A man who was denied asylum in Germany was arrested there for allegedly killing his girlfriend.
Ahmad G., 18, was still in the country as he appealed the decision to deport him.
Ahmad got into a fight with his girlfriend Mireille B. because she refused to wear a headscarf, reported The Daily Mail.
German law prohibits naming people in a court case.
He stabbed her to death on Monday night in the city of Flensburg, police officers said.
A close friend of Mireille told Bild that the couple started dating in January 2016, but things began to change when she refused to convert to Islam.
“Ahmad was a jealous rooster who always wanted to control her. They have been an item since January 2016 but there were constant rows. He insisted she convert to Islam and always wear a headscarf,” the friend said.
“She wasn’t sure. Whenever she went scarfless there was trouble. Mi told me that he fled alone from Afghanistan and had a great longing for his family. He’s supposed to have a job in a civil engineering company. Once when I met with her he called her every two minutes on her phone demanding to know what was happening,” the friend added.
A spokesman for the Public Prosecutor’s Office said that Ahmad arrived in Germany in 2015 from Afghanistan unaccompanied by adults.
The killer allegedly admitted that a fight over Islam and the headscarf led to the murder.
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Germany has been slammed with asylum seekers for several years, with a peak of 745,545 asylum applications being lodged in 2016, reported The Local. Most asylum seekers are men, with the figure in 2016 reported as two in every three being male.
More applications were rejected over time but, according to Suddeutsche Zeitung, almost 50 percent of those who appealed a rejection were ultimately granted asylum.
However, Politico noted in January 2018 that the German Interior Ministry released numbers showing that the number of asylum seekers in the country had dropped by about one-third between 2016 and 2017.
The figures showed that 186,644 people arrived in the country and sought asylum, compared to 280,000 in 2016 and 890,000 in 2015 (many of those who arrived in 2015 didn’t file for asylum until the next year).
“The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees [BAMF] is no longer busy dealing with the consequences of the crisis,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said in a statement. “BAMF can now turn its attention to the tasks of the future.”