Malmo synagogue in Sweden

Swedish Jews close synagogues due to threatened violence by Muslims

Synagogues across Sweden were closed down as a precautionary measure after Stockholm raised the country’s terror threat assessment level on Wednesday, the World Jewish Congress has announced.

Swedish authorities have said that they are hunting a suspect and had “concrete information” of a possible attack only days after ISIS terrorists killed more than a hundred people across Paris in a series of coordinated attacks. The biggest scene of carnage during the attack, the Bataclan Club, was, until recently, Jewish owned and the scene of many Israeli and community-related gatherings.

  • Martin B

    Close down every synagogue, keep every mosque open, import a million more Mohammedans. Yeah, that’ll work.

  • The Butterfly

    Only one kind of diversity is allowed to strengthen I guess.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If you like the Swedish weather move to Newfoundland.

  • Xavier

    Canary, coal mine.

  • David Murrell

    Isn’t it Islamophobic for the Jews to close down their shuls? /sarc

  • Dana Garcia

    In that case, better jail potential victims to keep them safe.


  • Clinton

    If Swedish authorities had any spine, they’d make a point of publicly
    attending services in a show of solidarity with Jewish citizens. Instead,
    they capitulate to the barbarians without even a whimper. It’s hard to
    believe that these are the same people that centuries ago were feared
    Viking warriors.

    • Petrilia

      Let’s look at their WW2 history, maybe not so nice.

    • Xavier

      Is it possible that cultures or countries go through stages of conquest and submission?

      • k1962

        Yeah, when they get lazy and comfortable. Isn’t that what happened to the Roman Empire?

    • Kathy Prendergast

      There was a Kristallnacht commemoration in Sweden recently, an annual event in many European cities; the organizers decided not to invite any of the Jewish community in that city (about 500 people) for fear of upsetting the Muslims in attendance. I am not joking.

    • WalterBannon

      swedes are nazis

  • Kathy Prendergast

    More of that dreaded Islamophobic backlash.

  • WalterBannon

    Instead they should have stocked up an armory and begun training a militia force on how to conduct search and destroy missions in built up areas…