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Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in Sweden.

STOCKHOLM (CyHAN)- Scores of Swedish women from various faiths have posted pictures of themselves online wearing hijabs, or traditional Muslim headscarves, to show solidarity with a Muslim woman who was attacked in a Stockholm suburb for wearing one.

Police spokesman Ulf Hoffman has said an unknown assailant attacked the pregnant woman in the suburb of Farsta on Friday by banging her head against a car.

Hoffman said the man shouted slurs which have led police to believe the attack was motivated by the woman's religion.

Among the women posting photos wearing headscarves on the social network site Twitter on Monday were Green Party leader Asa Romson and Social Democrat lawmaker Veronica Palm.

Headscarved Muslim women are increasingly becoming targets of persons with Islamophobic sentiments in European countries. Earlier this year, a pregnant Muslim woman was attacked by two Islamophobic men in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. She suffered a miscarriage and died two days after the attack. (Cihan / Today's Zaman) CyHAN

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Date:Aug 20, 2013
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