Look at the headline. “Aggressive man”. No disclosure to the public that this was an act of jihad.
St. Pauli Church in Malmö.
Aggressive man smashed the Church in Malmö
FriaTider, 27 June 2016 at 11.33
By Mattias Albinsson ✉
A man broke in at the night of Monday into St. Pauli Church in Central Malmö and vandalized it, among other things by smashing window panes.
“It will be investigated as a hate crime,” said Jimmy Modin at Skane police to FriaTider.
It was at three o’clock the night of Monday that police received the alarm that someone broke into the Church originating from the 1800’s and was about to smash windows and doors. When police arrived on the scene the man went instead to attack against them.
– “He was trying to hit the patrol with a bat or stick of some kind,” says Scania Police spokesman Jimmy Modin for FriaTider.
Police patrol was forced to use pepper spray to overpower the aggressive man.
“He was arrested for vandalism, trespassing and attempted violence against official,” says Modin.
– “As I understand it, he had forced entry into the Church, hence trespassing of the criminal code.”
Police suspect that the man went to attack against the church because it is a symbol of the Christian faith.
“It will be investigated as a hate crime,” says Modin.
There are media reports that the man should have shouted “Allahu akbar” in connection with the vandalism of the Church. Malmo Police spokesman Lars Förstell would not confirm the information, but said that the man shouted something.
– “His actions suggest that he attacked the church because it is a religious symbol,” he said.
– “He has shouted things and declared things, but I have no concrete indication on exactly what it is.”
Lars Förstell says that the police, even at eleven o’clock in the morning, do not know who the arrested person is, his age or where he comes from.
“We have no identification yet so we don’t know what his citizenship is,” he said.
Did you need a translator to interrogate him?
– “I have no indication of right now.”
“We have not kept a proper hearing yet, but we will do as you go.”
It is unclear if the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he went on attack against the Church.