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This Is What It Looks Like to Love-Bomb a Mosque

After a series of mosque arson attacks, Swedes show up to protest Islamophobia.

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In a slew of Islamophobic attacks, arsonists targeted three mosques in Sweden using Molotov cocktails. In response, hundreds of anti-racist demonstrators and Muslim Swedes gathered for rallies in the city of Uppsala to “love-bomb” a mosque with paper hearts bearing messages of goodwill covering up graffiti that read “Go Home, You Muslim Shit.” Swedish Muslims also carried a banner that said “Don’t Touch My Mosque.” Sweden has been experiencing increasngly violent bouts of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant hate—in the past year, 14 mosques have been attacked.

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Feel Good Story: Muslims Show Solidarity as Human Shields Egyptian Muslims Act as Human Shields to Protect Coptic Christmas Services

In response to a deadly bombing, thousands of Muslims volunteer to protect Christian services by putting their bodies in harm's way.

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On New Year's Day, a terrorist bombing killed 21 people outside a Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt. It appeared to be the work of Muslim extremists targeting the increasingly vulnerable Coptic Christian minority in the country, with the likely intent of fomenting tension between faiths.

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