Danish right-wing celebration Stram Kurs is a place to stir up anxieties by holding new anti-Islam protests in neighboring Sweden this weekend.
It comes following a group connected to Stram Kurs burnt copies of the Islamic holy book the Quran at Malmo in late August, according to AFP. Many police officers were hurt in clashes with the protesters at a suburb of this town, which is close to the border.
“One means of stirring the Swedes would be to reveal, how particular men and women respond when you burn off the Quran. It looks like the government is telling its inhabitants which Islam is the religion of peace. In that instance, it’s just fair that we provide Swedish Muslims an opportunity to demonstrate that.”
Paludan, famous for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, went to Sweden about the weekend of this Malmo demonstration but had been stopped at the boundary.
The police said that he had been prevented from entering the country because he had been a danger to the”basic interests of society”.
The far-right team has applied for a demonstration license in Sweden following Saturday but protesters will likely attempt to get to Stockholm no matter if they get official permission.
“The decision was to promote friendly and serene activities,” Imam Mahmoud Khalfi informed Euronews. “One shouldn’t respond strongly, but rather just ignore it”
Khalfi stated they had been in conversation with Swedish authorities about safety limitations for mosques in Stockholm on Saturday.
Addressing Paludan’s remarks, he added: “The Constitution ensures you the freedom to show. But at precisely the same time, you aren’t permitted to violate others or hamper spiritual symbols. We have to stop people who wish to create chaos and disturb the standard order since it hurts liberty “
Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, commenting on Stram Kurs’ program to newspaper Sydsvenskan, stated: “Whoever is permitted to enter or not, is a formal choice. However, allow me to put it in this way. [. .] I find it rather difficult to comprehend those, who always must provoke, insult, and humiliate other men and women. I find it rather difficult to find the advantage of this.”