Terrorist Violence against Immigrants and Refugees in Scandinavia: Patterns and Motives

  • Tore Björgo


The disturbing rise in bombings, Molotov cocktail attacks and other terrorist violence against immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers have given rise to two contrasting interpretations:
  1. 1.

    Anti-racist activists have often claimed that these attacks are nothing but an expression of clear-cut racism — and that racist and neo-Nazi organisations are behind them.

  2. 2.

    The other interpretation — often held by the police — is that the attacks are just ‘boyish tricks and drunken pranks’, having nothing to do with politics or racism.



Youth Gang Street Violence Racist Violence Terrorist Violence Unsolved Case 
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