11.7 C
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sweden church ATTACK – “deliberately” set on fire

Follow us on social media!

It happened around midnight on Tuesday. A police patrol noticed that the Gottsunda Church in Uppsala was on fire.

The flames were already several meters high. Initially police attempted to stop the fire with a handheld fire extinguisher, but failed.

Because the fire was discovered so early, the church could be saved.

Police write on their website that “the fire could have caused serious damage if police patrol had not discovered it in such an early phase”.

According to Samnytt, the church, which is built out of wood, received significant smoke, fire and water damage.

Police suspect that the fire was started deliberately.

The church is situated in Uppsala in the notorious “problem area” of Gottsunda, which is on the police list of the 22 worst areas in Sweden.

Police label the area as a “particularly vulnerable area”, however some people call these areas for “no-go zones”.

According to police, these areas have parallel societal structures and police have difficulties doing their jobs.

They also say that in these areas the population is often unwilling to participate in court cases, and that there is often “violent religious extremism”.

There is a total of 60 “vulnerable areas” in Sweden, with 22 being labeled as “particularly vulnerable”.

Just last month there was a bombing in the city of Uppsala.

Christian persecution has been on the increase in Europe. Last year saw an alarming 3000 attacks against Christians.

“Roughly 3,000 Christian churches, schools, cemeteries and monuments have been vandalized, looted or defaced in Europe during 2019”

In Sweden there has been 3 bomb attacks within the period of a year against an event building owned by the Syrian Orthodox chuch.

According to Open Doors USA, an organization tracking Christian persecution around the world, more than 260 million Christians face persecution for their faith.

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

CLICK HERE to sign up now to NEVER miss the most important news from Sweden and around the world!

Peter Imanuelsen
Peter Imanuelsen
Swedish journalist and political commentator. Founder and Editor-in-chief at Times of Sweden. Peter Imanuelsen has been reporting on the situation in Sweden for years and is more commonly known as PeterSweden on social media.


British hospitals can REFUSE to treat “racist” or “sexist” patients in new rules

New rules to be enforced in April means that “sexist” and “racist” patients could be refused non-emergency care at the National Health...

159 million could die from the corona virus

Sir Patrick Vallance, the British government's scientific adviser – has stated to Sky News, that you cannot get rid of the coronavirus...

VIDEO: Goats take over town in Wales under corona lockdown

A herd of goats have taken over the empty streets of a town after people are staying inside due to the corona...

24 year old mother MURDERED by activists for saying “ALL LIVES MATTER”

A young mother was murdered in Indianapolis after allegedly saying "all lives matter". She was engaged and leaves behind a 3 year...

France: 47% agree anti-white racism is a problem

In a new poll conducted by Ifop, French people say that racism against white people is a problem after the recent protests...

Germany: Right-wing AfD politician’s car SET ON FIRE in series of ATTACKS

In the third time since March, a vehicle has been set on fire that belongs to a member of the right-wing Alternative...

Glasgow stabbings: Police investigate “offensive” comments about mass stabber

Police in Scotland are investigating "offensive" and "potentially criminal" comments regarding a photo of the man who stabbed 6 people in a...