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Snubbing Xenophobia, German City Elects Pro-Refugee Stabbing Victim as Mayor

Snubbing Xenophobia, German City Elects Pro-Refugee Stabbing Victim as Mayor

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

In a win for tolerance over xenophobia, independent and pro-refugee candidate Henriette Reker—who was stabbed by a violently anti-immigrant constituent during a campaign event just one day prior—scored a decisive victory on Sunday to become the next mayor of the German city of Cologne.

According to Deutsche Welle:

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Germany is doomed. All over but the crying…

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It’s a good thing this happened in Germany. Had it happened in the U.S., the assailant would have had a gun and lots of people would be dead, including Henriette Reker.

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