WOW: Another German Mosque Set on Fire
CAIRO – Amid unprecedented escalation of arson attacks targeting German mosques, a new mosque in Bad Salzuflen in the in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, has been set on fire, raising concerns about a rise in Islamophobia and racism.
“We investigate with high pressure in all directions,” a police spokesman was quoted by Die Welt.
The attack occurred when unidentified arsonists sat the front door of the mosque on fire last Saturday, October 11.
The fire burnt the mosque, at the entrance floor of a building, along with three other apartments in the same floor.
Fire department has reportedly saved nine people, three of them were children, the sources said.
Suspected arson attacks on mosques attended by Turks in Germany raises concerns about a rise in Islamophobia and racism.
In Germany alone 81 attacks targeting mosques have been carried out since 2012.
Meanwhile, 219 attacks were carried out between 2001 and 2012, reflecting a worrying anti-Muslim trend that targeted the religious minority across Europe.
In the Netherlands, four suspects attempted to attack a mosque
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