Rasmus Paludan is a Danish anti-Islam activist who has appeared in this space a number of times with various provocations in Vollsmose, Nørrebro, and other culturally enriched neighborhoods in Denmark. The Danish government recently made Koran-burning legal, and Mr. Paludan has been holding Koran-burning events (and other “Islamophobic” street theater) as a result. In his most recent provocation he was just warming up for the main event by tossing a Koran around when Muslims began rioting against him. He attempted to move his demonstration to another location, but the rioting and car-burning became even worse. Eventually the police forbade him to demonstrate anywhere, labeling him a danger to the public peace.
In the following interview Rasmus Paludan describes what happened last weekend in various parts of Copenhagen. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview: