Sweden hit by Muslim riots after threat to burn Quran

Sweden hit by Muslim riots after threat to burn Quran

Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Time

Muslim riots have broken out in Sweden after a far-right politician threatened to burn the Koran (Koran). It is not the first time that riots have broken out over the desecration of the Koran and the ensuing attacks on the police. Therefore, it is time for liberals and secularists to at least recognize the sanctity of religious holy books – regardless of Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and other religions.

Danish-Swedish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan has threatened to burn Islam’s holy book, the Koran. This is not the first time this has caused a small minority of Muslims to revolt and protest angrily against the threat of this happening. Thus images of burnt cars, police attacked with stones, and police firing warning shots have occurred in recent days in Sweden.

Morgan Johansson, Sweden’s justice minister, said, although Paludan is a “extreme right fool, whose sole purpose is to lead to violence and division… Sweden is a democracy and in a democracy fools also have freedom of speech.”

The BBC reports, “At least 16 police officers were reportedly injured and several police vehicles destroyed during the unrest on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in places where the far-right group was planning events, including in the suburbs of Stockholm and in the cities of Linköping and Norrköping . .”

According to Anders Thornberg, the Swedish national police chief, the latest riot was on a different scale. Therefore, said Thornberg, “We have already seen violent riots. But that’s something else. »

Riots and unrest occurred in Landskrona, Linkoping, Malmo, Norrkoping, Orebro and Stockholm.

Ironically, Paludan’s actions help the militant Sunni Islamist cause. After all, the only common thread running through the far right, far left, Islamists, political correctness, and anti-racists is that they all sow the seeds of division. Therefore, realistic policies are needed to adapt to the changing habits of many countries.

For example, liberal nations should cut off the channels of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Takfiri groups. Also, nations should prevent students from studying abroad at schools that promote Islamist supremacy. (some Muslim students of Sufi traditions returned to despise their own native Islam after studying in the Gulf or Pakistan). However, in return for protecting society at large from extremism: the Swedish government should ban the desecration of all holy books, adopt a Muslim religious policy in schools that highlights the diverse nature of this faith (Alawi, Alevi, Ahmadiyya, Sunni, Shia, Sufi, indigenous Islam that merges with other different pre-Muslim religions or traditions, and the countless sub-groups within streams of Sunni and Shia Islam that have different traditions different)and supporting initiatives that bring communities together.

Middle Eastern Christians have made Sweden their home due to a variety of factors. This is about economic migration in more distant times – for growing numbers of people fleeing NATO intrigues in Iraq and Syria. Thus, the destabilization of Iraq and Syria – and the economic convulsions of these wars which have affected Lebanon – have opened a Pandora’s box. Consequently, the growing threat of Al-Qaeda against ISIS (Islamic State – IS) has led Christians in the Middle East, Yazidis and other beleaguered communities to seek safety from Sweden and other nations.

Muslims also moved to Sweden for various reasons. Similar to Christian communities in the Middle East who sought a better way of life. For example, economic factors, flight from war and Muslim sectarianism. After all, Sunni Islamist sectarian groups target non-Muslims as well as Muslims. (Sunni Islamists kill Alawites and Shiites) – with the Islamic State having a particular hatred of Shia Muslims and Yazidis – while al-Qaeda and other Sunni Islamist groups in Syria have targeted Alawis.

Sweden must suppress all forms of extremism. Likewise, events that trigger hatred and increase alienation must also be fought – this includes prohibiting the desecration of all holy books.

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