Candlelites

Everything from Everywhere

warsaw muslim centre attack renews islamophobia fears | news

warsaw muslim centre attack renews islamophobia fears | news News Article With The full text news. The Resource Link is down the post and you can View this News Article in the source page.



warsaw muslim centre attack renews islamophobia fears | news

warsaw, poland - on the night of friday, november 27, two men in hoodies vandalised the muslim cultural centre in warsaw, breaking windows with stones and pieces of concrete.the attack took place amid deepening islamophobia in poland, where muslims comprise a mere 0.1 percent of the population.cctv footage confirmed the incident, but in the darkness of night, the attackers' faces are unrecognisable."i hope that the perpetrators will be caught soon", said mariusz blaszczak, minister of interior.so far, the men have not been named.recent events are part of a politically fuelled, unpleasant atmosphere of xenophobia and racism in poland. anna lukjanowicz, polish muslim convert"this was not the first attack against our centre," said anna lukjanowicz, a polish convert to islam who works at the institute, citing three previous attacks.in october this year, a masked man threw a bottle against the front door, leaving visible marks."recent events are part of a politically fuelled, unpleasant atmosphere of xenophobia and racism in poland," she told al jazeera. "because of the verbal and physical attacks against not only muslims, but also people who 'look like muslims' - that is people with a darker skin, and the attack against the muslim culture centre, muslims living in poland are losing the sense of security."completed in 2015, the centre's architecture blends middle eastern tradition and european trends. it hosts conference halls, a library and the largest prayer room...