Sweden's prime minister says his country must stand up to threats against religious freedoms, in the wake of a Christmas Day mosque attack, the Big News Network website reports today (December 27, 2014).
Five Muslims were injured when the mosque in Eskilstuna caught fire on December 25.
The blaze is being treated as arson and is the latest in a number of attacks against mosques in Sweden. "It has been 12, one per month, which is far too much," said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.
He added, "It's totally unacceptable, and we also have had attacks against synagogues. It is very important that we stand strong for freedom of religion, to perform your religion without fear. A threat against that is a threat against our democracy."