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  • Updated: May 13, 2022

Danish Leader Burns Another Copy Of Quran In Sweden

The leader of a far-right Danish party, Rasmus Paludan burned another copy of the Quran in Sweden.

The Daily Sabah reports on Friday that around 100 police officers, as well as 10 plainclothes officers from the Swedish intelligence agency SAPO, accompanied Paludan to protect him against counter-protesters.

Paludan has burnt the holy book in various cities in Denmark since 2017. He continued under police protection during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan this year near neighbourhoods home to Muslims and mosques.

On April 14, Paludan burned a copy of the holy book in Sweden's southern city of Linkoping. He also threatened to burn copies of the holy book during future rallies.

Earlier this month, the Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the incident and described it as a provocation against Islam.

The foreign ministry said; "The vile attacks on our holy book, the Quran, in Sweden have shown that the lessons of the past have not been learned, that there is still hesitancy to prevent Islamophobic and racist provocative acts, and that hate crimes are openly tolerated under the guise of freedom of expression."

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

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