A mosque in Germany’s central Goettingen metropolis obtained a letter containing anti-Muslim threats with a Swastika and different neo-Nazi symbols on Thursday.
Mehmet Ibrahimbaş, the Chairman of the mosque affiliation, mentioned the letter contained racist and Islamophobic language and had the neo-Nazi alias “NSU 2.0.”
“Our mosque neighborhood and Muslims in Goettingen are anxious as a result of continued threats of violence,” he mentioned, including that it was the second threatening letter that they had obtained in a number of months.
Anti-Muslim hate letter despatched to the mosque in Goettingen, Germany, Thursday, Might 25, 2023. (IHA Picture)
In September final 12 months, unidentified suspects additionally painted a swastika on the mosque’s wall, run by the Turkish-Muslim umbrella group DITIB.
“NSU 2.0” refers back to the Nationwide Socialist Underground, a neo-Nazi terror group uncovered in 2011 that murdered 10 folks and carried out bomb assaults focusing on immigrants.
Germany has witnessed rising racism and Islamophobia in recent times, fueled by the propaganda of far-right teams exploiting the refugee disaster and trying to stoke concern of immigrants.
In accordance with the most recent knowledge, police registered not less than 610 Islamophobic hate crimes in 2022 throughout the nation.
Some 62 mosques have been attacked between January and December final 12 months, and not less than 39 folks have been injured due to anti-Muslim violence.
The figures additionally included dozens of hate crimes towards Muslims, intimidation, vandalism and property injury.
A rustic of over 84 million folks, Germany has the second-largest Muslim inhabitants in Western Europe after France. It’s house to almost 5 million Muslims, based on official figures.