Rasmus Paludan Wants to Burn the Qur’an Every Friday, Here’s the Reason

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia Danish politician Rasmus Paludan, who also holds Swedish citizenship, vowed to make the burning of the Koran a routine action every Friday.

He said the burning of the Koran would continue until Sweden and Finland received support from Turkey to join the military alliance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO.

“As soon as he allows Sweden to join NATO, I promise I will not burn the Koran outside the Turkish Embassy. Otherwise, I will do it every Friday at 14.00 local time,” Paludan said while speaking over a loudspeaker outside the Turkish Embassy building , quoted from detik.com

Based on Aljazeera’s report, Paludan’s action of burning Al-Qurans at a demonstration in Sweden on January 21 has drawn the wrath of Turkey and the Islamic world.

He again carried out a similar action near a mosque and outside the Turkish Embassy building in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Friday (27/1) local time.

The leader of the Danish right-wing political party Hardline Stram Kurs was wearing a protective helmet and was surrounded by riot police during yesterday’s burning of the Koran.

Sweden and Finland are seeking to join NATO after Russia invaded Ukraine early last year. The move by the two marked a historic shift from their previous holdings of non-aligned policies.

However, Sweden and Finland can only be accepted if they have received approval from all NATO members, one of which is Turkey. After the Quran burning in Stockholm last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden not to expect Turkish support to join NATO.

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Ankara also postponed indefinitely a key meeting in Brussels to discuss Sweden’s and Finland’s membership.

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