The Muslim candidate, Zeiner Shaheen, was forced to withdraw from a municipal council elections in Bavaria, Germany. The Christian Social Union refused to be represented by a Muslim candidate, which undermined the efforts of coexistence in Germany.
Le député néerlandais d’extrême droite Geert Wilders a relancé un concours de caricatures du prophète (PSL), plus d’un an après avoir annulé sa première tentative suite à des critiques à son encontre pour avoir incité et cultivé la haine entre les religions.
The German government recognized that 187 Islamophobia crimes were recorded in Germany during the end of 2019. 8 people were injured, and 8 people were arrested for the 25 crimes targeting mosques. The final number will increase after adding more unrecorded crimes
The reaction of both victims and witnesses to hate crimes and Islamophobia determines how widely these attacks spread. This prompted the Australian The Conversation website to publish advice on how to deal with such crimes, which may eventually deter the aggressors.
Dar Alifta’s Islamophobia Observatory announced that 9 countries witnessed attacks on Muslims and their mosques in October 2019 because of the continued rise of Islamophobia. France topped the list with 8 attacks that involved persecution and psychological abuse.
Paris witnessed a mass demonstration in which 13,000 people called for condemnation of Islamophobia and hate speech. The demonstrators waved French flags and banners reading "coexistence is crucial" days after the attack on a mosque in Bayonne.