Sweden: Attackers burst into Stockholm mosque, paint swastikas

Sweden has seen a spate of attacks against mosques and refugee centres in recent years.

By: AFP | Stockholm | Published:November 26, 2016 10:00 pm
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At a Stockholm mosque just after morning prayers on Saturday, unidentified attackers burst into the building, spray-painting swastikas and hate speech on the walls and throwing firecrackers, police said.

All of the worshippers had left the mosque at the time of the attack except one, and he was shaken but unharmed, mosque officials told Swedish news agency TT. Police said they were investigating the incident as vandalism and a hate crime. No arrests had been made several hours after the attack.

“This is not something one would expect… It’s hard to understand what is going on in society, both internationally and in our own country. I don’t recognise Sweden anymore,” Mustafa Tumturk, a representative of Stockholm’s Muslim community and one of the founders of the mosque in 1985, told TT.

Sweden has seen a spate of attacks against mosques and refugee centres in recent years, as the country has taken in record numbers of refugees – 2,45,000 in 2014 and 2015.

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  1. V
    Nov 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm
    It is just a protest against Islamization of Europe
    1. S
      Nov 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm
      This is only the beginning. Europe is waking up to the reality of Islam.
      1. D
        Nov 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm
        How did Hindus feel when Sankat Mochan temple and other temples were desecrated and bombed by Muslim terrorists.
        1. D
          Nov 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm
          What about thousands of destro temples in stan even as we speak!
          1. M
            Nov 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm
            'Kill them before they kill you ' is the Swedish policy which is right. Else, Sweden will become like America, U.K. , India where these people accept kindness of the locals, breed and multiply and then try to impose sharia on the locals.
            1. S
              Shah Alam
              Nov 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm
              When terrorists attakc in the name of Allah and follow Sharia diktat Muslims say they are not representing Islam. All terrorists are Muslims. And then in the name of same Islam Muslim men want to have multiple wives, triple talaq, and get paid to fly to Mecca for huj, in the name of Allah and follows Sharia. The Muslim women will practice sharia cover their body and walk in many numbers behind their one husband as slaves and they claim that is as per their mullah. How long will the world tolerate pick and choose Islam?
              1. P
                Paul Harrison
                Nov 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm
                How does Christians Buddhists Hindus Jews feel when 70 Islamic countries ban minorities, convert, and molest minority women and kids in the name of Mohammed.
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