Last night and early this morning, thirty to forty people rioted in an immigrant suburb of Stockholm to show their support for Rosengård.
According to The Local:
Fire and rescue services came under attack from stone-throwing youths in Tensta in northwest Stockholm on Monday evening.
A number of police units were sent to where a gang of youngsters had set fire to car tyres, rubbish bins and a skip, as well as attempting to set fire to a car, Dagens Nyheter reports.
Rescue workers were subjected to heavy stone-throwing and quickly moved out of the predominantly immigrant-occupied area after they managed to put out the fires. There were no reports of any injuries.
Police said they did not know what had caused the disturbance and said there was no apparent connection to last weeks riots in Malmö. By midnight the situation was under control but police remained in place.
“We’ll be here as long as we’re needed,” police spokesman Björn Engström told Dagens Nyheter.
Below are some excerpts from Expressen, kindly translated for Gates of Vienna by Reinhard of FOMI:
Serious Disturbances during the night- - - - - - - - -
Police fear the riots in Rosengård are spreading into the outskirts of Stockholm. Youngsters in Tensta started fires and threw stones at the Fire brigade trucks.
“We want to show our support for Rosengård,” says one of the youngsters to Expressen.
“We support Rosengård. They’ve shut down a mosque to use it as a party venue.”
“That’s haram,” says one of the teenage boys who won’t give his name.
Situation under control
“It’s going to get worse than this,” says another boy who is at most 16 years old.
A student of civil economics, Suleyman Ali, 20, tried to calm the gang.
“There is a need for young role models who can show that one can become something even if one has grown up in Tensta.”
At 1:00 a.m. the police had the situation under control.
Reinhard includes this additional material:
Also note this article. This writer, who has lived in and studied Islam in Rosengård and now works for Malmö college (not university, högskola), writes that the mosque in Rosengård is run by Wahhabists, who should not be helped in any way.
This mosque in Rosengård is probably the most radical of all Swedish mosques. AFA [Antifa, the “anti-fascist” anarchist network] wrote a press release stating that they supported the Muslims because they were evicted; it had nothing to do with ideology.
Pernilla Ouis, a former convert to Islam who seems to have converted back, writes in Sydsvenskan about the Salafists involved in the mosque: “It is incomprehensible how anti-fascists can support such a fascist group as this.”
Hat tip: VH.