Far-right groups, including some from neighboring Denmark, planned and carried out a burning of the Quran in an immigrant suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. This has led to several protests which later turned into riots. Around 40 people were injured during these riots and the police arrested 26 people because of the riots. The burning of the Quran has led to a string of condemnations from Muslim majority nations directed against the far-right groups who perpetrated the violation of religious freedom. This situation has the possibility of turning into a potential terrorist attack, similar to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris in 2015 or the controversy over the Danish publication of the Mohammed cartoons in 2005 should it continue to escalate. However, it seems that the tensions are decreasing as no riots occurred today.

 

Kevin

Sweden Quran burnings: Dozens injured in riots – CNN