A far-right leader who planned to burn the Quran in the streets of Britain has been banned from entering the country as the holy month of Ramadan begins. Rasmus Paludan, the Danish-Swedish politician and leader of the anti-Muslim party ‘Stram Kurs’, had announced his intention to come to Wakefield in Britain and burn the Quran in the streets.
The UK government responded quickly and issued a ban on Paludan from entering the country. The move was welcomed by religious and community leaders across the country. A spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain said, “We welcome this decision, which sends a clear message that hate speech and incitement to violence have no place in our society.”
In response to the ban, Paludan stated that he is coming to Britain to fight against anti-democratic forces. He had previously caused controversy by burning a Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Paludan burned the Quran in January as a result of Sweden’s dispute with Turkey.
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