“You do not interpret it as something threatening? ‘No, not me personally anyway. I can not speak to everyone, but no.'”
Of course not. Who ever heard of jihad being something threatening? To think such a thing would be “Islamophobic,” and in Sweden today, “Islamophobia” must be avoided at all costs.
“‘Jihad’ scrawled onto church in Skellefteå,” translated from “‘Jihad’ klottrat på kyrka i Skellefteå,” NyheterIdag, May 9, 2018:
SKELLEFTEÅ On Monday morning, the staff at the church of St. Olov discovered that someone had scratched the word “jihad” on the church’s facade.
“We hope and believe it’s a prank,” says the church’s spokesman.
P-O Sjödin, spokesman at Skellefteå pastorate, says that the vandalism must have taken place on Sunday evening or early Monday morning. On Monday morning he was there and saw it with his own eyes.
“It is obviously unfortunate that we cannot have our properties left in peace,” he told News Today.
SVT News has taken a picture of the scratch. After the word “jihad” there is also some kind of symbol that P-O Sjödin does not recognize.
“I do not know how to interpret it at all. It can be any type of signature, he says.
Jihad is an Arabic word that means “striving,” but may in certain Islamic contexts refer to holy war.
How do you interpret the message?
“I do not interpret the message in any way, but I hope and think it’s a common doodle. There is a similar graffiti on Anderstorp on a garage, so that … We may hope and believe that it is a prank.”
You do not interpret it as something threatening?
“No, not me personally anyway. I can not speak to everyone, but no.”
He photographed the scribble on Monday morning and reported the case to the police, which he has not heard from since. Now there are plans to clean the facade on Wednesday.
About six months ago, the church was also vandalized when posters and latches were set at the entrances. That time, P-O Sjödin wants to recall that “other forces were on the move,” possibly the Nordic resistance movement.