Black German Pastor for Refugees Steps Down Due to Threats

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network

( –– Two members of the conservative party of Chancellor Angela Merkel were linked to a spate of verbal racist attacks against an African priest who ministered to refugees fleeing oppressive African regimes.

Father  Ndjimbi-Tshiende resigned because of threats
Father Ndjimbi-Tshiende resigned because of threats from two members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party.

The two resigned their posts but it didn’t end there for the Catholic priest from the Congo. Father Ndjimbi-Tshiende stepped down this week after receiving death threats and racist abuse from anonymous sources.

Father-Tshiende, 66, told shocked parishioners of his decision during a church service on Sunday in Zorneding, a small town near Munich.

One caller told Father Ndjimbi-Tshiende to “go to Auschwitz” after he spoke up for Eritrean war refugees in Germany. It was the latest incident in a growing wave of abuse and violence directed against migrants and refugees in Germany.

“You cannot imagine what I have experienced here,” he told a Munich newspaper. “The pressure is too great and I am tired.”

The dispute erupted after Sylvia Bohrer, the local chair of her party, described the refugees as ‘invaders.’ Later, Bohrer’s deputy described the priest as “unser Neger” — which translates as “our nigger” or “our Negro.” Both Bohrer and her deputy have since resigned.

Hate speech in Germany is a punishable offense and police are now investigating a possible crime against Father Ndjimbi-Tshiende.



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