12:21 - March 04, 2018
News ID: 3465310
TEHRAN (IQNA) – German authorities registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and their institutions, including 60 against mosques, in 2017, the Neue Osnabrueckner Zeitung reported on Saturday, citing data provided to lawmakers by the Interior Ministry.

  Almost 1,000 Attacks on Muslims Reported in Germany in 2017


The ministry said 33 people were injured in the attacks, some of which involved pig's blood, the newspaper reported.

No data were available for comparisons because the ministry only began separately collecting data about anti-Islamic attacks - as opposed to anti-migrant attacks - in 2017.

Nearly all those responsible for the attacks were right-wing activists, the data showed, according to the newspaper.

Aiman Mazyek, who heads the Central Council of Muslims, told the paper the number of attacks on Muslims and Muslim facilities was likely much higher given that many authorities were not yet monitoring anti-Islamic incidents specifically and victims often failed to make police reports.



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