Pauluskirche painted with "Allahu Akbar"

Country: Germany

Date of incident: February 20, 2024

Shortly after an anti-AfD (Alternative for Germany Party) demo 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". The church's spokesperson has furthermore proudly expressed the congregation's participation in the demonstration against the far-right AfD party.
The lettering is now said to have been removed.

Sources: Report24news, Apollo News

Image: X (Formely Twitter)