Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sweden Hit by 3rd Mosque Arson Attack in Week; Many Seek Reducing Sweden's Immigration Policy

Swedish police launched a manhunt today (January 1, 2015), after the third arson attack in Sweden  against a mosque in a week, amid growing tensions over the rise of a far right anti-immigration movement, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

"People saw a man throwing something burning at the building," police in Uppsala said in a statement, adding the mosque in eastern Sweden did not catch fire.

A police spokesman said the burning object was a Molotov cocktail and that no one was in the building at the time.

"The crime has been classed as attempted arson, vandalism, and incitement to hatred," the police said.

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