At least 35 mosques were attacked in Germany last year, with the majority of these offences motivated by anti-Islamic sentiments and right-wing extremism in the country, according to a new report released by Turkish-Muslim group DITIB.
The report, which analyzes hate crimes, threats, and attacks targeting mosques and Islamic organizations in Germany in 2022, says: “Anti-Muslim violence was closely related to social and political developments in the country, as well as public debates about immigrants, Muslims, and Islam.”
Left-wing extremists and followers of the PKK terror group were behind several attacks targeting mosques.
In recent years, Germany has witnessed an increase in racism and anti-Islamic sentiments, fueled by the propaganda of far-right groups and parties.
Germany, with a population of over 84 million people, has the second-largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France. It is home to nearly five million Muslims, according to official figures.