Hundreds of Polish Muslims demonstrated in Poznan on Sunday against terrorism and racism carrying banners reading “Muslims against terrorism,” “Stop racism” and “End Islamophobia”.
Poland is home to an estimated 25,000 Muslims but remains an overwhelmingly Catholic country.
Youssef Chadid, the imam of Poznan, told reporters, “We condemn all forms of terrorism and we express our solidarity with the French people and all victims of terrorist attacks around the world”.
Chadid added that some people in Poland are “very racist” believing that all Muslims are terrorists, “so we are protesting today against terrorism and racism”.
This is one of the first demonstrations called by Muslim leaders in the country.