To islamister henvendte seg til en inder på en gate i Bonn og spurte hvilken tro han tilhørte. Da de hørte han ikke var muslim sa de han måtte omvende seg, eller få tungen skåret ut. Mannen ble funnet ille tilredt av forbipasserende.

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According to the victim, he was approached by two men who asked him what his religion was before demanding that he convert to Islam. Otherwise, the men said, he was an infidel and his tongue would have to be cut out. Then, as the man tried to walk away, the two assailants attacked him from behind, the victim told police. A passerby happened across the bleeding victim and called an ambulance. He was treated at the hospital and then released.

Police investigators believe the man’s story to be credible and also believe that the incident could indeed have been the work of Islamists. He described the perpetrators as having long beards but no moustaches, a style often preferred by Salafists. There were, however, no witnesses to the attack and police are currently searching for suspects.