Rasmus Paludan

Rasmus Paludan
Paludan in 2019
Leader of Stram Kurs
Assumed office
16 March 2017
Preceded byPosition created
Personal details
Born (1982-01-02) 2 January 1982 (age 42)
North Zealand, Denmark
Citizenship
  • Denmark
  • Sweden[1]
Political partyStram Kurs (since 2017)
New Right[2] (2016 – 2017)
Venstre[3] (2010)
Danish Social Liberal Party[4] (RU)[5] (c. 2003)
Other political
affiliations
Alternative for Sweden
For Frihed
June Movement
OccupationPolitician

Rasmus Paludan (born 2 January 1982)[6] is a Danish-Swedish politician, lawyer and anti-Islam activist.

Paludan is the leader of the Danish political party Stram Kurs ("Hard Line"), which he founded in 2017. He has held numerous demonstrations in which he has burned the Quran, leading to counter-protests, some marked by violence and burning of cars. He is currently wanted by Turkish authorities after having burned a Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.[7] He is considered to be far-right[8][9][10] and right-wing extremist[11][12][13] by political scientists and news media.

Paludan is under constant police protection due to threats against him for his activism.[14]

  1. ^ "Rasmus Paludan stämmer svenska staten på en miljon". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 9 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Reporterne 10-02-2017 (2)". radio24syv.dk (in Danish). Radio24syv. 10 February 2017. Archived from the original (radio) on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  3. ^ "YOUTUBE-FÆNOMENET, DER PLUDSELIG FIK MEDVIND OG KOM PÅ STEMMESEDLEN". dr.dk (in Danish). DR (broadcaster). Archived from the original on 17 May 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Rettelse". information.dk (in Danish). Dagbladet Information. 11 October 2005. Archived from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Rasmus Paludan var medlem af Radikal Ungdom". bt.dk (in Danish). B.T. 18 April 2019. Archived from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  6. ^ Ritzau (7 May 2019). "Overblik: Stram Kurs vil lede landet og forbyde islam". Jyllands-Posten (in Danish).
  7. ^ Nyheter, S. V. T. (21 July 2023). "Paludan om turkiska arresteringsordern: "En PR-sak"". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 July 2023.
  8. ^ Switzer, Ryan; Beauduin, Adrien (6 December 2022). "Embodied nativism in Denmark: rethinking violence and the far right". Ethnic and Racial Studies. Informa UK Limited. 46 (7): 1335–1356. doi:10.1080/01419870.2022.2143716. ISSN 0141-9870. S2CID 254399367.
  9. ^ Bangstad, Sindre (5 October 2020). "Is free speech racist?". Ethnic and Racial Studies. Informa UK Limited. 44 (8): 1401–1404. doi:10.1080/01419870.2020.1825759. ISSN 0141-9870. S2CID 225124808.
  10. ^ Kondor, Katherine; Littler, Mark (12 September 2023). The Routledge Handbook of Far-Right Extremism in Europe. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-000-89703-6.
  11. ^ Local, TT/The (20 April 2022). "Danish far-Right extremist Rasmus Paludan to stand in Swedish election". The Local Sweden. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  12. ^ Phalnikar, Sonia (20 April 2022). "Political provocations in Sweden – DW – 04/20/2022". dw.com. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  13. ^ Radio Sveriges (26 April 2022). "Right-wing extremist Paludan wants to hold May 1st rallies in Stockholm and Uppsala". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  14. ^ Frydendahl, Lise Soelberg (11 March 2020). "Når Rasmus Paludan sover, må betjente sidde otte timer i en bil uden adgang til toilet". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 12 March 2020.