January 8, 2020

Demonstration against the memorial service of Qasem Soleimani in front of the Blue Mosque

The protest took place in front of the Hamburg Imam Ali mosque. The sponsorship of the mosque (IZH) is being observed by the protection of the constitution. The Islamic Center Hamburg organized on January 8th, after the killing of General Soleinani a memorial service in honor for Soleimani.


The chairwoman of the baord, Hourvash Pourkian, is interviewes by ARD Morgenmagazin TV and takes a position on the protest against Soleimani's funeral.


Also "Der Spiegel" reports: "Deport the Imam".


The chairwoman of the board, Hourvash Pourkian is interviewed in the article:


"The demands of Hourvash Pourkian, organizer of the protests in front of the Imam Ali Mosque, are even more far-reaching. If the Hamburg native with Iranian roots had his way, the mosque would be closed and converted into a meeting place. In addition:" Deport the Imam! ", she says. The Iranian state has too much influence in Germany through Mofatteh." The Hamburg Senate must finally stop tolerating these extremists. "


Article by Katrin Elger and Lea Hensen, January 8, 2020 .


The NDR reports:  "After Soleimani's death: Iranians in Hamburg tense"


"The Imam Ali mosque is controversial. The sponsor of the mosque, the Islamic Center Hamburg (IZH), is under observation by the Hamburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution, because extremist positions of the Iranian state would also be disseminated in the mosque"


Article by Lea Struckmeier January 10, 2020 .