee and shared a video of it on WhatsApp.
— DW (English) (@dw_english) May 18, 2015
The officer was accused of targetting a 19-year-old Morrocan man who was detained for not having a ticket whilst travelling on a train and carrying small amounts of marijuana.
The police officer was also been accused of bragging about the brutal assaults in text messages and videos that he shared with his friends.
In March, last year, the officer had bragged in a text message about beating, strangling and sticking his fingers up the nose of a 29-year-old Afghan man whose feet were cuffed after he was detained for not carrying ID papers.
In one WhatsApp message, quoted by NDR, the policeman wrote:
“I knocked him away. An Afghan. With an immigration ban. Stuck my finger up his nose. And he choked. It was funny. And dragged him in shackles through the (police) station. It was so great. Squealed like a pig. It was a gift from Allah.”
Human rights group Pro Asyl condemned the alleged incidents as “an appalling level of racism and inhumanity”.
Reactions have swept the internet:
when #germanpolice told my romanian partner to "go back to where he came from". -like what?! the european union? like here!? COOL,asshole!!
— dertinger (@LAUTschrift) November 25, 2014
— gunsta33 (@gunsta33) May 19, 2015
— ልዩ – Leyou (@anchihoye) May 19, 2015
Absolutely disgraceful!!!! MUSLIM REFUGEE FORCED TO EAT ROTTEN PORK BY GERMAN POLICE OFFICER http://t.co/Mk1drO4HfQ
— Shaira (@shairka_s) May 18, 2015
In a case, reported by German broadcaster NDR, a shackled Moroccan man was allegedly forced to eat rotten pork off d floor at a police statn
— Temi-Tope (@MaMoTeE_Elijah) May 18, 2015
CAN U IMAGINE A MUSLIM BEING FORCED TO EAT PORK? http://t.co/LPzrcWzVJo
— Major Errands (@MajorErrands) May 19, 2015
German police abused Afghan and Moroccan refugees, forced them to eat pork meat. Welcome to Pegida land http://t.co/H5nMApSBT0
— Emran Feroz (@Emran_Feroz) May 18, 2015
We were shocked when we heard. Racism should not be tolerated on any front. By any human being. For any reason.