Imam of Salafist Cologne mosque said victims of New Year’s attacks were to blame because they dressed 'inappropriately' and wore perfume.
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.