Calling it a “security” issue and arguing utility poles are not built to sustain their weight, the chief of the Swedish Transport Administration has banned Christmas lights from most towns this year. But some critics believe it’s actually an attempt at appease a growing Muslim population of immigrants.

The non-profit Barnabas Aid, which works with persecuted Christians, pointed out that while the head of the Transport Administration officially has claimed the lights are banned because “the poles are not designed for the weight of Christmas lights,” that’s never been a problem before. READ MORE