You mean they weren’t radical Christians? I’m shocked.

BERLIN: A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists who slashed his tongue when he refused to convert, German police said on Thursday. The student was attacked on Christmas eve when he was on the way to his place in Bonn.

The men enquired about his religion and asked him to convert to Islam, warning him that they would cut his tongue if he refused to do so, Der Spiegel reported.

The student, who was not identified, told the police that he was attacked by two men from behind after he ignored them. The attackers beat him up, slashed his tongue and fled in a car. Police spokesman did not give details of injuries but said the information that the victim gave was credible.

A passerby found the student and called an ambulance. The student was admitted to a local hospital and was released a day later.

The Bonn police’s department for politically motivated crimes is investigating.

It is not the first time this year that Bonn has hit the headlines as a result of possible Islamist activity. In May, a Salafist was arrested after stabbing two police officers during a counter-demonstration against a display of caricatures of the Prophet by a local right-wing populist party.