Far-right Provocateur Is Burning the Koran, Setting Sweden on Fire

Sweden and Denmark's liberal values are being challenged by Rasmus Paludan, a politician staging public burnings of the Koran. Local Jewish leaders are backing calls to make the burning of all religious texts a hate crime

Jotam Confino
Jotam Confino
Jotam Confino
Jotam Confino

A far-right extremist has managed to set Sweden ablaze in recent weeks after staging public burnings of the Koran, the sacred book of Islam. The publicity stunt by politician Rasmus Paludan has led to riots in several cities, with dozens of arrests, injuries and widespread damage to property.

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