Paludan’s far-right party is running for election in Sweden

Rasmus PaludanPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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The far-right party Stram Kurs is running for election in Sweden, and its leader Rasmus Paludan is hoping to get a seat in the Swedish parliament (Riksdag).

Stram Kurs is originally a Danish party, but Paludan was also granted Swedish citizenship two years ago as a result of his father being Swedish.

At Easter, Paludan caused riots in several Swedish cities where he held or announced protests where he would set fire to the Koran.

Riots

He has also previously triggered riots in Copenhagen, and he has been convicted in Denmark for inciting ethnic groups due to racist statements directed at Muslims. He has previously also been convicted of threatening a police officer.

When Stram Kurs and Paludan ran in Denmark in 2019, the party received only 1.8% of the vote and ended up below the threshold of 2%.

The following year, he was denied entry to Sweden for two years after violent riots broke out in Malmö, where he threatened to burn a copy of the Koran wrapped in bacon.

Paludan, who is a lawyer, openly declares the party’s goals as a ban on Islam and the deportation of all Muslims.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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