Concrete anti-terror barriers placed in front of Cologne cathedral to highlight shared values between Islam & Christianity

The German police have placed concrete barriers today for the world-famous Cologne Cathedral. The measure to protect the gothic cathedral comes after the reports that Islamic militants wanted to destroy the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ​​another icon of church architecture.

“We took this decision as soon as possible after the recent attacks in Spain,” said a police spokesman. “It is our task to protect sensitive points and the cathedral is a symbol of Cologne, known all over the world.”

Spanish media reported that the terrorist cell that commenced attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils initially planned a larger attack on the art nouveau monument of architect Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia.