Koran-burning protest meets hardline Islamist rally in Denmark – Twitter roasts both
Members from Stram Kurs (Strict Course) staged their counter-demonstration at Christiansborg Palace Square in Copenhagen on Friday, as members from Hizb-ut Tahrir Scandinavia gathered to pray for the Muslim victims of the recent Christchurch mosque massacres.
Footage of the counter-protest shows Stram Kurs leader Rasmus Paludan and other supporters of the fringe party gathered on the edge of the square, while the Islamist rally can be heard in the background.Also on rt.com Outrage as Denmark passes law making HANDSHAKE mandatory for naturalization
A man then proceeds to light the book in a small grill, while some warm their hands as it goes up in flames. The party has previously called such actions “Bacon a la Koran.”
The stunt has prompted a firestorm of criticism since the footage was shared by the party on social media over the weekend, with one commentator calling it “a useless provocation.”
“These guys are the poster children for Incels R’ Us,” another Twitter user wrote following an exchange with Stram Kurs, referring to the online subculture that has been criticized in the past for links to right-wing extremists.
These guys are the poster children for Incels R’ Us 🤣— Ryan Cagle (@_ryancagle) March 25, 2019
However, others called both Stram Kurs and Hizb-ut Tahrir “extremist anti-democratic associations” and lamented how both groups have received “press coverage for 5 days” from Danish media.
2 yderliggående anti-demokratiske foreninger ”Stram Kurs” og ”Hizb-ut-Tahrir” opfører provokationer på Christiansborgs Slotsplads med hhv. Antimuslimsk Koranafbrænding og opfordring til at modarbejde folkestyret. De får pressedækning i 5 dage. #firstname.lastname@example.org/xx8eBMBp11— Sikandar Siddique (@sik_sid) March 24, 2019
Founded in 1953, Hizb-ut Tahrir is an Islamist organization that promotes the re-establishment of the Caliphate under Sharia law. It’s been banned in the vast majority of Arab countries as well as Russia, Germany, and China for its extremist views.Also on rt.com Islamist groups urge Muslim Danes to boycott election, saying democracy ‘incompatible’ with Islam
Stram Kurs is an anti-Islam party that wants the religion banned and an end to non-Western immigration. Despite having no elected representatives, it has regularly made headlines with its Koran burnings, made possible since the revoking of a 334-year-old blasphemy law the same year Stram Kurs was founded in 2017.
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