Rise in Anti-Muslim Sentiment across Germany

 

A recent report by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) has revealed rising anti-Muslim sentiments across Germany in the fields of education, the media, law, and the internet.

According to the report written by Alexandra Lewicki, an expert in political sociology, anti-Muslim tendencies in Germany have been gradually increasing since 2015 and are affecting a variety of Muslims, as the number of attacks on Muslims and refugee shelters has quadrupled since 2015.

"Until 2014, 199 attacks on refugee shelters were recorded. However, in 2015, the number of attacks reached 1,031 by quadrupling," the report said, indicating that the number of attacks reached its maximum level in 2016.

Stating that even though the Germen Federal Police, (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) announced that the number of attacks on Muslim foundations is approximately one to two per week, the report said the actual number of attacks against Muslims is higher since the exact number of attacks has not been reported.

 

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