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Taroudant: In response to the growing anti-Islamic movement led by Pegida “European Patriots against the Islamization of the West” in Germany, renowned artist Kurt Fleckenstein rolled out 175 prayer rugs in Dresden Neumarkt to express support for Muslims. The artist bought on the internet 175 prayer mats for $ 8.47 for each piece and rolled them on the scene of Pegida Dresden rally to symbolize “freedom of belief, openness and tolerance.” All the prayer rugs were carefully directed to Makkah, a place where all Muslims direct their faces during their five daily prayers. In a video published on YouTube, Fleckenstein posed next to the carpets a message that reads: “Ich Glaube an Gott” (I believe in God).