Jomshof: “Burn a hundred more Korans then”


Published 26 January 2023 at 17.41

Domestic. The chairman of the justice committee Richard Jomshof (SD) is critical of the Turkish reactions to Rasmus Paludan's Koran burning at the Turkish embassy in Stockholm this weekend.

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– I don't think you should do it, but you can do it and they get upset, so fire a hundred more, then, he says in an interview with Dagens Industri.

Jomshof is also critical that Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M) distanced himself from the Koran burning on his Twitter account. He believes that the prime minister's apology was going too far.

The SD top also says that the Sweden Democrats had nothing to do with the burning of the Koran, even though a journalist with connections to the party paid Paludan's fee for the demonstration.

< p>Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the highest seat of learning for Sunni Muslims, responded to the Koran burning by calling for a global boycott of Swedish goods. The prime minister has expressed concern that the many Swedish companies that trade with Muslim countries could be harmed by this.

– We must be able to talk to each other, absolutely. But we cannot compromise our freedom of opinion and expression, says Richard Jomshof to DI.