Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin N/A
Victims Gender Male, Female
Victims Age N/A
Victims Number N/A
Fatalities - deaths N/A
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin Swedish
Perpetrator Gender N/A
Perpetrator Age N/A
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Extremist/Organised Group Violence Yes

The xenophobic, nationalist party the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna, SD) is promoting Islamophobia by describing Muslims as terrorists. In an article published in Dagens Nyheter, January 25, 2011, Jimmie Akesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats argued that the government should tighten the law against Islamist terror and investigate the spread of Islamic attitudes in Swedish society. Sweden Democrats are also campaigning to convince municipalities to deny Muslims the right to build Mosques. The government's has commissioned the state agency, Living History Forum to investigate the increasing Islamophobia in Sweden.


Source: Living History Forum, proposals to the government's investigation: "A more effective work against xenophobia and related intolerance" (Dir. 2011:39).