Statement from the Museum für Islamische Kunst on the Terror Attack in Hanau

Blog entry from 03/09/2020

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Prayer niche (mihrab) from the Beyhekim Mosque, Konya/Anatolia, 13th C.
Prayer niche (mihrab) from the Beyhekim Mosque, Konya/Anatolia, 13th C.
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Georg Niedermeiser

The terrorist attack in Hanau has left us all deeply shaken. Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims and their families. We wish to express solidarity with all those who are subjected to forms of discrimination and racism.

The escalation of political debates around the “self” and the “other”, what belongs to “our” culture and what is “foreign”, and the violent actions that this feeds is a development we have followed with growing concern. The Museum für Islamische Kunst is a symbol of...

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