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The Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) has identified around 770 victims of sexual abuse in the year since it launched a process to review the crimes.

Many of the victims were children cared for in church facilities, but assaults also took place in parishes, Bishop Kirsten Fehrs said on Tuesday at the EKD annual meeting in the city of Dresden.

To expand the participation of victims in the process, the church will set up an advisory council for those affected.

Fehrs also...

Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this week, but growing xenophobia and Islamophobia in especially formerly communist East Germany is seriously threatening the country's national security.

Three decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, German authorities are grappling with the rise of far-right ideology in the eastern part of the country.

The most damning evidence is the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which crept...

Politicians from across Germany's political spectrum are calling on Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to swiftly act on its plans to combat right-wing extremism and hate crimes, according to several reports published Monday.

The calls for change came after news that former Green party heads Cem Özdemir and Claudia Roth were sent death threats by a neo-Nazi group the latest in a long list of federal, state and local politicians who have been threatened in recent weeks.

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Germany's Muslim community is "not feeling safe enough" amid growing Islamophobia in the country, a German Muslim leader told Anadolu Agency (AA) in Berlin on Friday.

"This year we had more than 80 attacks on mosque communities in Germany. The security situation is very tense. Muslims are not feeling safe. Talks with security authorities have shown that no sufficient concept exists and, above all, we as Muslims are not being sufficiently advised," said Burhan Kesici, the chairman of...

A mosque in the Wassenberg region in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was dirty putting deposition outside.

In the attack organized by unknown person or persons at 4:00 pm with local time after the afternoon prayer to the Wassenberg Selimiye Mosque linked to the Turkish-Islamic Union of Religious Affairs (DİTİB).

 The matter was notified to the police after learning about society after half an hour.

The president of the Wassenberg Mosque Foundation Selimiye ...

Construction workers at a mosque in the German city of Schwelm found a pig's head at the site on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

The workers contacted the administration of the Schwelm Yeşil Cami, who relayed the issue to the local police.

The administration condemned the anti-Muslim attack, stressing that the mosque would enrich the city of Schwelm. Stating that they are working together with the local authorities, the administration underlined that the act was a...

A full 27 percent of all Germans and 18 percent of a population group categorized as “elite" - or university graduates with an annual income of at least €100,000 - have anti-Semitic thoughts, according to the survey. 

Another 41 percent think that Jews talk too much about the Holocaust, the representative survey of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), reported in German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, showed. 

Yet every fourth interviewee considered it possible that "something like the...

Attackers targeted a mosque in Germany's Dortmund with Molotov cocktails late Sunday night, but only material damage was caused, thanks to early intervention.

The attackers who targeted Eving Grand Mosque, which operates under the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), are suspected to belong to far-right groups or be PKK terrorist organization sympathizers.

The immediate response to douse the fire sparked by the Molotov cocktails thrown at the mosque prevented...

Sympathizers of the PKK terror organization and its Syrian affiliate People's Protection Units (YPG) attacked a Turkish cafe and kiosk Monday evening in the German city of Herne, injuring five people.

According to dpa, around 350 YPG supporters were protesting against the Turkish military's anti-terror operation in northern Syria when the situation escalated and the supporters attacked the Turkish establishments.

The protestors attacked a kiosk and the cafe "Bizim Konak,"...

Supporters of the PKK/YPG terror group Saturday attacked a Turkish association and market in Germany.

In the town of Villingen-Schwenningen, southwestern Germany, the terror supporters attacked two Turkish citizen when they reacted against PKK supporters’ march against Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.

“We have not been daunted by these attacks and we will not,” Ziya Karakuscu, the president of Villingen Turkish Workers Association, told Anadolu Agency.

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A neo-Nazi who killed two people in eastern Germany Wednesday originally planned to storm a mosque, according to a manifesto apparently written by him and posted online.

Stephan Balliet, 27, tried to enter a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle apparently to commit a mass shooting, but was blocked by tight security. He later killed a woman on the street as well as a man in a nearby Turkish doner restaurant.

“I originally planned to storm a mosque or an antifa ‘culture...

The suspected gunman in the Yom Kippur synagogue attack in Halle, Germany, broadcast his rampage on the livestreaming platform Twitch, in the latest instance of rightwing extremists using mass shootings to create and promote real-time propaganda.

About 35 minutes of video was broadcast live on Twitch, an Amazon-owned platform that is primarily used by video game players, the company confirmed Wednesday. Twitch removed the video but copies had already been downloaded and shared...

Police in the eastern German city of Zwickau announced Sunday that a second memorial dedicated to the first victim of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a German right-wing extremist terror group, had been vandalized. The destruction took place in the night between Saturday and Sunday.

The memorial, a wooden bench, had been set up at the site of a previous memorial, an oak tree, which had been sawed down earlier this week. The bench had been put there to replace it.

Both...

A memorial tree planted to remember the first victim of far-right terrorist group NSU has been destroyed by suspected neo-Nazis, authorities said on Friday.



German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert strongly condemned the attack and called for a full investigation into the crime.



“The killing spree of the NSU, which has been undetected over a long period of time, is really a shame for Germany,” Seibert said during a regular press conference in Berlin.

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The number of people holding this type of permit has risen dramatically in Germany. Currently 640,000 citizens are entitled to carry an alarm gun, up from 260,000 in 2014, according to a survey conducted by RP Online of all 16 German states. 

In total, there are currently around 5.4 million privately owned weapons in Germany, or 66 weapons per 1000 inhabitants.

In the past 12 months, the increase amounted to around nine percent compared to the same period last year.

In...