Rasmus Paludan. Archive Photo: Rolf Larsen.

Far-right politician Paludan burns Quran three times in one day

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The Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan burned the Quran in three different places in Copenhagen on Friday.

First he set fire to the Quran in front of a mosque on Dortheavej in Copenhagen’s Northwest Quarter.

Later in the afternoon, Paludan demonstrated in front of the Turkish embassy on Rosbæksvej in Østerbro, where a Quran was also set on fire.

Denmark’s ambassador to Turkey was summoned earlier in the day for a conversation with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about Paludan’s planned Quran burning.

Finally, the tour went to the Russian consulate, where a Quran was also burned.

Quran burning has caused problems for Sweden

When Rasmus Paludan burned the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday, it resulted in a worsening relationship between Sweden and Turkey, which was expressed by the Turkish government announcing that it could not support Sweden’s accession to NATO.

Since then, there have been several demonstrations and al-Azhar University in Cairo, which is considered to be the leading Sunni institution for Islamic studies, has called for a global boycott of Swedish companies and goods.

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