Sweden counter-terrorism chief: Holy Quran burnings changed country’s image

According to the news of the N WORLD media organization, Hallstrom made a statement at the press conference regarding the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden.

Stating that the image abroad will continue to circulate, especially on social media, Hallstrom said that they “must live with this image for a while”.

Pointing out that the image of the country has changed with these events, Hallstrom stated that security threats will remain at a higher level for a while.

In the aftermath of the scripture burnings, the terror threat level was raised to a high level after Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said Sweden had become a “priority target”.

Minister of Justice Gunnar Strommer also warned that the security situation was “very bad” and said that the country “will live with this great threat in the foreseeable future”.

Provocations against the Holy Quran in Sweden

While the attacks against the Qur’an have intensified in Sweden and Denmark recently, allowing these provocations is met with reaction.

Danish far-right politician and leader of the Solid Direction Party, Rasmus Paludan, continued his provocations of burning the Holy Quran in Sweden’s Malmö, Norköpin, Jönköping cities and the capital Stockholm during the Easter holidays in 2022.

Paludan burned the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm on January 21 and the Embassy of Turkey in Copenhagen on January 27.

Salwan Momika, who is of Iraqi origin, burned the Quran under the protection of the police in front of the Stockholm Mosque on 28 June, which coincides with the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Momika trampled the Qur’an and the Iraqi flag under police protection in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Stockholm on July 20 and in front of the Swedish Parliament on July 31.

Increasing her attacks, Momika continued to burn the Holy Quran in various parts of Stockholm under the protection of the police on 25, 26, 27 and 29 August.

Bahrami Marjan, who is of Iranian origin, burned the Quran on the Angbybadet beach of Stockholm on 3 August under the protection of the police.

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