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November 20, 2015 11:17 am

Swedish Synagogues Shuttered Over Terror Threat

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Synagogues across Sweden, such as the Great Synagogue of Stockholm (pictured), have shut down as a precautionary measure against a possible terrorist threat. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Synagogues across Sweden, such as the Great Synagogue of Stockholm (pictured), have shut down as a precautionary measure against a possible terrorist threat. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Sweden’s Jewish community has shut down synagogues across the country as a precautionary measure against a possible terrorist threat, the World Jewish Congress said.

According to the chairwoman of the Official Council of Jewish Communities in Sweden, Lena Posner-Körösi, the security situation will be re-assessed on a daily basis.

On Wednesday, Sweden’s terror level was raised to “high” for the first time in the country’s history as police were hunting a suspected terrorists. The director general of Swedish security service Sapo, Anders Thornberg, told reporters that the agency is “at an intensive operative stage and are working to analyze the information.”

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“Violent Islamism is still the biggest threat against Sweden,” said Thornberg.

Several European countries have raised their terror alert levels in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks

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