Mosque under construction attacked in Germany

Anti-Islamic slogans and a swastika was painted on a wall of mosque that was being constructed.

Mosque under construction attacked in Germany

World Bulletin / News Desk

A major investigation has been launched after a mosque that is currently under construction, named Suleymaniye mosque, in the German suburb of Dormagen was attacked at 4am. A 500,000 Euro reward has been posted and police are reviewing security footage. Many people have come together to protest the event and show solidarity to the muslims there.

Dursun Pekdemir, who is the mosque representative said that extreme right wing members had also written anti-Islamic slogans on the walls in 2012 when the mosque had first started construction. Pekdemir said that the attackers had written “long live Hitler, long live the NSI” and “let Islam die in Germany” on the walls along with the nazi symbol and caused a lot of sadness to the members of the congregation.

After the mosque attack, the Dormagen Mayor Erik Lierenfeld visited the mosque and said that, “ I strongly condemn these words. Some confused people are trying to disrupt the balance that we have created in our community. We do not accept this”.

Located between Cologne and Dusseldorf,, there are nearly 4,500 Turks in the city. The mosque being built in Dormagen covers 11,500 square metres and will include a place of prayer, conference room and space for social activities. The cost of the project comes to 3.5million Euros.

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