Islamists target Swedish Jews after Paris attacks

Jews in Sweden have received numerous threats from Islamic groups in the days since the terror attacks in Paris that left 17 people dead, the head of the Jewish council told The Local.

Stockholm’s Jewish Community has received the bulk of the threats and has beefed up security at its premises across the capital in response.

“We have received emails and letters from Islamists containing threats. The police and security services have raised the threat level accordingly,” Jewish council chairwoman Lena Posner Körösi told The Local.

“What we don’t know is whether these threats are from people linked to groups like al-Qaeda or Isis or if they are copycats.”

Police in the city have also reacted to the threats.