Mosque (illustration)
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Hundreds of women were attacked by gangs of migrant men in cities across Germany and other parts of Europe on New Year’s Eve, with more than 520 sexual assaults, including three rapes, taking place in the city of Cologne.

Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf of the Al Tawheed mosque in Cologne defended the assailants and preached Salafism (an ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam) in an interview on Russian TV, according to Breitbart.

Sami Abu-Yusuf said that he was not surprised the girls were sexually assaulted, groped and raped, because of the way they dressed.

“The events of New Year's Eve were the girls' own fault, because they were half naked and wearing perfume. It is not surprising the men wanted to attack them. (Dressing like that) is like adding fuel to the fire," he said.

The mosque has previously been investigated by German police, and in 2004 was raided to disintegrate a “secret network of Arab Mujahideen (jihadists),” according to Breitbart.

German Police records from New Year’s night reveal the full horror the women experienced by the wild mob of Muslim men on the steps of the city's cathedral.

It has since been reported that similar mob sex assaults were carried out in other German cities and other European countries, including Sweden, Finland and Austria.

After news that the attacks were carried out by “mainly Arabic and North African men," protests have been held all over Europe to limit recently surging migration into the European Union.