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26 Jan, 2015

‘Muslims, mosques targeted in Germany’

The chairman of Germany’s Central Council of Muslims says Muslims and mosques are being increasingly targeted in the country following the rise of Islamophobia in Europe.

“Insults against Muslims, often women with a headscarf, vandalism against mosques and violence against imams have become a daily occurrence,” said Aiman Mazyek on Saturday.

Mazyek held the right-wing PEGIDA group accountable for the increasing number of attacks on Muslims and Islamic sites, saying the movement has “led directly to the lowering of many people’s inhibitions about discriminating against and attacking Muslims.”

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