35 mosques targeted in Germany by Anti-Islam extremists in 2022, report says

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.

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