Scared Syrian refugees stuck in east Germany mull leaving

Source: The Local

Scared Syrian refugees stuck in east Germany mull leaving

One had a beer bottle flung at him on a train. Another was woken at midnight as three men holding wooden slats rang his doorbell. A third had her headscarf pulled off by a stranger in the street.A year after they arrived in Germany seeking refuge from war, some Syrians say they have experienced so much animosity that they are contemplating leaving.The trouble is, they have landed in the eastern state of Saxony – a flashpoint zone home to the Islamophobic Pegida movement that has seen a spate of racist hate crimes.”It’s too scary here,” said Fares Kassas, victim of the train aggression.”The man threw the bottle just as the door was closing and the train left the station. There was nothing I could do,” said Kassas, who has obtained refugee status in Germany but is now contemplating leaving for Turkey, where his parents are living.

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