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Czech mosque vandalised with death threats to Muslims

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Jan, 2020. 11:50 am
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A mosque in the Czech Republic’s second city of Brno vandalized with graffiti threatening to kill Muslims, said the local police.

According to the details, AFP reported a mosque in the Czech Republic vandalized with graffiti threatening to kill Muslims

“Don’t spread Islam in the Czech Republic! Otherwise we’ll kill you,” reads the inscription sprayed on the mosque.

“We have been investigating the case since Friday afternoon as damage to property for now,” local police spokesman Bohumil Malasek told AFP.

The perpetrator faces up to a year in prison if convicted.

“We take it seriously as a direct threat, it’s not an anonymous call on the internet,” Muneeb Hassan Alrawi, head of the Czech Muslim Communities Center.

“We must also see this in the light of attacks on mosques in the world and of the oppressive sentiment and atmosphere in the Czech Republic,” he added.

The migrant wave that peaked in Europe in 2015 stoked anti-Muslim sentiment in the Czech Republic even though it is home to only a small number after most refugees headed for wealthier states such as Germany or Sweden.

The Muslim population in the Czech Republic, an EU member of 10.7 million people, tallied at 3,358 in a 2011 census but unofficial estimates suggest a community of 10,000-20,000.

In march this year, A man with a sledgehammer allegedly vandalised at least four mosques in Birmingham.

However The Birmingham Council of Mosques said that at least five mosques damaged.

A lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island on March 15, killing 51 people in the country’s worst peace-time mass shooting.

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