Open Mosque Day takes place on the national holiday celebrating Germany's reunification in 1990. But the recent election success of the far right Alternative for Germany party has some people worried about how unified the country really is.

Men pray during Friday prayer service at the Abu Bakr mosque of the Islamic Islamic Community Cologne in the Zollstock suburb of Cologne January 8, 2016.
Men pray during Friday prayer service at the Abu Bakr mosque of the Islamic Islamic Community Cologne in the Zollstock suburb of Cologne January 8, 2016. (Reuters)

On the same day every year, around a thousand mosques in Germany invite people from different faiths to have a look inside and learn about Islam.

This year's Open Mosque Day comes on the heels of German elections in which an anti-immigrant party captured almost thirteen percent of the vote.

TRT World’s Ira Spitzer reports from Berlin.

Source: TRT World