A Muslim thug believed to be from an immigrant background from the Middle East or North Africa has been charged with starting a fire at Dombås Church and trying to set fire to Sel Church, in retaliation for one quran being burned in the public square.
Voice of Europe (h/t Maurice) The arson was reportedly revenge attacks for copies of the Quran being burnt at a demonstration by Stop Islamisation of Norway in Agder in late 2019. (Video below)
Anti-Islam protesters called the religion “fascist” and said the Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile. It is claimed that the police did not stop the demonstrators from setting fire to Islam’s primary text and this resulted in a brawl.
On the 20th of February, Dombås Church was set ablaze in an attack which caused major internal damage to the place of worship which was built in 1939. Another fire was attempted at Sel Church a month later and police saw the two incidents as being connected. Bishop Solveig Fiske said he was relieved when the police arrested the suspected arsonist.