Published: 2023-01-22 12:08
Last Updated: 2023-02-04 15:51
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson condemned the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by a right-wing politician in Stockholm on Saturday.
Kristersson tweeted Sunday: “Burning books that are holy to many is a deeply disrespectful act. I want to express my sympathy for all Muslims who are offended by what has happened in Stockholm today.”
He noted that although freedom of expression is a fundamental part of democracy, what is legal is not necessarily appropriate.
Earlier Saturday, a Swedish politician named Rasmus Paludan from the Stram Kurs party, burnt a copy of the Holy Quran amidst protests outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.