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Anti-Muslim ‘incidents’ surge in Germany, Spain

Picture shows a mosque in Dresden, Germany on September 27, 2016, one day after an improvised bomb destroyed the entrance. [Photo/Tobias Schlie/Reuters]

There were 950 attacks reportedly on Muslims and mosques in Germany in 2017, according to new government figures.

In Spain, more than 500 Islamophobic incidents were recorded in the same year, including incidents against women and children and several mosques, according to a civil society group.

Islamophobia in Germany

  • Special category: Last January, German police began registering Islamophobic crimes under a special category, after calls by the country’s Muslim community to take more serious measures against the growing number of anti-Muslim hate crimes.

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