Quran Desecration in Sweden A ‘Racist Message’: Scholar

12:27 - January 22, 2023
News ID: 3482163
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The desecration of the Quran in Sweden and the Swedish authorities’ decision to allow such acts to take place under the pretext of freedom of speech send a racist message, a prominent scholar said.

Masoud Kamali


Masoud Kamali, a sociologist and a former special investigator in Sweden, told Anadolu Agency that burning the Muslim Holy Book in front of the Turkish Embassy is a “political and racist message” aimed at Muslims that transcends to all European countries and beyond.

The act, he said, is a “political game,” adding that the freedom of speech today is giving racist groups permission to attack migrants and Muslims and to enable them “to say whatever they want and make any action that they want.”

He said that if a racist politician like Rasmus Pludan or anyone else was denied permission to burn Quran, it would not have damaged the freedom of speech.

Paludan and those like him have “support here,” he added.

Earlier on Saturday, Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right party Stram Kurs (Hard Line), burnt a copy of the Quran near the Turkish Embassy in the Swedish capital.


Source: Anadolu Agency


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