Thursday, August 02, 2018

Synagogue in the German Muslim stronghold Gelsenkirchen vandalised

In the West German city of Gelsenkirchen, unknown perpetrators have damaged the window of a synagogue in the old town. Police said the window was thrown in with a stone. The German authorities initiated an investigation and are looking for witnesses who can contribute to the investigation. The background to the crime on Wednesday evening - the building's alarm system went off at 6.15 p.m. - is unknown according to police.In 2006, Muslims made up 20% of the total population of Gelsenkirchen. At this time, the proportion of Muslims is likely to be even higher.

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