September 17, 2012

Painful

Not physically painful for me but it has been for my dad. I still can't grasp the whole story...

I called my parents last weekend because I was finally able to hand in my dissertation and cleared my head. After a little chitchat with both, my mom suddenly asked me, if my dad has already told me? I thought it was about the house but no... My dad was beaten up by his neighbors, by the father, mother and oldest son of a family of 11 children, because he complained about their noise. These neighbors are asylum seekers from Libya. Three against one. And my dad is not like all the old Chinese guys in TV who all know martial arts and are able to fight against a whole army of people. He's small, old, and not the fittest. His nose is broken, he's got several bruises and contusions. They pushed him to the ground, there was blood everywhere and even the mother hit him with her slipper... It's like a scene from a movie...

I can't even describe how angry and upset I am right now...

My dad isn't even the first victim. Last year (I think it was last year) two of the boys (under aged twins) beat up a younger boy on a playground or parking lot. It was in the news as well. But nothing happened because they were minors.

I hope this time, it's different. My dad pressed charges against them. This time, they are all adults and can be hold fully responsible. I hope they will be sent back to where they come from because they don't fit into our society. Where they used to live, this might be normal behavior to solve their conflicts but it certainly isn't in Germany. And I highly doubt, beating up an old man with three people is considered okay in any freaking country... We don't even wanna know what those other countries would do to them... Seriously.

Now see, my parents own a hotel and restaurant in a small town here in Germany. Therefore, it is extremely important that it's quiet for the guests who are mostly old. My dad has complained like a million times in the past 10 years or so. The atmosphere is tense... Somehow the neighbors got so much money for their children that it was possible to buy a house right next to my parents. Of course they got it cheaper because of the amount of children and because they are poor. Only I didn't even know asylum seekers were allowed to OWN a freaking house in Germany. The children are highly uneducated. I've heard from my firmer teachers that they don't listen to female teachers because they are women... You know that kind of people... The parents' view of education is some beating at times and leaving the kids by themselves on the other days. As soon as they leave school, they get married and get more babies. I don't even know if the oldest girl finished high school. None of them is allowed to work because they are asylum seekers and as if they could find any work, as uneducated as they are.

Under the law, my dad is German and even if he wasn't, how would it be possible for asylum seekers to stay after such violent behavior about nothing...

I wonder if they will be sent back because otherwise my belief in the German constitutional state would certainly be shattered. Germans are terribly careful when it comes to demanding foreigners to leave Germany because they don't want to be mistaken for racists. This is not racism. This is what Germany is supposed to do with people who do not want to adapt, who violate the law. Send them away... They do nothing for this country. No working, no tax. Not even being part of the society.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my god, this is terrible!
    I hope your father's injuries are healing soon!

    And I am shocked again and again what some people think they can do in a country that welcomed them!
    Occurrences like this make me always so furious!

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  2. Omg I cannot believe something like this could happen. this is so shocking! I hope your father gets well soon and the charges your dad pressed against them does something, because they really need to know that this is not right!!

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  3. Guten Morgen Chinita!

    Ich denke nicht dass diese Familie aus Deutschland "weggeschickt" wird. Auch wenn das Verhalten definitiv NICHT AKZEPTIERBAR ist - viele Fälle in der Vergangenheit haben gezeigt, dass so ein Vorfall leider noch nicht ausreicht um solche Menschen zurück in ihr Heimatland zu schicken.

    Mich regt sowas mittlerweile auch extrem auf. Und wenn man sich dann wegen solcher Leute beschwert, dann heißt es meistens gleich "du Rassist". Nun bin ich wirklich kein Rassist, mein Freund ist auch nicht in Deutschland geboren - und ich habe wirklich nichts gegen Menschen aus anderen Ländern. Aber ich habe definitiv etwas gegen Menschen, die es einfach nicht schaffen sich der Kultur und den Vorschriften des Landes, in dem sie wohnen, anzupassen. Ich verlange ja nicht dass diese Leute perfekt Deutsch sprechen und sich unseren religiösen Bräuchen anpassen - aber der Wille sich gegenseitig zu akzeptieren und zu respektieren zählt!

    Deinem Papa aber auf alle Fälle gute Besserung...hoffe er ist schnell wieder auf den Beinen!

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  4. Thank you everybody for your comments! My dad is feeling better now. But unfortunately, we haven't heard any news from the police or prosecutors... Maybe after Christmas said the lady from the police department.

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