The alt-left extremist organisation Antifascist Action, or Antifa, has taken credit for the firebombing of a Turkish mosque in the German city of Kassel.
On the evening of March 25th, a group of several masked men armed with Molotov cocktails firebombed a mosque operated by the Turkish Islamic Cultural Centre. Through the far-left Indymedia website platform, members of “Antifa International” have taken credit for the attack, newspaper Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine reports.
In a post on the far-left extremist website, the arsonists took credit for the attack saying that the building had been used by members of a group linked to the Great Unity Party of Turkey, a far-right nationalist party with links to the ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves.
The extremists tried to justify their actions writing that members of the mosque prayed for the success of “the Turkish army and their Islamist, fascist murder gangs”, during the recent Turkish military operations in Northern Syria.