The Swedish Deputy Prime Minister, Åsa Romson, termed the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 as "accidents" when she participated in the morning program "Gomorron Sverige" on SVT this morning.
It was in connection with the departing housing minister Mehmet Kaplan's political activities she made the comment.
- He has been spokesperson for young Muslims in connection with difficult situations around the September 11 accidents, said Romson to SVT.
A statement that caused many raised eyebrows on social media. 2996 people were killed in a total of four attacks on New York and Washington, carried out by al-Qaeda.
Later in the morning Romson tried to explain her statement on Aftonbladet's morning television, where she said that she was referring to the situation of Muslims in Sweden after the September 11 attacks.
- The accident is that we got a very tough debate on integration and on how society grows with different religions side by side, and the discrimination that came, explained Romson and added:
- Obviously, the attack on New York September 11, 2001 is one of the biggest attacks and acts of terror and atrocities against the peaceful and democratic world that we have seen in modern times. I have no different opinion about it.
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