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New report highlights attacks on 39 Swedish mosques in 2017

An Islamic centre in Järfälla set on fire last year. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Published: 12.Jun.2018 08:34 hrs

Almost 40 mosques or Muslim assemblies were attacked or vandalised in Sweden last year, with some being targeted as many as 10 times, according to a new report by a Swedish researcher.

The report by Uppsala University's Mattias Gardell is built on a survey sent to 173 Islamic congregations in Sweden, of which 106 replied. Well over half (59 percent) said they had been subjected to some kind of physical attack, SVT reports.

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