In yet another provocative act, Rasmus Paludan, a far-right Danish politician, reportedly burned a copy of the Holy Quran in front of a mosque in Denmark.
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Paludan is the head of Denmark’s extreme-right Stram Kurs aka (Hard Line). Days earlier, on January 21, he carried out a similar act outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. The outrageous act has been strongly criticised by a number of Muslim nations, including Pakistan and Turkey.
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After midday prayers on Friday, Paludan burnt the holy book in front of a mosque in Dortheavej neighbourhood of Copenhagen. He was wearing a helmet on his head. The street was blocked off by the Danish police, and the mosque’s perimeter was well guarded.
The Islamic community:
Khalid al-Subeyhi, a volunteer at a Palestinian mosque, says that Paludan has been staging this act in front of numerous mosques in Denmark for more than two years. “Don’t do this, this is not freedom of expression. The Danish Muslim minority is being provoked,” he insisted.
On the other hand, Paludan stated on social media that he will perform the act in front of the Russian and Turkish embassies as well.
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