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Swedish Marchers Denounce Christmas Day Arson Attack on Mosque.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several hundred marchers turned out in a Swedish town to denounce an arson attack on a mosque that injured five people on Christmas Day.

Answering calls by the Together for Eskilstuna Facebook page to denounce the attack, a large group of people converged on the damaged mosque to show their support, The Guardian reported

"Several hundred people were there to deliver a message of friendship," Police Spokesman Roland Lindqvist, said.

According to police, windows in a second Eskilstuna mosque were broken overnight on Thursday, though authorities couldn't say whether the two attacks were linked.

Sweden's leftist Prime Minister Stefan L|fven denounced the "hateful violence".

"We will never tolerate this kind of crime. Those who want to practice their religion should have the right to do so," Lofven said.

A firebomb was thrown through a closed window of the mosque in the central city of Eskilstuna on Thursday, injuring five of the nearly 70 worshippers inside, two of whom remained in hospital on Friday.

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Date:Dec 27, 2014
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