Moments before the would-be assassin tried to kill the mayor of this small and picturesque riverside town in the Sauerland hills of western Germany, he told him why. He was thirsty, he said, as he pressed a foot-long butcher’s knife to the mayor’s throat. But rather than help his fellow German, the mayor had taken in hundreds of refugees.
"He Survived a Stabbing. Now This German Mayor is Defiantly Refusing to Back Down on Refugees." is from the December 17, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.