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Sweden Democrat 'set own home on fire': report

TT/The Local/og · 4 Jun 2012, 16:19

Published: 04 Jun 2012 16:19 GMT+02:00

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Frida Grundström, who is a member of the municipal council in Gnesta, was home alone in her apartment when the incident occurred, and the fire was extinguished quickly.

"I stood in the kitchen making pizza and had some music on. But then I heard the fire alarm and went out into the hall to see what had happened. When I came out there it was burning on the door and on the floor," Grundström told the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper at the time.

The politician, who was convinced that the attack had a political motive, claimed to have also been attacked in a similar fashion on several previous occasions, including an incident when a swastika was painted on her front door.

However, new information has led police to believe that Grundström herself may have been responsible for the attack .

Suspicions were initially aroused when the politician had thought to take a picture of the blaze before trying to put it out, wrote the Expressen newspaper.

Now, it has been confirmed that she is suspected of lighting the fire, and a public defender has been assigned to Grundström.

Meanwhile, the Sweden Democrat’s head of security, Bengt Malmberg, has spoken out about the allegations.

“This doesn’t sound right in my opinion. Of course it’s damaging to our reputation if a person is suspected of doing it themselves, but it’s unthinkable for me to do something like this,” Malmberg told the newspaper.

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When asked if Grundström will remain in the party if she is convicted, Malmberg replied that such decisions were not his to make.

“It’s not me who decides. This has to be taken up in the membership committee. It’s surely an issue that’s going to be discussed though,” he told Expressen.

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Your comments about this article

17:24 June 4, 2012 by muscle
seriously guys, at some points i DO support you even though I am myself a foreigner. But at least do some sensible acts instead of making stupid moves! :S
20:57 June 4, 2012 by prince T
They win votes by creating sensation. The truth of the matter are these guys are group of drug users, drop out and racists. This is the first time in the history of mordern seedish politic that our politicians are on drugs, having wild parties and so on. The 3rd party in sweden, it shows how decayed we havebecome. My child's tteacher is going on pension but will be replaced by another oldie.
21:24 June 4, 2012 by Iraniboy
If you look at the poll results in SD homepage you see that UnitedMinds has always suggested a number for SD with 2-3 percents more than other polling websites. That's nothing new!
22:51 June 4, 2012 by towns
"group of drug users, drop out and racists" - prince T

Bill Gates and Larry Ellison are dropouts, as were John D. Rockefeller, Howard Hughes and Steve Jobs you know ;) just sayin'
23:15 June 4, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
And some people actually vote for these jackasses.
05:34 June 5, 2012 by calebian22
Good thing Mona Salin wasn't a jackass or a crook. Oh wait....
05:35 June 5, 2012 by prince T
They did great things that generation unborn will benefit. . Your friends in the SD are parasites. Politics is their only carrier. I went to school with a loud mouth SD executive. He never worked for one day but living off csn. Changing from one course to another. Pls dont compare these guys with Gates. By the way have checked what SD secretary thinks about u @towns.
09:12 June 5, 2012 by djmarko
Mickey mouse party of anything goes, seems they searched the entire lenghth and breath and sweden to recruit idiots to run as SD, now we continue to see them for what they really are, hopeless lot!!!
09:22 June 5, 2012 by gpafledthis
Can't see what the fuss is !! Most swedes seem to support "burn the house/country down !! Just a short time to go from apt/house/town/city- whole country !!
10:32 June 5, 2012 by towns
@ prince T

I wasn't comparing them with SD, I was just saying that using "dropout" as an insult sort of backfires ;)
18:38 June 5, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#6: well at least she never set her own home on fire and tried to pin it on her political opponents.

#9: have you suffered a stroke or something? Because nothing you write makes any sense at all.
21:38 June 8, 2012 by TheWatchman
That's pretty stupid. I still think SD is necessary for Sweden at this point in time.
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