Publish date26 Sep 2023 - 15:13
Story Code : 608299

Swedish mosque damaged in suspected arson attack

A Swedish mosque has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack, local media reported.
Swedish mosque damaged in suspected arson attack
No injury was reported in the arson attack at the mosque is located in the Arby section of the city of Eskilstuna.

Anas Deneche, Eskilstuna Grand Mosque’s communications director, speaking to the media has confirmed that the blaze was caused by arson.

According to the police records, the mosque has previously faced threats and was subject to physical attacks.

The communications director vowed the mosque will be rebuilt as police said the building is unusable.

The fire comes amid a spate of attacks against Islam and the Holy Quran in Sweden in the past few months as extremists misuse the freedom of expression laws of the Scandinavian country to promote hatred against Muslims.
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