"We want to send the message that these attacks on mosques… are a problem for all of society and not just Muslims," Mohammed Kharraki, a spokesman for Sweden’s Islamic Association, told the agency in Stockholm.
"This is about people being denied their basic rights… Everyone needs to ask themselves, politicians and citizens if this is the kind of society they want," he added.
There are manifestations of all kinds happening across #Sweden today to show a clear stand against the attacks and their ideology— YasminWaQahwa/Dima S (@YasminWaQahwa) 2 января 2015
On New Year’s Day, a mosque was attacked in Sweden’s fourth largest city of Uppsala. It was the third arson incident occurring in the country in the past week.
On Christmas Day, an arsonist attacked a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna, injuring five people.
After the incident in Eskilstuna, authorities urged Swedes to reject xenophobia and protect religious freedom.