At least at the time of writing, the burning of the Quran in central Stockholm on Wednesday did not cause anything like the level of disruption caused in Easter 2022, when a series of Quran burnings carried out by the Danish extremist Rasmus Paludan in areas with high immigrant population led to riots across Sweden.
A journalist from TT estimated that only around 200 people attended the burning, with one woman saying the Lord’s Prayer and waving around a cross, one man being seized by police and those supporting the burnings shouting at those supporting the mosque.
“We are going to burn the Quran,” he told the TT newswire before carrying out the act. “We are going to say ‘wake up Sweden. This is democracy and it will be in danger if they say we can’t do it’. We are not fighting against Muslims, but against their thoughts. We are not against Muslims, we are on their side,” he said.
Momika has said previously that he believed the Muslim religion had such a negative impact that the Quran should be banned globally.