The mother of a girl murdered by an Iraqi asylum seeker, Diana Feldmann, has defended her harsh criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Feldmann had written on Facebook after the death of her daughter: “The blood of my daughter has stained the hands of Mrs Merkel”, a direct reference to Merkel’s open-border asylum policy.
In the conversation with the Jerusalem Post Magazine , the mother justified her attack on Merkel. “I wrote everything from my soul – in direct language like a mother would write and feel.”
She said Merkel would not understand that, “because she herself has no children,”. Feldmann added: “She does not know what it means to lose a child.”
After the death of her daughter, she now sees social developments in a different light. She also blamed herself: “Children are already told from kindergarten: make friends with foreign children! I taught my children that.”
She said it should come as no surprise if eventually teenagers hang out with “these people” as soon as they reach puberty.
According to Feldmann, “I do not want my daughter to be abused for politics, but you always have to keep your eyes open.” She says she wants to make sure that the rapist and murderer of her daughter, Ali Bashar, remains in prison forever.
In the conversation Feldmann also reported that Muslims celebrated the horrendous crime on social networks because Susanna was Jewish. “They celebrate Ali B even more than Erdogan – because he killed a Jewess, a ‘Jewish slut’.”
She nevertheless believes that Bashar had not known about the girl’s Jewish background at the time of the crime.
The district court Gera has meanwhile issued a warrant on Sunday evening for manslaughter against a 23-year-old Afghan who allegedly killed an 87-year-old pensioner. According to the police, the suspect has been taken into pre-trial detention at a correctional facility.
The self-employed pensioner was found dead by police officers in the basement of a multi-family house in Jena-Winzerla during the night from Saturday to Sunday. A large search operation finally led to the arrest of the asylum seeker in front of a shopping center in Erfurt.
The alleged perpetrator and the victim knew each other. The Afghan was the neighbour of the elderly woman. Relatives reported the woman as missing to the police on Friday night because they had not heard from her for two days. Officials finally made the grisly discovery in the basement of the apartment building.
Instead of condemning the act, SPD Mayor Friedrich-Wilhelm Gebhardt warned against an “instrumentalisation” by conservatives.
Gebhardt told the Ostthüringer Zeitung: “I do not want to have the same instrumentalisation as in Chemnitz.”