Sweden: Racist group burns holy Quran


By Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

STOCKHOLM: Following a similar Islamophobic provocation last month, a far-right group on Thursday burned a copy of the holy Quran in a heavily Muslim area of Sweden.

Members of the Danish far-right group Hard Line (Stram Kurs) burned the Muslim holy book in an illegal demonstration in the Rinkeby neighborhood of Stockholm, Sweden’s capital.

The group had asked the police for permission to burn the Quran in Rinkeby – an area with a large Muslim and immigrant population – but the request was denied.

The Islamophobic group arrived in Rinkeby early in the morning, it said on social media. Then a member of the group poured gasoline onto the Quran and set it on fire.

The group quickly left the scene before anyone could react to the provocation.

Last month in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, supporters of Rasmus Paludan, Hard Line’s leader, also burned a copy of the Quran.

Violence in the aftermath of the burning left several police officers injured, and at least 10 people were arrested. Police also banned Paludan from entering Sweden for two years. AA

4 thoughts on “Sweden: Racist group burns holy Quran

  1. Indian Muslims must agitate before Swedem embassy & ask our government to write a letter against this burning of our Holy book to government of Sweden.

  2. It is a Holy Book for all not particular to Muslims, is not it. You should have mentioned that some illiterate people burned the Holy Book which belongs to all. The problem with today’s Muslim world is that Muslims think The Quran and Allah belong to Muslims, like non-Muslims think The Quran and Allah belong to Muslims … The whole world is unmindful, sad.

    1. Just imagine your mother has four son. All are matured enough to understand anything. But One of you is ignorant and insult his mother in public. Will you let him insult your mother or you will try to stop as per your capacity.

      Mother sabki h but to save her modesty and dignity, responsibility falls upon who understands.

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