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Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin

Fire in Berlin’s Mevlana Mosque raises concern among the Muslim community living in the city as the police continues to investigate the cause of a fire that last week destroyed a back section of the 350-member mosque.

Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
German Vice Chancellor and Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (C) addresses the press after visiting the Mevlana Mosque in Kreuzberg district on August 23, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. On August 12 fire broke out at the mosque, which is new and still under construction, and investigators have confirmed an arson attack. Police have so far made no arrests. (Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
Two men are working in front of the Mevlana Mosque in Kreuzberg district on August 23, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. On August 12 fire broke out at the mosque, which is new and still under construction, and investigators have confirmed an arson attack. Police have so far made no arrests. (Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
German Vice Chancellor and Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (5th from left) speaks with Aiman Mazyek, Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (3rd from left), while visiting the Mevlana Mosque in Kreuzberg district on August 23, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. On August 12 fire broke out at the mosque, which is new and still under construction, and investigators have confirmed an arson attack. Police have so far made no arrests. (Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
A burned section of the Mevlana Mosque is seen through a window on August 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Police continue to investigate the cause of a fire last week that destroyed a back section of the 350-member mosque, which had been undergoing renovations since last year. Flammable construction materials were found at the scene, but the question as to what ignited them remains open. (Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
A U-Bahn metro train drives past the Mevlana Mosque in Berlin's Kreuzberg district on June 1, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
Members of the congregation of the Mevlana Mosque pray on August 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Police continue to investigate the cause of a fire last week that destroyed a back section of the 350-member mosque, which had been undergoing renovations since last year. Flammable construction materials were found at the scene, but the question as to what ignited them remains open. (Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
Members of the congregation of the Mevlana Mosque arrive for prayer on August 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Police continue to investigate the cause of a fire last week that destroyed a back section of the 350-member mosque, which had been undergoing renovations since last year. Flammable construction materials were found at the scene, but the question as to what ignited them remains open. (Getty Images)
Mevlana Mosque’s fire concerns Muslims in Berlin
Members of the congregation of the Mevlana Mosque arrive for prayer next to a blocked-off side entrance to the building leading to a back section that had been burned, on August 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Police continue to investigate the cause of a fire last week that destroyed a back part of the 350-member mosque, which had been undergoing renovations since last year. Flammable construction materials were found at the scene, but the question as to what ignited them remains open. (Getty Images)