A group of Muslims migrants from Chechnya allegedly ambushed a group of Yazidi refugees in Germany, leaving many injured Yazidis, a number needing hospitalization. Although initial reports from Germany called the incident, which involved more than 100 people, a random fight, an organization named Yazidis International says that the fight was a setup, with the Chechens lying in wait for the Yazidis with knives and baseball bats.
Only Yazidis were injured. One Yazidi suffered a skull fracture, another a head injury and at least one other a serious stab wound.
Although there were threats of revenge, police kept the two groups apart and are considering ways to continue to do so in the future.
Reports out of Germany show that many non-Muslim refugees have been subjected to violence and other abuse from Muslim migrants.
In other news, a recent report from Germany’s investigative police agency showed a sharp increase in the number of potential violent Islamists being tracked by the agency.
The numbers rose from 270 in January of 2015 to 497 today.
In addition, the agency is also following 339 additional Islamists who the police feel are sympathetic to or capable of assisting terrorists.
In Austria, intelligence officials are also warning of a rise in suspected Islamists in the country, particularly with individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.