Several international far-right websites claimed that a Swedish Christmas concert had been cancelled in order to avoid offending Muslim migrants. In fact, the cause was a delay on budget and logistics planning from the company behind the event. The Local explores how the story got misrepresented.
The O Helga Natt (Oh, Holy Night) event in Örebro, central Sweden, is the country's biggest open air Christmas concert. It has been held since 2001 and broadcast on TV for ten years, but won't be broadcast this year and it's unclear if it will be held at all.
One extremist far-right website reported that the disruption to the event was "likely" to be an example of "Swedish traditions being suppressed in order not to offend migrants who don't hold Christian beliefs", without providing any evidence for this claim.Read full article on The Local