Germany: Police reports 578 Islamophobic crimes in 2018

14th Dec 2018
Germany: Police reports 578 Islamophobic crimes in 2018

By Ayhan Simsek

 

BERLIN (AA): German police recorded 578 hate crimes against Muslims between January and September this year, according to figures released on Thursday.

At least 40 Muslims were injured in the attacks which were mostly carried out by far-right extremists, the Interior Ministry said in response to a parliamentary question.

Islamophobic crimes registered by the police included insulting, threatening letters, physical assaults and attacks against mosques.

The opposition Left Party, which submitted the parliamentary question, has warned against growing hate campaign and violence against Muslims in the country.

Some 27 Muslims were injured in attacks between January and September last year.

Germany has witnessed growing Islamophobia and hatred of migrants in recent years triggered by propaganda from far-right and populist parties, which have exploited fears over the refugee crisis and terrorism.

[Archive photo: 100s of anti-Islam Pegida supporters on Theaterplatz square in Dresden, Germany on 26 October, 2015. Photographer: Emin Avundukluoglu/AA]

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