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Eugene

(62,036 posts)
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 05:03 PM Sep 2023

Clashes erupt in Sweden's third largest city after another Quran burning and at least 3 are detained

Source: Associated Press

Clashes erupt in Sweden’s third largest city after another Quran burning and at least 3 are detained

Updated 10:25 AM EDT-4, September 4, 2023

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Clashes erupted in an immigrant neighborhood in Sweden’s third largest city after an anti-Muslim protester set fire to a copy of the Quran, police said Monday.

Police in Malmo said they were pelted with rocks and dozens of cars were set on fire, including in an underground garage, and described the events that started Sunday and lasted overnight as “a violent riot.”

The clashes started after an anti-Islam activist, Salwan Momika, burned a copy of the Quran on Sunday and an angry mob tried to stop him, police said. At least three people were detained, they said.

Early Monday, a crowd of mainly young people set fire to tires and debris and some threw electric scooters, bicycles and barriers in Malmo’s Rosengard neighborhood, which has seen similar clashes in the past. Several banners condemned the Quran burning.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/sweden-quran-burning-malmo-b981d13796dfde8b266a47f6765affc8

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Clashes erupt in Sweden's third largest city after another Quran burning and at least 3 are detained (Original Post) Eugene Sep 2023 OP
religion is a cancer msongs Sep 2023 #1
Religion isn't the cancer -- Intolerance is. whathehell Sep 2023 #4
Religion is intolerance Cartoonist Sep 2023 #5
No, not unless having a personal opinion or view is "intolerant". whathehell Sep 2023 #8
Agreed. anciano Sep 2023 #9
Thank you. whathehell Sep 2023 #12
Tolerance Cartoonist Sep 2023 #10
Hmm.... interesting question. anciano Sep 2023 #11
Clearly whathehell Sep 2023 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author anciano Sep 2023 #2
Those two things are contradictory Major Nikon Sep 2023 #7
The first thing is clearly true.. whathehell Sep 2023 #14
Not quite. Act_of_Reparation Sep 2023 #15
It seems there's been a misunderstanding.. whathehell Sep 2023 #16
It's terrorism meant to induce a race war between Swedes and immigrants. no_hypocrisy Sep 2023 #3
+1 2naSalit Sep 2023 #6

whathehell

(29,151 posts)
8. No, not unless having a personal opinion or view is "intolerant".
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 07:18 PM
Sep 2023

Last edited Tue Sep 5, 2023, 11:01 AM - Edit history (1)

Everyone believes THEIR opinion, or political view to be "better" or closer to the truth than that of others, but that doesn't preclude a diverse or tolerant society.

anciano

(1,064 posts)
11. Hmm.... interesting question.
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 10:06 PM
Sep 2023

"God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence." --- John Wanamaker

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Major Nikon

(36,831 posts)
7. Those two things are contradictory
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 07:15 PM
Sep 2023

I have a right to wipe my ass with a bible, a koran, or any other book I own. Anyone who tries to tell me I can’t is forcing their beliefs on me.

whathehell

(29,151 posts)
14. The first thing is clearly true..
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 11:22 AM
Sep 2023

The second seems less a matter of "rights" than the wisdom of doing so in a diverse society.

Act_of_Reparation

(9,116 posts)
15. Not quite.
Thu Sep 7, 2023, 09:59 AM
Sep 2023

Telling someone they shouldn't deface a holy book would be a matter of wisdom.

Telling someone they can't very much is a matter of rights.

whathehell

(29,151 posts)
16. It seems there's been a misunderstanding..
Fri Sep 8, 2023, 02:01 AM
Sep 2023

The "first thing" I alluded to didn't concern the holy book. The poster's first statement was that "Everyone has a right to their own personal beliefs". I do understand the difference between "shoulds" and "cant's" with respect to rights.

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