In Sweden, after a molotov cocktail was thrown at a mosque in an arson attempt, local residents responded with a “love bomb.”
The front door of a mosque in Uppsala in eastern Sweden was covered in colorful paper hearts Friday as Swedes across the country rallied to show solidarity with their Muslim brothers and sisters.
On Thursday, that same Uppsala mosque was hit by a Molotov cocktail. A racist message was also scrawled on its walls. No one was injured, according to The Local. Police are still searching for suspects.
The incident marked the third time such an attack against a mosque took place between Christmas and New Year’s. The Christmas Day attack in Eskilstuna left five people injured.
Omar Mustafa, chairman of the Islamic Association in Sweden, told the Swedish news agency TT that Uppsala’s mosque isn’t the only one to get “lovebombed” in the wake of the attacks.
“Each time there has been an attack, the same mosque has then received a kind of ‘love bomb’ where people have shown their support and sympathy,” Mustafa said in a translation provided by Radio Sweden.