After all the brouhaha on Easter weekend in Sweden, the police authorities have refused to allow Rasmus Paludan to hold any more of his public political events. As a result he has announced that he is paying another visit to Sweden, where this time he will engage in his own individual, personal activities. Among those activities he mentioned that he intends to burn a few Korans here and there.
Mr. Paludan was scheduled to arrive in Örebro tonight. I haven’t heard whether another culture-enriching ruckus has begun, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the young mujahideen of Örebro are toasting their Saturday night kebabs over the flames of brightly burning police cars and municipal transit buses.
Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Fria Tider:
Tonight Paludan is coming to Örebro: Will burn several Korans
April 30, 2022
The politician and opinion-maker Rasmus Paludan says that he will come to Örebro tonight. He says that he will burn several Korans during his visit to Sweden, among other places at Norra Bantorget Square in Stockholm.
Rasmus Paludan announced that he is coming to Sweden over the weekend to burn a large number of Korans at various places.
When Fria Tider called Paludan shortly after one o’clock today, he was still in Denmark, but stated that he will come to Sweden later today. He is planning to burn Korans in several locations during Saturday but won’t say where.
Paludan says that he will be in Sveaparken in Örebro around 11:30 tonight. He states that he has not decided if he will burn a Koran at that particular location.
“I don’t know. It might happen, of course, but for the most part, I’ll be there to drink beer and celebrate Valpurgis and talk to Swedes about what’s happening,” Paludan tells Fria Tider.
Tomorrow, on May 1, Paludan plans to burn a Koran in Stockholm.
“I will go a little after the Social Democrats May 1 procession, then when we get to Norra Bantorget, I had thought about burning a Koran there as well.”
Paludan emphasizes that he is not coming to organize any public gatherings, either in Örebro or Stockholm. He plans to burn the Koran on his own without holding any open gatherings or other gatherings.
“Even if I can’t organize a public gathering, I can at least burn my own book,” he says.
Paludan reports that he has asked for personal protection from the Swedish police since he judges that there is a risk he will be exposed to violence during his visit to Sweden. According to him, the police have not approved his request.
Update 11:31pm: Rasmus Paludan has posted a video on Facebook which shows the way he burns a Koran in Värnamo. The Koran-burning takes place in front of a villa where, according to information online, there is a Muslim association. Paludan says in the film that there should be a mosque at the address, but he doesn’t think the house is a mosque.
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