Malmo Mosque Destroyed by Arson Attack

October 22, 2005

Source: The Local

On October 22, 2005 The Local reported, "The mosque in Malmö was the target of a new arson attack just before midnight on Friday. Several minor fires were started in the main building, but these were put out quickly by the emergency services after passers-by had spotted smoke coming out of the building. One man was taken to hospital suffering from mild smoke injuries. The man was staying in the mosque temporarily for the Ramadan period and was sleeping in the building when the fire began. Someone had broken into the building after smashing a window at the back. 'There were a small number of fires which we put out in the premises,' said Swen Krook, the duty fire officer. The indications are that the fires were not accidental. Swen Krook said that there was some small-scale damage."