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Muslims not to forgive Dutch far-right politician for burning Quran, says Chechen leader

Ramzan Kadyrov also appealed to the authorities that allow such actions

GROZNY, January 30. /TASS/. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov lashed out on Monday at Rasmus Paludan, leader of the extreme rightist party Hard Line, who publicly burned a copy of the Quran in Stockholm, saying he is a ‘religious terrorist’ itching for an excuse to provoke Muslims.

"I would forgive a lot against me, but I will not forgive this act by a religious terrorist, nor will a billion and a half Muslims of the world forgive," Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel on Monday, noting that Paludan’s attack was ‘dedicated’ to him.

The Chechen leader also appealed to the authorities that allow such actions. "Why do you still allow this when you know perfectly well that this provocation will entail a righteous reaction from concerned Muslims?" he blogged.

Kadyrov also warned that if "the instigator is punished," those who allowed him to burn the holy book of Muslims will be responsible.

Paludan held his actions on January 21 in Stockholm and January 27 in Copenhagen. One of these events was staged in front of the consular section of the Russian embassy in Denmark. The embassy condemned Paludan's actions, calling them blasphemous.