Sweden’s prime minister is contemplating tightening border controls over safety issues after current Quran-burning controversies.
“As everyone knows, we have a complicated security situation both in and around Sweden,” Prime Minster Ulf Kristersson mentioned throughout a press convention Tuesday. “We are in daily contact with the Swedish intelligence services at the moment. That’s how serious we think the situation is.”
A closing determination on border management will likely be made Thursday, Swedish broadcaster SVT reported.
“People with very weak links to Sweden should not be able to come to Sweden to commit crimes,” Kristersson added throughout that press convention.
In current weeks, Sweden and Denmark have witnessed a number of Quran burnings usually led by far-right protesters, which had been condemned by the EU. Denmark has “received considerable negative attention” from militant Islamists in response, the Danish Intelligence Service reported Monday.
The incidents have induced backlash in Muslim-majority nations and final month protestors stormed the Swedish embassy in Baghdad in gentle of a deliberate Quran burning in Sweden.
A beforehand adopted laws did enter into power Tuesday, Swedish Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer said. It permits police to go looking autos, conduct physique searches, ask for IDs and use digital camera surveillance inside Sweden.
The Swedish authorities can also be persevering with to evaluation the Public Order Act, which regulates the permits given by police to Quran burners.
According to Strömmer, it’s unlikely that the regulation on hate speech will likely be modified, as this is able to demand restrictions on freedom of expression and constitutional amendments. Sweden is presently strolling a tightrope between freedom of expression and safety. “We are drawn into conflicts in our countries where individuals have a legal right to speak,” Kristersson mentioned.
Kristersson additionally condemned the current anti-Islam statements and warned that individuals had been utilizing Sweden as a stage to unfold hateful messages. “Not all that is legal to say is appropriate to say,” he mentioned.