Sweden protestors demand end to mosque arson attacks

More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in Sweden on Friday to urge an end to a spate of attacks against mosques, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration party. The demonstrations in Sweden’s three largest cities, Stockholm, Malmoe and Gothenburg, came a day after what was believed to be the third arson attack on a mosque in the space of a week. “We want to send the message that these attacks on mosques… are a problem for all of society and not just Muslims,” Mohammed Kharraki a spokesman for Sweden’s Islamic Association told AFP from the largest demonstration in the capital Stockholm.

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