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Prosecutors are investigating a top city official in southern Sweden over Islamophobic remarks he made on social media.

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

On Facebook, arguing that Karlskrona should not allow the adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer, to be broadcast over speakers, Larsson wrote: "Allahu Akbar will echo through the skies of Karlskrona in...

Sweden has prolonged internal border controls with Germany and Denmark for a further three months over security concerns, the Swedish Justice Ministry said on November 8.

The ministry cited a persisting threat to domestic security and similar decisions by other EU members. In August, Sweden said that EU’s porous frontiers allowed potential terrorists to slip into the country.

Internal border checks were brought back in 2015, with EU’s permission, to get a grip on migrant...

Employees of several pharmacy chains across Sweden increasingly have to contend with the racist attitudes of customers, according to a report from broadcaster SVT.

Pharmacy customers use “the n-word”, make disparaging remarks about Muslims and demand to be serviced by “a Swede”, according to the report. 

The pharmacy chain Kronans Apotek has also reported that customers are increasingly demanding to be serviced by ethnic Swedes or telling Muslim employees to remove their...

A student who livestreamed her dramatic efforts on a plane to stop an asylum seeker from being deported to Afghanistan in July was indicted by Swedish prosecutors on October 19.

Elin Ersson, 21, a student at the University of Gothenburg and a volunteer with refugee groups, had her broadcast go viral as she attempted to stop a flight from Gothenburg to Turkey on July 23. Ersson and other asylum activists discovered an Afghan man on the flight was being deported to Kabul, Afghanistan....

Denis, 6, applied for a residence permit in Sweden. The boy applied as accompanying his mother, who in turn applied for affiliation with a partner.

Denis is a Ukrainian citizen, just like his mother, who was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje on March 10 earlier this year. The police arrested a man suspiciously suspicious of murder, which is the weakest suspicion.

Today, Denis lives with his grandparents, who have lived in Sweden for six years and have applied to adopt...

A leader of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats party submitted a draft motion calling for a ban on nonmedical circumcision of boys, which the text defined as “backward” child abuse.

Sweden Democrats Secretary Richard Jomshof on Wednesday submitted the draft for a nonbinding motion on circumcision to the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament, where his party is the third-largest with 18 percent of the seats.

Titled “Prohibition of nonmedical circumcision,” the proposed text, on...

Chinese citizens, media and embassy blasted Sweden's national broadcaster for "insulting China" during a late-night satirical talk show, which aired a segment filled with racist stereotypes that cast Chinese tourists as uncouth and distastefully ridiculed Chinese farmer culture.  

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden criticized the program, which aired on September 21 night, saying it "spread racism and xenophobia, and incited racial hatred toward China." 

"Relevant program staff from...

Twitter bots supporting the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have almost doubled in the past month ahead of the Swedish election, according to a government agency.

A study of 571,719 tweets sent during March to August showed the number of accounts with automated behavior "increased significantly" in recent weeks, the Swedish defense research agency said.

The bots were 40% more likely to express support for the Sweden Democrats than genuine accounts, according to the agency....

Swedish police shot dead a 20-year-old man with Down syndrome in Stockholm on Aug 2. He had run away from home carrying a harmless toy gun. The policemen say they opened fire because of a "threatening situation", according to media reports.

20-year-old Eric Torell from Stockholm was diagnosed with Down syndrom and autism. He was gravely handicapped and could not speak, according to his mother.

On Thursday he was killed by Swedish police who say he acted "threateningly".

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As passengers know, a plane cannot take off until all on board have taken their seats and buckled their seat belts. A young Swedish activist named Elin Ersson used that rule to keep a flight carrying a 52-year-old Afghan man being deported to Kabul from taking off in Gothenburg.

The flight was scheduled to travel to Istanbul where the man was to be transferred to another plane to Afghanistan.

With everyone else on the plane seated, the young Swede took out her cellphone and...

Sweden player of Turkish origin Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to a storm of racial hatred and threats on social media after giving away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos's late winner for Germany in their Group F World Cup clash on Saturday.

The Swedish Football Association said on Sunday it had filed a police complaint in the wake of a spate of threats and racial slurs targeting Durmaz.

"A police complaint has been filed. The Swedish Football Association filed it so that Jimmy...

Mosques in Sweden were attacked a record 38 times in 2017, marking a tenfold increase from the previous year, a recent report showed.

The study, conducted by Uppsala University, indicated a sobering increase in violence against mosques and Muslims in the Nordic country.

Minister for Home Affairs Morgon Johansson described the surge of attacks as "terrible." He said the rise in far-right nationalist parties across Europe has brought about harsh discourse against immigrants,...

The Islamic Cultural Center of Hässleholm was destroyed in a fire on May 19.

Police are treating the fire as an arson attack, according to P4 Malmö.

According to officials, a person entered the Islamic Cultural Center’s prayer room to purposely set the fire.

The fire had the potential to spread to connected apartments, Magnus Carlsson of the Hässleholm Rescue Service said.

“The mosque that was burned is located on the ground floor of a rental building,” he told P4...

A mosque in Stockholm was vandalized with racist words and symbols.

In a statement, the mosque management said a big swastika symbol was spray painted at the mosque's door.

The management strongly condemned the incident, saying the mosque had been facing such racist attacks for years.

"Our mosque members and our community are extremely disturbed by such attacks. Unfortunately, despite many racist attacks, the government could not do anything against Islamophobia and hate...

In 2017 alone, twelve adolescent asylum seekers committed suicide, according to a survey by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted on behalf of the National Board of Health. By contrast, the figure was below ten in 2016, with no registered suicide cases within the group in 2015.

All the asylum seekers who took their lives in 2017 were boys and men under the age of 21. Almost all of them came from Afghanistan and had applied for a residence permit in 2015.Most of them were...