(The Local) Abba legend Björn Ulvaeus has made veiled criticisms of Islam in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal saying “less religion in the world would be better”.

“Look at all the misery in the Middle East for example. All these countries have Islam in common, and far too few dare to criticize Islam as an ideology, and what it’s doing to these countries,” the 68-year-old told the paper.

“I know I might get punched in the face for saying these things, but my conviction is that less religion in the world would be better.”

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