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Refugee facility hit by arson attack

TT/The Local · 2 Jun 2009, 10:13

Published: 02 Jun 2009 10:13 GMT+02:00

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Residents of the facility, which is operated by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) were forced to evacuate the premises, but could later return.

“It seems as if someone poured flammable liquid in through the mail slot and then set it on fire,” said Thomas Ginghagen of the Örebro county police to the TT news agency.

The door caught fire, with flames ten spreading to an office shortly after 2am. The refugee facility, which is housed in the same building, was evacuated because of the heavy smoke.

The refugee centre is in the process of being emptied and the only current residents include a family and one more individual.

The building has been cordoned off in preparation for a forensic investigation.

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The facility has been subject to several other small fires and vandalism in the past, according to Ginhagen.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:59 June 2, 2009 by Jackdempsey187
Most people when reading this will automatically assume it was some far-right idiot attacking multiculturalism, the typical "racist Swede". In reality, most attacks like this seem to be due to some stupid ethnic conflict that Sweden was so nice to import into their country.
12:35 June 2, 2009 by bolababu
oh common! ..Swedes are not racist, they just don't like foreigners!
12:43 June 2, 2009 by antoniolgj

They don't like scum bags type of foreigners...
14:13 June 2, 2009 by bolababu
of course! I re-phrase ..scum-bag type of Swedes don't like foreigners!
14:59 June 2, 2009 by Omaro
hahahahahahahaha, rofl
16:01 June 2, 2009 by peropaco
Up to 15 years a go, Karlskrona resident were instructed to tell the authorities if they saw foreign looking people walking around town. Karlskrona has a very large group of extremist and funny looking people ;-)
16:59 June 2, 2009 by eZee.se
It could be racist morons behind this,

or it could be Sunnies not liking Shieas (forgive the spelling) living there...

why not wait and find out?

Oh i forget, that information will never be divulged as it might hurt multi-cultural relations

17:12 June 2, 2009 by odinmp5
the fact that a right wing idiot did this, is scary.

but even more scary is

"In reality, most attacks like this seem to be due to some stupid ethnic conflict that Sweden was so nice to import into their country. "

18:51 June 2, 2009 by Harding00
Well, the article doesn't say who committed the arson, perhaps it was a right wing racist group, or maybe it was simply a person who loves burning stuff down, regardless of what the place was used for. But I do admit that the first thing that came to mind when I read this article was that it was some anti-immigrant group of neo-nazis. I could be wrong and I could be right, personally I hope I am wrong. But why did I think of a right wing group? It has to do with a series of arsons related towards grocery stores. In December, and possible a few months after that as well, several grocery stores were burned down by an anti-American group. The reason they burned the stores was because the stores sold American made products. I do not think that all, or even many, Swedes are racist. But either way it is sad to know that this place was burned down whether or not this particular arson was committed by anti-immigrants or not.
19:02 June 2, 2009 by Mack
Hahaha have you ever been to Jacobs Loge? The comment on funny looking people rings true

Jacobs Loge
16:09 June 5, 2009 by JonnyDee

Here's a crazy idea, perhaps the Swedes are getting a little angry by the fact that they open up their country and willingly take in people whom the rest of the world shuns only to have these same people then turn around and throw stones at police & ambulances, rape Swedish girls, behead their own children for talking to someone outside "their" family, demand preferential treatment, burn down their own government provided housing and then bitch when Uncle Olaf doesn't come and build it back for them fast enough.

If Sweden is sooooo bad, then by all means move back to whatever sh*t-hole country you came from and try that same crap there....you wouldn't last 1 day.

My family were immigrants too, the difference is they learned the language, embraced the culture, refused government handouts, served in the Swedish Armed Forces and were grateful. These spoiled brats don't know how lucky they are and Swedes should take every opportunity to remind them!
21:29 November 19, 2009 by laura ka baal
Swedes attacks from the back and in the night like owls, they dont have guts to fight face to face,hand to hand,as if swedish people are getting perished because of immigrants in coming 10years it will be same as UK.
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