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Islamists Fire Rockets, Hurl Bombs at Pro-Israel Crowd in Sweden

Islamists fired rockets and hurled pipe bombs at a crowd demonstrating for Israel in Malmö, Sweden. A blogger videotaped the chilling incident
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/11/2009, 7:33 PM

Ted Ekeroth

Islamists reached new heights of audacity in a face-off with pro-Israel demonstrators in Malmö, Sweden on Sunday, firing rockets and throwing pipe bombs at the pro-Israel group in broad daylight and under police's noses. No one was hurt. The incident was videotaped by Swedish blogger Ted Ekeroth.

Between 400 and 500 people gathered in Stortorget Square for a peaceful pro-Israeli protest.

The police sealed off the entire square and only allowed in the protesters, as well as a smaller group of Islamists, and separated the two groups from each other.

Blogger Ekeroth wrote: "It didn't take long until they started attacking us, this time with homemade pipebombs and fireworks. The homemade bombs were pretty powerful, as I stood not too far away when one of them exploded. According to what I heard, the police managed to arrest the ones that threw the bombs. However, they did not disperse the [A]rab crowd…"

In total, Ekeroth reported, the Islamists threw two pipe bombs, fired two rockets and hurled some glass bottles. The bombs did not reach the pro-Israel protesters but the rockets exploded over their heads.

The largest newspaper in the south, Sydsvenskan, chose to "distort and bend the truth," Ekeroth reported. The news item about the confrontation was headlined “Several arrested during Israel demonstration” and, amazingly, reported that "The expected violence did not occur."