Christians and muslims clashing in asylum camps- German authorities interfare
Stuttgart officials, Germany, are working hand in hand to provide better accommodations for the Christian refugees following continued clashes with Muslim occupants in local asylum centers.
Stuttgart's city council recently voted to have 30 Middle Eastern Christian immigrants transported to a new asylum center after they clashed with Muslim immigrants staying in the same area.
The decision to move the Christians came after a petition with 17,000 signatures demanding the Christians be protected, reporting claims of Bibles and crucifixes being vandalized by their Muslim neighbors , amid other stories of discrimination.
'We call on the city to make it possible for them to have a communal place for Christians and protect them from further threats and attacks which they are suffering in the central gathering place for asylum seekers," the petition said.
There have been numerous reports of confrontations between immigrants since Europe's massive migrant crisis began last year.
just earlier this month, police in Germany distributed leaflets explaining proper etiquette at public pools after there were reports of young men groping German women.
"There have been complaints of sexual harassment and chatting-up going on in this swimming pool by groups of young men, and this has prompted some women to leave the premises," Schnapka, who heads the social affairs department in Bornheim, told BBC News earlier this month.
There were also reports of 80 sexual assaults on women in the German city of Cologne on New Year's Eve.
The incident was denounced by several country leaders, including Justice Minister Heiko Maas, who said the country "won't tolerate these abhorrent assaults on women – all those responsible must be brought to justice".
Some have criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel's approach to the immigrant crisis as being too lax, with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warning earlier this month that the chancellor's policy is not sustainable in the long run.