Swedish court: Targeting Jews is a legitimate reason for political asylum

A Swedish court overturned a deportation order against a Muslim terrorist from the Palestinian Authority who firebombed a synagogue, saying he’d be in danger from Israel because of his crime if sent to the Palestinian Authority.

Last June, a court sentenced three Muslim terrorists to prison for an attempted arson attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg in December 2017, hours after a march against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

All three terrorists had sought asylum in Sweden. Two – a Syrian national and a Palestinian Authority resident in Syria have been given permanent residency.


The third terrorist, who was not named in the Swedish media, was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to be deported after serving that term. The court upheld the conviction while overturning the deportation order.

Since the terrorist committed a crime that “could be perceived as a threat to other Jews,” and that Israel “might be interested in the matter,” the appeals court ruled that one “cannot safeguard the man’s  [terrorist’s] fundamental human rights if he is deported to Palestine  [Judea-Samria].”