“Muslims in Russia are immensely outraged by yet another blasphemous act that took place in Sweden. The burning of the holy scriptures is nothing more than satanism, which is manifesting itself more and more in Europe, which is rapidly losing its spiritual foundations. We call on the Swedish authorities to categorically respond to this act of Islamophobia and hold those who participated in it to account,” Rushan Abbyasov said in an interview with TASS.
Such was the reaction of Russia’s Muslim community to the public burning of the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm by the leader of the far-right Hard Course party, Rasmus Paludan. He has repeatedly burned the Qur’an, calling it “a tribute to free speech.” And his party demands a ban on Islam and the deportation of all “non-Western asylum seekers” in Sweden.
As Rushan Abbyasov noted, the act of the Swedish radicals testifies to their “mental inferiority and lack of spirituality.” “Instead of expressing their point of view in a civilized way, they have plunged into such a disgusting act that it hurts the feelings of Muslims around the world,” Abbyasov summed up.