At least three mosques have been evacuated across Germany after receiving bomb threats through e-mails on Thursday, according to reports.
In southern Germany’s Bavaria, two mosques were evacuated after their staff received e-mails purportedly from a far-right group which threatened to kill Muslim worshippers and demanded the release of its members from jail, Anadolu News Agency reported.
Police have launched a search operation inside the two mosques in Pasing and Freimann, but nothing suspicious has been found yet.
Another mosque in the northwestern city of Iserlohn also received a similar email on Thursday which claimed that explosives had been placed in the building.
Police evacuated the mosque, cordoned off streets in the area, and began searches with bomb-sniffing dogs.
“The investigations are still underway”, police said.
Germany’s largest mosque in the western city of Cologne had also received a hoax bomb threats on Tuesday.
In recent years, the country has witnessed growing Islamophobia in recent years triggered by the propaganda of far-right parties.
More than 100 mosques and religious institutions were attacked in 2018.
Earlier in April, 49 people were killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire on worshipers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
The terror in New Zealand was also borne of the same far-right ideology taking hold in Europe.
Australia-born Brenton Tarrant, man accused of carrying out the attacks, opened fire on Muslim faithful inside the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosques with an assault rifle killing many and injuring scores of others in what has been described as the worst attack on Muslims in New Zealand.