According to the report prepared by the DITIB Anti-Discrimination Bureau, 20 of the 35 attacks were carried out in the form of sending insulting, swearing and threatening texts to mosques via mail or e-mail, writing on the walls of 7 mosques, physical damage to 6 mosques and arson in 2 mosques.
In the report, it was informed that 26 of the 35 mosques attacked were DITIB mosques and the others belonged to different Islamic societies.
In addition, 43 mosques in 2021 and 111 mosques in 2020 were attacked in various ways.
The report noted:
“Attacks on mosques, whether in the form of threats or physical attacks, are the most visible and overt form of anti-Muslim agitation in a society. Here, hatred of a religious group defined as monolithic is expressed against a symbol that represents the religious identity of the people like no other. It is often denied that attacks against Muslim individuals or groups are anti-Islamic, anti-Muslim or anti-immigration, as was the case with the terrorist attack in Hanau. However, the anti-Muslim background of the attacks on mosques documented in this report is clear.“
It was also stated in the report that these attacks were only recorded attacks, and the number of those that could not be recorded could be higher.
There are approximately 1000 mosques affiliated to DITIB throughout Germany.