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Sixth woman in Berlin attacked by cyclist with acid

Friday, March 17, 2017 2:17
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These could be the actions of some psychopath. However, acid attacks are a hallmark of angry Muslim men in Pakistan, where women have been disfigured in acid attacks for crimes such as rejecting a marriage proposal or being raped. Now there has been a spate of such attacks in Berlin. Is this more of the fruit of Merkel’s open-door immigration policy? It could be. It could also be the cultural influence of importing in Germany massive numbers of men with the kind of contempt and hatred for women that leads to acid attacks: these attitudes could be beginning to rub off on the locals, a la the red-haired Muslim convert in Britain who put up “Sharia patrol” signs warning people to conform with Islamic law, or else.

“Sixth woman in Berlin attacked by cyclist with ‘unknown liquid,’” by Emma Anderson, The Local, March 14, 2017:

A sixth woman has reported being attacked in Berlin by a man on a bicycle with an unknown liquid after other women were similarly sprayed with acid. Now police have a more detailed description of the suspect.

It is not yet known whether the six cases are connected, but the modus operandi appears to be the same: A man on a bicycle rides up to a woman walking at night and sprays her with a liquid.

This is what happened to a 41-year-old walking late on Monday around midnight in the eastern Prenzlauer Berg district, police report.

The woman told police that a man rode by her and sprayed an as of yet unknown substance in the direction of her head. Police said that luckily the woman acted quickly to use her scarf to block the liquid from hitting her, meaning she was left unharmed.

The man then rode away, but the woman was able to give police a description: He was between 35 and  45 years old with light skin, of medium height and a strong-looking build.

He was wearing a black jacket, black trousers, a black baseball cap with a straight brim, and a dark belt bag. His bike is said to have a distinct handlebar.

Police told The Local that it is not yet known what kind of liquid the man used against the woman on Monday, but in four of the five other similar cases, the substance was identified as battery acid.

The first such cases were reported in December when three different women in the Prenzlauer Berg area and nearby Weißensee were injured after being sprayed by a man with a liquid.

One of the women said the cyclist may have used a water gun when he attacked her before midnight. She sustained light injuries and reported feeling burning pain to her face.

Just a few minutes later, another woman was sprayed by someone in the face and as a result went to a doctor.

The next day, a female pedestrian was also sprayed by a cyclist, then ran home to call an ambulance to receive treatment for her eyes.

In these three incidents, police described the man as having a thin build, a dark and wide jacket, and a beige-coloured hat. In at least one of these cases, the substance was identified as battery acid.

In January, a woman’s face was slightly injured by a cyclist spraying liquid at her in Prenzlauer Berg at around 11pm. Police did not have a description of the suspect in this case.

A woman at the end of last month was walking in the eastern district of Friedrichshain around midnight when she was sprayed in the face with what fire services later identified as a kind of acid. She could only describe the man to police as wearing dark clothing.
A police spokeswoman told The Local that this woman had to remain in hospital for a week due to injuries to her face….


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