The Turkish casual worker has confessed to having committed the arson attack at the Cologne Central Mosque on Venloerstraße on 3 February. His trial before the district court started Wednesday.
“I wanted to make a clear sign,” said the man who has been housed in psychiatric detention since his arrest. “Because they treated me badly at the Koran school. It has always hurt me.”
Outside the main entrance of the Cologne mosque he lit a package using an accelerant. He had previously asked one witness for a lighter.
Other attacks he accused of: In front of a mosque in Wesseling he lit a waste paper container; in Hürth he lit a barbecue in front of a mosque.
h/t Politically Incorrect (Translated from German)
This is at least three mosque arson attacks that were started by a Muslim, not an angry native German.