Sweden working to ensure disrespect of Quran not repeated: Foreign minister
Tobias Billstrom spoke by phone with his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf, according to Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During their conversation, Billstrom pointed to constitutional restrictions that limit the ability of his government to prevent such behavior while expressing deep regret over such actions.
“We are working to ensure that the disrespect towards the Quran is not repeated,” he said.
Billstrom also briefed Attaf on an initiative taken by the Swedish Ministry of Justice to evaluate the possibility of adopting a law on maintaining public order to address such unacceptable behavior.
In January, Rasmus Paludan, a far-right Danish leader, burned a copy of the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. The incident sparked outrage and condemnation across the Islamic world.