91 Mosques Were Attacked in Germany in 2016

91 Mosques Were Attacked in Germany in 2016

According to the Associated Press, 91 mosques were attacked in Germany in 2016 alone.

A report by the German Interior Ministry that said most of the attacks occurred in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where a large number of Muslims live.

The report claimed that German security officials identified suspects in 12 of the 91 cases and made one arrest.

This large wave of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants fueled anti-immigrant sentiments in Germany, giving rise to the alt-right. tweet

Islamophobia has been steadily on the rise in Germany since the E.U. nation accepted roughly one million asylum seekers in 2015, many of whom were Muslim. This large wave of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants fueled anti-immigrant sentiments in Germany, giving rise to the alt-right.

According to a study conducted by the University of Leipzig in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation and the Otto-Brenner foundation about Islamophobia in Germany, more than 40 percent of those surveyed believe Muslims should be prohibited from entering Germany.

The Muslim population in Germany is nearly four million, which amounts to roughly five percent of the overall population.

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