Sweden: Muslim says Islamophobia getting stronger, plus ‘End of “paradise” Sweden?’

Omar Mustafa says Islamophobia has become part of everyday life in Sweden. Photo: TT

Sweden has made global headlines this week after unknown suspects torched three mosques in different parts of the country. Coupled with a growing anti-immigrant sentiment flowing from the increasingly popular nationalist Sweden Democrat party, the head of Sweden’s Islamic Association says things are getting worse.

“The climate in Sweden is very serious right now and Islamophobia is getting stronger. And it’s not just on the internet, this is happening in real life,” he tells The Local.

Over a seven-day period, fires broke out in Eslöv, Eskilstuna, and Uppsala, with someone scrawling the words “Go home Muslim sh*t” on the main door of Uppsala’s mosque on Thursday…

Meanwhile, The Local also reports: Headlines across the world screamed this week that three mosques had been torched deliberately and journalists were quick to point out that rising tensions followed the nationalist Sweden Democrats doubling their support to 13 percent at the last election in September and record numbers of refugees arriving in the country.

On the home front there has been a mixed reaction to the attacks. Online forums saw some Swedes praising what had happened. It became clear that whether or not the attacks turned out to be proven hate crimes or the work of a few drunk vandals oblivious to where their firebombs were heading, there was a community delighted that sacred buildings had gone up in flames.

As The Local tweeted from the anti-racism rally in Stockholm designed to counteract the support for the violence, we were bombarded by Islamophobic replies, while racist comments flooded our comments section…

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  • tom_billesley

    Bigger mosque on the way: community solidarity must be demonstrated by a generous handout of land and funds.

    • Achmed

      If not it only proves they are racists!

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    Are those Mosques to pray? maybe not anymore,now the Mosques are becoming schools of jihad ,praying to becoming martyrs of disgraced in this century.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Those mosques are to prey.

  • Rosenmops

    Swede’s islamophobic? Good news! They are finally waking up!

    • WalterBannon

      no, that’s just propaganda

      sweden has gone full dhimmi

  • Alain

    Actually Oliver Gee makes a valid point that knowledge is the best vaccination against prejudice, since more and more citizens have become quiet knowledgeable of Muslim prejudice and intolerance and are saying enough already. It is poor Gee and his fellow travellers who lacks knowledge of Islam and who harbours profound prejudice against citizens resisting the destruction of their country.

    • Pete_Brewster

      The truth shall set you free. That and live ammunition.

      • Linda1000

        Hey, you’re on a roll tonight. Got any more good terms like “Lebanese lightning”? Lol

  • ontario john

    The leftist media in the West continues the “nothing to do with islam” effort. Our own media is no better. They go on about the cause of the killings in Edmonton regarding domestic violence, but ignore the cause of the killings in Calgary that were centered around muslim Somalis.

  • Brett_McS

    Are they sure the mosque attacks are not inside jobs? There was a fun ‘hate crime’ at the Lakemba mosque a few years ago where the perp was caught on the mosque’s security cameras. Unfortunately for the hate crime industry the perp turned out to be the mosque’s own imam.

    Update: Here is a link to the story. It’s Hilalious!

    http://www.israellycool.com/2009/03/20/catmeathead-vandalizes-his-own-mosque/

    • Pete_Brewster

      They’re pretty much all cases of Lebanese lightning.

  • Xavier

    Sweden will be purged of Islamophobia within 5 years.
    That pogrom may save North America; Europe is lost.

    • Xavier

      That comment was not inflammatory and there was no reason to edit it.

      I protest!

  • cmh

    muslims have no one to blame but themselves

  • Pete_Brewster

    The so-called Democracy Minister is the pup of an African by a Swedish slag who should have been spayed as soon as possible after she whelped a black pup, and the pup thrown in a sack and tossed alive into the Baltic Sea, with or without a few good hard whacks against a convenient wall.

    All this hullabaloo is intended to suppress what remains of real democracy, and to justify the cordon sanitaire around the Sweden Democrats in particular.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Keep it up chaps.
    It is neither Islamophobia nor drunken vandals.
    It is a too long dormant desire to keep Sweden Swedish.
    But more importantly, keep it non Muslim.