Copies of Quran 'shoved in toilet' in Germany after being ripped apart
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The German government immediately condemned the hate attack as police launched an investigation into the incident. Authorities have called on anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward. 

In an official statement issued on Wednesday, Steffen Seibert, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, said "this is exactly the kind of aggression against the peaceful exercise of religion that we will not tolerate in this country."

Prominent German Muslim leader Aiman Mazyek commented on the shocking incident, explaining that the hateful act seems to be aimed at fueling "the spiral of hatred and violence against Muslims and their mosques."

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