Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said he is “extremely worried” about the consequences if more demonstrations burning the Quran continue, as Mulim anger over the desecration of the holy book simmers around the world.
Kristersson told Swedish news agency TT on Thursday, that more requests have been filed with police for permission to hold protests with plans to burn the Quran.
“If they are granted, we are going to face some days where there is a clear risk of something serious happening. I am extremely worried about what it could lead to,” he said, per Reuters.
Leaders of several Muslim countries have spoken out after protestors recently burned the Quran in both Sweden and Denmark. Officials in those countries have stressed that they do not support the burning of religious scripture, but cannot prevent it under rules protecting free speech.