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Arson suspected in Södertälje blaze

Published: 28 Sep 2009 07:39 GMT+02:00
Updated: 28 Sep 2009 07:39 GMT+02:00

Around 25 firefighters from five stations were called in to help battle the fire.

According to a statement released by the greater Stockholm fire service, firefighters were able to limit the flames to a smaller section of the building, located in the city’s Hovsjö industrial area.

A preliminary investigation into aggravated arson has been launched, said Roger Kämpe, a commander with the Stockholm police, to the TT news agency.

“There are eye-witness accounts indicating that the fire started on the roof of the building,” he said.

Firefighters were called around 2am on Monday morning, and continued to battle the blaze into the daylight hours.

“The fire is now under control by we have people who continue to work with the final extinction of the fire,” Sandra Danielsson of the Södertörn fire service told TT.

“One wing was totally destroyed as was a part of the building closest to it. But the main section the so-called Green House, is still intact.”

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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22:06 September 28, 2009 by Erwin Mahnke
Now, who would have an interest in burning down the facilities of Iraqi Christians? I wonder who could have done that, just tell me who....
22:53 September 28, 2009 by code850
Some times they are called neo-natzies. Putting buildings on fire is frequently used in Germany by neo-natzies to intimidate immigrants. This kind of hatred is fueled by right-wing popular political parties.
08:59 September 29, 2009 by Playmaker
yeah and there sometime called "Muslims" maybe there neo-nazi muslims. people love to use "nazi" popular among the left, but we all know there will never be another nazi govt. to many satilites. could never hide 6 million murders again to much technology and you know it. the nazi thing is getting old about 60 years old. they lost beaten by the west and russia who both hate muslims and have been at war with them.
14:26 September 29, 2009 by Erwin Mahnke
As I know Germany pretty well I know that this "neo-natzi" statement of code850 is very uninformed. I am refraining from "profane" language.

There have been during the past 20 years less than 5 such events. Compared to the DAILY 1 to 5 cars in Berlin and Hamburg burned by "autonomous" Left Nazis and their yearly 2-5 "autonomous" larger arson festivals in Germany (May 1st amongst others) one might call that not so many...

Also the representation of neo-nazi ideals in the federal voting are with 0.1+0.4 percent (zero seats) fairly modest (just compare that low figure with the ubiquitous anti-Semitic folks in Sweden!) when compared with the 12% of the former rulers of the GDR plus 10% of green eco terrorists plus ca. 8% left wing of the social "democrats". Out of these roughly 30% of German voters, the Left Nazis recruit their staff. Impressive isn't it.

Coming back to the Assyrian case, I learned that the explanation might be simple: a football match between Syrianska and Assyriska. So my gut feeling was not that bad.
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