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Swedish official faces probe for Islamophobic remark

World | 2018-11-09 13:26:30
Swedish official faces probe for Islamophobic remark
Prosecutors are investigating a top city official in southern Sweden over Islamophobic remarks.

Christopher Larsson, vice mayor of the southern coastal city of Karlskrona, is accused of committing a hate crime in a social media posting last year.

On Facebook, arguing that Karlskrona should not allow the adhan, or Muslim call to prayer, to be broadcast over speakers, Larsson wrote: "Allahuakber will echo through the skies of Karlskrona in the same way Islamists shout it when blowing themselves up."  

Magnus Manhammar, a Social Democratic Party MP, filed the criminal complaint against Larsson, and local daily Blekinge Lans reported that the regional prosecutor's office began an investigation.  

Larsson, a member of the conservative Swedish Democrats, argued that he had not insulted Islam or Muslims.

Anadolu Agency
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