Increase of assaults against mosques and Islamic facilities

Throughout the first six months of 2015, mosques and Islamic facilities have been targets of 23 politically motivated attacks. At the same time, 64 anti-Islamic demonstrations have taken place. Most rallies were organized by right-wing extremist groups. There are no accurate statistics about politically motivated crimes against Muslims as they are not specifically recorded by the police.

The coordination council of Muslims, the trade union of the police and the domestic policy speaker of the left-wing party ´die Linke´ demanded to record and register these type of politically motivated crimes. The speaker of the council of Muslims Nurhan Soykan expressed her concern about the increase of anti-Muslim assaults and warned not to underestimate this topic.