Rabu , 27 September 2017, 12:29 WIB

Islamic body condemns suspected arson attack at Swedish mosque

Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Republika Online/Mardiah
Fire set by a man partly destroyed a mosque in Orebro, 160 km west of the capital Stockholm on Tuesday.
Fire set by a man partly destroyed a mosque in Orebro, 160 km west of the capital Stockholm on Tuesday.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, RABAT -- The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on Tuesday strongly denounced the suspected arson attack at a mosque in central Sweden.

The ISESCO urged Swedish authorities to severely punish the perpetrators of this "despicable terrorist act," which the police pointed to as an arson attack.

The Islamic organ also called on Swedish authorities to ensure greater protection for mosques and Muslim citizens against the trend of Islamophobia.

It added that the demand is in compliance with the resolutions of the UN and its organs which request states and people embrace tolerance, reject contempt for religions, and ban desecration of religious sanctities.

Swedish police said they arrested a man suspected of involvement in the fire that partly destroyed a mosque in Orebro, 160 km west of the capital Stockholm.

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