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Germany: Women attacked at anti-Islamophobia event

Germany: Women attacked at anti-Islamophobia event
Knife attack in city of Ulm is blocked, with no one hurt, says head of Turkish-Muslim group that organized event

By Mesut Zeyrek

COLOGNE, Germany (AA) - An event meant to raise awareness of Islamophobia in Germany on Saturday was the scene of a violent attack, according to the head of the event organizer.

At the Support Diversity event in the southern city of Ulm, organized by the Turkish-Muslim association IGMG, a man shouted "I will kill you" in English and tried to attack women taking part in the event with a knife.

The attack was blocked at the last second, and apparently no one was hurt.

Bekir Altas, head of the IGMG, condemned the attack coming at a peaceful event organized to draw attention to racism and Islamophobia.

At a stand set up at the event, the man “first verbally attacked our girls there, and then attacked our staff with a knife," he told Anadolu Agency.

Altas added that the attacker had been taken into custody and that police are investigating the incident.

Germany, a country of over 81 million people, has the second-largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France. Among the country’s nearly 4.7 million Muslims, 3 million are of Turkish origin.

source: News Feed
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