Just as the Germans were starting to get in the spirit of Unity Day (a holiday that marked the 26th anniversary of the joining of eastern and western Germany) two bomb attacks went off in separate locations in Dresden, Germany. One of those locations was a mosque and the other was where the festivities were going to be held next weekend: The International Congress Center. Due to the fear of terrorism and the uncertainty around who was the source of the attacks, Muslim institutions were put under increased surveillance according to Saxony Interior Minister Markus Ulbig. Though the attacks were clearly related since they happened within minutes of each other, the source of the attacks remain unknown.
-Noemi L. Powell