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Church smeared with Islamic slogan in Germany

Shortly after an anti-AfD (Alternative for Germany Party) demonstration took place on the forecourt, “Allahu Akbar” was daubed in Arabic script on the Protestant Pauluskirche in Hamm, Germany.


In response to a news inquiry, the Hamm police confirmed the graffiti on February 20. However, no information can yet be provided about the perpetrator’s profile. The investigation is ongoing.

The vandalism attack has raised particular attention in the media as the Protestant Pauluskirche is currently organising the “Hamm Weeks against Racism” in collaboration with the local mosque’s community, with an event explicitly focusing on “anti-Muslim racism”.

Furthermore, the church’s spokesperson proudly expressed the congregation’s participation in the demonstration against the right-wing AfD party.





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