Category Archives: Sweden

Lars Vilk dan Karikatur Hina Nabi

Lars Endel Roger Vilks (lahir 20 Jun 1946) ialah seorang seniman dari negara Sweden. Beliau dilahirkan di Helsingborg, Sweden. Bapanya dari Estonia dan ibunya warganegara Sweden. Beliau memperoleh ijazah Ph.D. dalam kajian sejarah seni daripada Lund University pada tahun 1987 dan bekerja di Oslo National Academy of the Arts dari 1988 hingga 1993. Dari 1997 hingga 2003 beliau merupakan professor dalam bidang teori seni di Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Sebagai seorang penggiat seni, Vilks sangat dikenali dengan “institutional theory of art”. Continue reading

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Islam in Sweden

History

During the eighteenth century, Sweden formed an alliance with the Ottoman Empire. This, coupled with the fact that the Swedish king Carl XII lived under Ottoman protection from 1709 to 1714, made the Swedes interested in Islam. Soon, Sweden granted freedom of worship to Muslims. During the eighteenth century, many dissertations about Islam were written at Swedish universities.

The Baltic Tatars were the first Muslim group in modern Sweden. The faith arrived in the country primarily through immigration from countries with large Muslim populations (such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Morocco, Iraq, Iran and Somalia) in the late 20th century. Most Muslims in Sweden are either immigrants or descendants of those immigrants. The majority of them are from the Middle East, especially Iraq and Iran. The second largest Muslim group consists of immigrants or refugees from former Yugoslavia, most of them Bosniaks. There is also a sizeable community of Somalis. The second largest Arab group are Moroccans, but not all Muslims  from Iraq or Morocco are Arabs; among them are Kurds and Berbers, too. Continue reading

Ratusan berdemo bantah Kartun Sweden hina Nabi


Kira-kira 500 umat Islam berkumpul di depan kedutaan Sweden di ibu negara bagi menyatakan bantahan mereka terhadap tindakan tiga akhbar Sweden yang didakwa menghina Nabi Muhammad hari ini.

Sejurus selepas menunaikan solat Jumaat di masjid bersebelahan bangunan Tabung Haji di Jalan Tun Razak, mereka berarak di kedutaan tersebut, kira-kira 500 meter sahaja daripada tempat tersebut.

Kumpulan tersebut diketuai Ketua Pemuda PAS Nasrudin Hassan dan Presiden Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS) Jais Abdul Karim. Continue reading

Islam is Sweden’s biggest threat’ – Jimmie Åkesson

Islam 'Sweden's biggest threat': far-right leader

An article by the leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats claiming that Islam is the biggest threat to Sweden since World War II is tantamount to hate speech, according to legal experts.

A number of jurists believe the text, published in the opinion section of the Aftonbladet newspaper, qualifies as agitation against an ethnic group (hets mot folkgrupp).

The Sweden Democrats concluded their annual congress on Sunday in the town of Ljungbyhed in Skåne in southern Sweden.

On Monday, Aftonbladet published an opinion piece by party leader Jimmie Åkesson in which the prominent far-right politician slams Islam. Continue reading