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Human chain around the mosque at the Friday prayer
"Human chain around the mosque at the Friday prayer"

"A week after the terrorist attack in New Zealand gathered locals at a rally for the right to pray in security. The young, the old and the representatives of the different religious communities formed a human wall around the Stockholm mosque during Friday prayers."

"Stockholm one of the muslims approached the mosque at noon on Friday, they were met by a sea of people. According to an estimate from the police on site had more than 1 500 people have taken to the mosque to show their support for terrorattentatet against two mosques in New Zealand last week, where 50 people were shot to death."

"– Thank you that you exist, "said a man on the way out of the mosque to the Fia Nerelius who was standing next to a sign with the text"

"Qoran Noor who came to participate in a Friday prayer were surprised by the crowd."

"– What nice! So nice, she exclaimed through her when she realized why the great wall of people stood around the mosque."

"– It shows that there is still solidarity, hope and compassion in this time of extremism and islamophobia."

"Many religious communities"

"the Initiator of the manifestation was Mattias Schain. As a jew, he knows how lonely and vulnerable it can feel when something like happened in New Zealand is," he said."

"– After the attack on the synagogue in Copenhagen 2015 ordered muslims to this kind of chain around synagogue in Oslo. It meant a lot to me and reduced the sense of vulnerability. When this happened in Christchurch, I wanted to try to give back the feeling of Stockholm, the muslims."

"When the clock was approaching twelve, the human chain of the three stages and went right to the back of the mosque. Representatives from both the Swedish church and the jewish and catholic communities were in place."

"Munube Kaya, a muslim herself, was happy and moved by the reaction. The church in New Zealand has created insecurity in the muslim community, she said."

"I am not in the mosque so often, but I usually go on our holidays with my children and only when we would go here in the day I felt"

"Culture and demokratiminister Amanda Lind (MP) was one of those who shaped the human ring around the mosque. She expressed the hope that the muslims who arrived for Friday prayers felt a strong support."

" I think it is important to be here and show my solidarity with the muslims who were directly affected by the horrific terror attack, but also show that the threats, hatred and violence are never okay. We must stand up for religious freedom and democracy and our open society. It is very nice to see how many are here today to show it."

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