Syria refugees rescued anti-immigrant German politician after car crash.

Syrian Refugees Helped Rescue Far-Right Anti-Immigrant German Politician After Car Crash

Syrian Refugees Helped Rescue Far-Right Anti-Immigrant German Politician After Car Crash

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March 22 2016 5:12 PM

Syrian Refugees Helped Rescue Far-Right Anti-Immigrant German Politician After Car Crash

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Buedingen, Germany, the city where the incident reportedly took place.

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Everything everywhere isn't entirely awful, AFP reports:

A German neo-Nazi politician who crashed his car into a tree was rescued by passing Syrian refugees, German media has reported on Tuesday.
Stefan Jagsch, 29, a member of the National Democratic Party, was badly injured in the crash last week, local newspapers and national news agency DPA said.
The first responders were two Syrian asylum seekers from a passing minibus that stopped at the crash site near the town of Buedingen in the central state of Hesse.

The refugees reportedly pulled Jagsch out of his car and gave him first aid. The city of Büdingen is near Frankfurt; a Slate piece published March 10 noted that right-wing anti-immigrant sentiment has surged in the area despite Frankfurt's reputation as a cosmpolitan city.

As it happens, the biblical area of Samaria (i.e., where the Good Samaritan was from) is part of what we now know as the West Bank, under the administration of the Palestinian Authority. That's not quite Syria, but it's close, and given Palestinians' own history as modern-day refugees, the symbolic resonance is still pretty strong.