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More resources to fight prejudice

Published fredag 30 augusti 2013 kl 10.47
A pregnant woman wearing a Muslim veil was recently attacked in Stockholm. Photo: M. Spencer Green/Scanpix.

The government is to spend an extra 20 million Swedish kronor over a four-year period to combat xenophobia and intolerance, Minister of Integration Erik Ullenhag told Swedish Radio News.

"In recent years, we have made special efforts to counter anti-semitism and Islamaphobia. But I see a situation in our country where many people continue to have prejudices about Islam and Muslims, so there is a need to discuss this and make it a special focus in the years ahead," says Ullenhag.

In explaining the need for additional resources, the Minister of Integration referred to a recent incident in the Stockholm suburb of Farsta, during which a pregnant muslim woman wearing a hijab was assaulted.

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