Stockholm imam receives death threats

27th Feb 2015

Elham Asaad Buaras

The imam at Stockholm’s largest mosque received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on February 6. President of the Islamic Association of Sweden, Omar Mustafa, said, “The police have taken several steps and we have contact with them. We hope that they clear this up very quickly.”

The death threats were reported to have been made after a package containing white powder was sent to Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan mosque near Medborgarplatsen in central Stockholm.“I can’t go into detail but it was a direct death threat which the police have taken seriously,” Mustafa said.


Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan mosque near Medborgarplatsen

The powder turned out to be harmless although police said that security at the mosque has been strengthened. The mosque has previously been targeted in a white powder attack and Muslim leaders have advised all mosques in the country to be extra vigilant.

 

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