Volkswagen is ordered to re-instate suspected Islamist the car giant fired after he threatened co-workers and spoke about joining ISIS

Volkswagen is ordered to re-instate suspected Islamist the car giant fired after he threatened co-workers and spoke about joining ISIS, by Allan Hill.

Car giant Volkswagen has been ordered by a German court to reinstate a suspected Islamist militant it fired over fears he might launch a terrorist attack on the company.

Samir B., 30, worked as a tyre fitter at Volkswagen’s plant in Wolfsburg, 55miles east of Hanover, and was fired in 2016 after threatening co-workers and pledging to join ISIS in Syria.

Volkswagen said it had taken the threats against its employees ‘seriously’ and feared he might mount a terror attack at the corporate HQ in Wolfsburg during a meeting of thousands of workers and shareholders. …

Samir B, who had worked for Volkswagen for eight years before his 2016 dismissal, had reportedly threatened colleagues that they would ‘all die’. …

However Samir B sued the car manufacturer for unlawful dismissal, and a judge at Hanover State Employment Court ruled in his favour. The judge said VW had not been able to state that the ‘operational peace’ of the plant had been ‘specifically disturbed.’

The German state can tell the owners of a company whom they can and cannot hire. Just as well it doesn’t get involved in romance.