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A mosque in Germany’s western Duisburg city on Tuesday received a letter with Islamophobic and racist remarks for the third time.

The letter, sent to the Muradiye Mosque, included severe insults against Turks and Muslims.

Ramazan Ceylan, the chairman of the mosque administration, said: “We carry out our activities within the framework of social responsibility and try to contribute to the society in Germany. The perpetrators of the hate letters which were sent before could not...

An unidentified arsonist caused considerable damage to a mosque in Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, but there were no casualties, the head of the mosque said Thursday.

The head of Itzehoe’s Great Mosque Society Kenan Karagol told Anadolu Agency that the attack took place at 2 a.m. local time (0000GMT) when the assailant set fire to a trash dumpster and cartons outside the building, leading to significant property damage but the fire extinguished itself before it grew.

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German police recorded 188 Islamophobic crimes in the second quarter of this year, the country's Interior Ministry has said.

At least 15 mosques were attacked between April and June, and dozens of Muslims were physically assaulted or verbally harassed on the street or in a public place. Nine of them were injured in these attacks.

The ministry released the latest figures in response to a parliamentary question by the opposition Left Party.

While criminal investigations...

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced ten EU countries would take in a share of 400 unaccompanied minors from Greece. The EU is also set to propose a new agreement on migration and asylum in the bloc.

Germany is expected to take in 100 to 150 unaccompanied minors, after a fire left thousands homeless at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island Lesbos, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced on Friday in Berlin.

In addition to Germany, France and eight other EU...

The coach, who was not named, has had his contract terminated "by mutual agreement", the German league and cup champions said in a statement late Monday.

The sacking is "the first result of an internal survey currently under way" at the youth training academy, it added.

Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said last week he was "furious" after hearing of the allegations, first reported by the ARD broadcaster.

The coach is accused of making racist and other...

A cook has gone on trial in Cologne accused of sexually abusing his baby daughter, in Germany's biggest post-war paedophile investigation.

Police say tens of thousands of people in paedophile networks viewed the pictures that Jörg L, 43, posted on the Swiss secure messaging service Threema.

A raid on his home last October in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, led police to investigate dozens more alleged paedophiles.

His wife will testify against him.

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Authorities in western Germany are investigating 30,000 people suspected of taking part in a child abuse network.

Peter Biesenbach, Justice Minister for the North Rhine-Westphalia state, told reporters on Monday that the investigation's findings so far were "extremely disturbing".

"We need to recognise that child abuse is more widespread online than we previously thought", he added.

The probe was launched in October after police arrested a man in Bergisch Gladbach, near...

The 'Kentler Project' in West Berlin routinely placed homeless children with pedophile men, assuming they'd make ideal foster parents. A study has found the practice went on for decades.

Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his "experiment." Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make especially loving foster parents, Kentler argued.

A study conducted by the university of Hildesheim has found...

As Black Lives Matter protests persist worldwide, a German study reveals that discrimination against people based on their ethnic origin has increased. The report warns of serious consequences for society.

Ever since the violent death of an African-American man, George Floyd, at the hands of police two weeks ago, a wave of protests has been rolling across the US.

Many people in Germany were also shocked by footage in which he is seen in mortal agony while being subjected to...

In Germany, a letter was sent to three mosques in the cities of Munich and Duisburg under the Religious Affairs Turkish-Islamic Union (DITIB), with piggy pictures and insulting statements.

Letters were sent to the DITIB Central Mosque in Munich on the first day of the Ramadan Feast, on the second day, on the Duisburg Mosque, on the second day, and to the Duisburg Central Mosque on the third day, with letters containing heavy insults on the religion and values of Islam.

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espite COVID-19 measures, members of Germany's anti-Muslim and xenophobic Pegida movement held a demonstration approved by the Dresden authorities on Monday evening.

However, only 15 members were allowed to take part in the demonstration in the eastern city in the state of Saxony. Under police supervision, they gathered behind a barrier, while an estimated several dozen supporters stood far apart from them.

An estimated 30 counter-demonstrators also gathered at a distance from...

Germany may run into a shortage of critical medical equipment and hospital capacity even though the country has done relatively well in combating the coronavirus so far, scientists and politicians warned Sunday.

“We can’t rule out we’ll have more patients in need of ventilators than equipment,” Lothar Wieler, president of the public health group, Robert Koch Institute, told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. The country “clearly has to acknowledge that capacities...

A bullet letter and a gun bullet were sent to a mosque in the town of Röthenbach near Nuremberg, Germany.

“You will never be safe” statement was stated in the letter of threats sent to the Röthenbach Mosque, which is affiliated with DITIB.

DITIB Röthenbach Mosque Association President Recep Çalık said in the statement that they opened the letter, when the letter sent by mail in the morning was left to the administration room by the official.

Çalık said, “When our friends...

Shots were fired at a building complex housing a hookah (or shisha) bar in the German city of Stuttgart on Saturday, police have said.

An unknown perpetrator shot at a window at the entrance to the building and at the window of the hookah bar, which was closed at the time.

Police said that one bullet pierced the window of the bar, while the other withstood the attack.

It is not known when the shooting took place. The damaged windows were discovered on Saturday afternoon...

German teens continue to share highly violent, extremist and illegal content on online chat group platforms like WhatsApp, according to a report published Wednesday by newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe. The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) pointed out the danger of teen chat groups, calling them "radical and brutal."

"Most of the time, the videos included music and commentary that they thought was funny," Markus Koths, head of the BKA's cybercrime unit told Funke...