First anti-Islam Pegida rally set for Sweden
As anti-Islam movement Pegida that has made headways in Germany prepares to hold its first public meeting in Sweden, a Malmö vicar has told The Local why he believes it is important to stand up for a multi-religious society.
Germany-based anti-Islam group Pegida plans to hold a demonstration on the Stortorget square in Malmö in southern Sweden on Monday.
But as the rally gets underway, the bells of St Petri Church are set to ring to call people to a special service in support of a multi-cultural society.
Malmö parish vicar Anders Ekhem told The Local on Friday: “During the manifestation, the Swedish Church is going to hold a service where we express joy for our city and our muslim friends.”
“There is strong support for diverse cultures in Malmö and it is important that the church is there to support that.”
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