A mosque in the German city of Cologne was attacked yesterday by three unidentified people, who caused considerable damage to the service building of the mosque.
The Chorweiler Mosque, run by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), was targeted by three perpetrators who caused serious physical damage and broke the donation boxes. Security cameras recorded that the attackers damaged the administration room and service building, broke the donation boxes and ran away. An investigation was launched into the attack.
Germany's Turkish-Muslim community last Wednesday had called on authorities to take stronger action against far-right extremists amid a growing number of threats and attacks targeting mosques and community institutions.
Kazım Türkmen, the chairman of the DİTİB, underlined that despite an increase in anti-Muslim crimes in recent years, perpetrators often go unpunished.