A few days ago, there was a new Koran burning in Sweden perpetrated by Iraqi citizens. The government associates the terrorist threat with these “Islamophobic” acts that are generating reactions.
Sweden has raised its terrorist threat level to 4 out of 5, ie from “increased” to “high”. The government says some planned terrorist acts have been averted and links the threats directly to the burning of Korans.
According to Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, in the eyes of international terrorist groups, Sweden has gone from being a “legitimate” target to a “priority” one.
The Swedish politician said Hezbollah in Lebanon, al-Shabaab in Somalia and al Qaeda were among the groups that have called on their supporters around the world to avenge the Koran burnings.
The authorities have called on the Swedes to “vigilance, but not to fear”, urging that normal life continue and ensuring that the increase in the level is more directed at the special services than at the citizens themselves.
Just a few days ago, there was a new Quran burning in Sweden carried out by two Iraqi citizens. These types of acts have recently increased in both Sweden and Denmark.
The Swedish government has repeatedly condemned these acts, which it considers “Islamophobic”.
The recent controversy over the burning of Qurans arose after a Danish-Swedish far-right extremist destroyed a copy outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm in January, and then in Copenhagen later that month.
Others followed in her footsteps, including an Iraqi refugee linked to extremist Christian militias and members of the ultranationalist group Danish Patriots.
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