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The security situation worsened after the actions with the burning of the Koran in Sweden.

The security situation worsened after the actions with the burning of the Koran in Sweden.

Sweden is in its most serious security situation since World War II, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said after discussing with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen about the burning of the Koran in both countries.

“Over the past day, I have been in close dialogue with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and the Swedish government has been discussing with the Danish government the situation amid the ongoing scripture burnings. We are currently in the most serious security situation since World War II “, Kristersson said in a statement posted Sunday on the Swedish government website.

According to the Swedish prime minister, some states may take advantage of the deteriorating security situation in Sweden. According to Kristersson, the authorities of both countries consider this state of affairs dangerous and will take appropriate measures.

“In Sweden, we have already begun to analyze the legal situation, including the law on public order, with the aim of exploring the possibilities for taking measures that can strengthen our national security and the security of Swedes in Sweden and abroad. Ultimately, it is about protecting our free and open society, our democracy and our citizens’ right to freedom and security,” Kristersson said in a statement.


In turn, the Danish government on Sunday said it would consider imposing restrictions on actions with the burning of the Koran and other similar events that offend religion, culture, other countries and threaten the security of the kingdom.

The desecration and burning of the Koran in Stockholm at the end of June during the celebration of Eid al-Adha caused a wide response in many countries of the world. Iraq demanded from the Swedish authorities the extradition of the immigrant who committed the action for trial, and dozens of Iraqis gathered for a protest near the country’s embassy in Baghdad. The incident was also condemned by Algeria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Ahmed Abul Gheit and Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Jassim al-Budaive. The Foreign Ministries of Jordan and the UAE have summoned the Swedish ambassadors to present them with a note of protest.


Over the past week, the radical group “Danish Patriots” has carried out several actions with the burning of the Koran at the embassies of Turkey, Egypt and Pakistan in Copenhagen. Three times the radicals burned copies of the holy book of Muslims at the Iraqi diplomatic mission.