AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): More than 800 mosques in Germany were the targets of threats and attacks from 2014 to 2022.
Most of the cases though were not properly investigated.
Brandeilig, an initiative of rights group FAIR International, said in a report on Friday that it recorded nearly 840 incidents of attacks, vandalism and threats between 2014 and 2022.
A detailed analysis of the crimes in 2018 revealed that perpetrators remained unidentified in most of the attacks, fuelling further attacks against Muslim worship sites by neo-Nazis or left-wing extremists.
Among the 120 attacks recorded against mosques in 2018, only in nine cases perpetrators could be identified.
“This rate is a cause for concern,” Brandeilig’s experts stressed, pointing out that in at least 20 cases, which included arson, suspects intended to cause death or great bodily harm.
Brandeilig founded Germany’s first reporting center for attacks on mosques — and its experts say “almost none of the (reported) incidents could be solved.”
Germany, a country of over 83 million people, has the second-largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France.