Turkey’s authorities are frothing with rage after a Swedish court rejected a ban on burning the Koran. The Turks believe that Sweden may be heading towards pure Nazism, with concentration camps and mass murder.
The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, vented furiously in his rage against Sweden, and used words and expressions rarely seen between European countries.
According to Cavusoglu, the Swedish decision not to ban Koran burning is a first step towards outright Nazism.
Fria Tider reports on the matter:
Mevlüt Cavusoglu compares Sweden with Nazi Germany after the administrative court’s decision that Koran burnings should be allowed.
The Nazis started by burning books, then they attacked religious gathering places, and then they gathered people in camps and burned them to achieve their ultimate goals. That’s how things like this start, says Cavusoglu according to Turkish media, reports TT.
The newspaper briefly tells about the process that led to it all:
It was on Tuesday that the förvaltningsrätten decided to uphold the police’s decision to stop Koran burnings at the Turkish and Iraqi embassies in Stockholm.
According to the court, it was wrong for the police and Säpo to deny permission to two such gatherings on the grounds that they could increase the threat of attacks against Sweden and “Swedish interests”.
This has attracted attention in Turkey, and the matter was quickly considered in Sweden’s NATO application:
The verdict is now attracting a lot of attention in Turkey, which has previously stated that Sweden will not be allowed to join NATO as long as Koran burning is allowed.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says during an appearance that Koran burning is a “hate crime that must be stopped”, TT reports.
After Finland was formally accepted as a new member of NATO on Tuesday this week, many are waiting for Sweden’s turn.
This latest move from the Turkish authorities does not indicate any imminent development in that direction.