Thursday, November 4, 2010

(BLOG) From Berlin Gangland Youth To IDF Spokesman

"Arye Sharuz Shalicar grew up on the mean streets of Berlin in a sea of Muslim immigrants and had one choice: fight or flight.

At school he was called a 'bloody Jew' who 'deserved to die,' while youths on the streets threatened to beat him up because of his religious belief.

This was not 1930s Germany. Shalicar grew up in 1990s Berlin, in the predominantly Muslim district of Wedding, where the children of Turkish and Arabic immigrants engaged in gang warfare and the Berlin Wall was simply another surface to spray graffiti on.

The 33-year-old now lives in Israel, where he is an army spokesman. Last week, he returned on a rare visit to Germany, where his book has just been published, documenting his violent teenage years in inner city Berlin."

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