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    Sweden to Create National Strategy Against Islamophobia: Reports

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    The Swedish Minister said that she will work on the strategy together with the local Muslim communities and find ways to fight Islamophobia by providing people with more information on Islam and combating prejudice.

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    STOCKHOLM, January 3 (Sputnik) — Swedish government is planning to elaborate a national strategy to counter Islamophobia, the Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke said Friday as quoted by the Radio Sweden.

    The Swedish Minister said that she will work on the strategy together with the local Muslim communities and find ways to fight Islamophobia by providing people with more information on Islam and combating prejudice. "The big problem is that some people have these sets of values which make them prepared to carry out these horrendous deeds. We won't change that with more window bars, cameras or guards," Alice Bah Kuhnke said at the Stockholm protest rally against the recent attack at mosques, as quoted by the Swedish media.

    Alice Bah Kuhnke said she will begin consultations with the Muslim organizations in February.

    On Friday protest rallies took place in the three largest cities of Sweden – Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. People took it to the streets under the slogan “Don’t touch my Mosque” to show solidarity with the country’s Muslims and to protest against the recent attacks at mosques in the Swedish towns of Eskilstuna and Eslov and the country’s fourth-largest city, Uppsala.

    The biggest rally of up to 2,000 participants took place in Stockholm, while the protest events in the other two cities gathered from 500 to 700 people.

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