Speaking to Czech TV channel DVTV, Katerina Janouch expressed concern over Sweden’s future.

During the interview, the Swedish-based author who is originally from the Czech Republic, also said she wanted to learn how to shoot so she was able to defend herself.

Ms Janouch claimed other Swedes were also seeking out weapon training amid growing concerns for their own safety.

After the interview, the outspoken author, who has written a series of fiction and non-fiction books about relationships and parenting, was heavily criticised as she was accused of peddling lies and spreading half-truths.