German Artist Rolls Prayer Rugs against Islamophobia

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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).


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