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Mosque Door Bricked Shut By Vandals

Vandals have built a brick wall in the doorway of a mosque in a German town of Parchim

In the early hours of Friday morning, 26th August, members of the Fatih Mosque,in Parchim, Germany, discovered that the entrance to their mosque was bricked shut and leaflets reading offensive statements were glued to the wall.

Fatih Mosque in Parchim
Fatih Mosque in Parchim which has previously been vandalized with graffiti, Credit: Nur Hassan

The brick wall was built 1-meter high and was constructed in the night between the 25th and 26th August.

Fatih Mosque bricked shut
Fatih Mosque bricked shut, Netzwerk für Flüchtlinge in Parchim/Facebook

One of the notes stuck to the wall reads, "The Mosque are our barracks, the minarets our bayonets, the domes our helmets and the believers our soldiers", which is allegedly a quote by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The second note translates to, "you call yourselves believers, you are invaders".

Fatih Mosque encouraging message
Fatih Mosque encouraging message, Netzwerk für Flüchtlinge in Parchim/Facebook

A letter was posted up on the wall by a supporter of the Muslim community, the note encouraged people not to lose hope and uplifted them to stay strong in these hard times.

The mosque is primarily used for the local Syrian refugee community and usually accommodates 150-200 people.

The police are currently investigating the vandalism, the vandals when found are to be struck with two charges, one of property damage, the other of incitement of hatred.

The story was posted on Netzwerk für Flüchtlinge in Parchim, a refugee network facebook group for the city of Parchim, read the full post below