Danish Anti-Islam Group Burn Quran in Front of Islamist Protesters

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Danish anti-Islam party Stram Kurs (Tight Course) faced off against Islamists from the Hizb ut-Tahrir group in front of the Danish parliament, and burned a Quran.

The event began as a Friday prayer by the controversial Islamist group which regularly campaigns for a global caliphate, during a memorial to the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand, Jyllands Posten reports.

The leader of Stram Kurs Rasmus Paludan was also present at the counter-protest to the 100 or so Islamists and promised to burn a copy of the Quran wrapped in bacon.

The group later did set the Islamic holy book on fire at around 1:20 in the afternoon to “modest reactions”, according to a journalist on the scene.