The Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven castigated the Moderates and their leader Ulf Kristersson for ignoring the extremist utterances and tendencies of the Swedish Democrats in their quest for power.
The Swedish Democrats have recently come under fire because of their party secretary who recently said that “Islam is an abominable religion”.
“Many of us reacted strongly to how the Sweden Democrats’ party secretary Richard Jomshof spoke this week when he said that Islam is an abominable religion,” the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page.
He continued: “What is really striking is that the moderate leader Ulf Kristersson just recently justified a collaboration with the Sweden Democrats […]Ulf Kristersson condemned Jomshof’s statement by saying that it was “directly offensive” and “disgusting”. But did this have any real consequences? No…”
There are growing concerns that the Moderates and other right-wing parties are normalizing the Swedish Democrats and their “extremist and racist views”.