Sweden’s Quran burning incites outrage among Muslims worldwide

A copy of the Quran was burned during a protest in Sweden, which has drawn harsh rebuke from a number of Muslim-majority nations. A Muslim text was set on fire in front of Stockholm’s main mosque by Salwan Momika, an Iraqi who is thought to reside in Sweden. Countries in the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other countries, vehemently criticized the burning. It was called a “despicable act” by Turkey, a NATO member with influence over Sweden’s membership.  Turkey has previously been incensed by Quran-burning demonstrations because they see them as “anti-Islamic action” covered up as a form of free speech. Muslims regard the Quran as sacrosanct, thus any intentional tampering with or disrespect for it is abhorrent. 

On the first day of Eid al-Adha, a prominent Muslim holiday, the Quran was burned. On the basis of free speech laws, the Swedish police initially gave Mr. Momika permission for the protest. They then stated that they would look into the incident for possible incitement of hatred, though. Other countries are also upset about this demonstration. Morocco phoned Sweden’s charge d’affaires in Rabat and recalled its ambassador to Stockholm. Iraq denounced the incident, saying it was indicative of a wicked and violent spirit unrelated to the right of free speech. Egypt thought it disgraceful, particularly during Eid al-Adha, while Iran regarded it to be provocative and undesirable. Saudi Arabia warned that such vile and persistent acts could not be justified while hosting millions of pilgrims for the yearly Hajj trip.
Ulf Kristersson, the prime minister of Sweden, acknowledged that it was permissible but improper to burn the Quran. Riots broke out in Sweden as a result of recent intentions to burn copies of the Quran. Courts decided that they should be permitted based on the right to free speech, despite the fact that the police had previously rejected similar protest applications.

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