Chechen President Kadyrov criticized the action with the burning of the Koran in Stockholm
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov condemned the burning of the Koran by the Swedish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan and noted that by this act all those involved condemned themselves to eternal damnation.
Nordic News reported on Friday that Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish far-right party Tough Course, received permission to hold a Quran-burning action outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Paludan held the action on Saturday at 4 p.m. Moscow time. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the Quran burning in Stockholm shows the level of Islamophobia, racism and discrimination in Europe. Also, the foreign ministries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE condemned the Quran burning.
“In any case, everyone will reap exactly what they sow, and all those involved in this vile prank have brought eternal damnation upon themselves. They’ll figure it out someday, but it’ll be too late. Burn in hell, you devils,” reads the announcement in Kadyrov’s Telegram Channel.
According to Kadyrov, only “devil-worshippers and the most hardened scoundrels” are capable of committing sacrilege under the guise of protest. He expressed confidence that the action was not just coordinated, but was initiated and paid for by the authorities.
On May 18, against the background of the events in Ukraine, Finland and Sweden submitted applications to the NATO Secretary General for membership in the alliance. At first Ankara blocked the start of these applications, but on June 29, Turkey, Sweden and Finland signed a trilateral security memorandum that addresses all of Ankara’s concerns. Turkey withdrew its objections to these two countries joining NATO. As of Oct. 6, 28 out of 30 countries had already decided positively on the northern countries’ admission to NATO, except for Turkey and Hungary.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Paludan’s action was a clear violation of a pledge in a trilateral memorandum that Sweden signed to prevent propaganda by terrorist organizations.