Controversial Quran burning incident in Sweden sparks outrage


An Iraqi immigrant, Salwan Momika, once again burned a copy of the Holy Quran, this time in the Swedish city of Malmo.

The incident unfolded during a demonstration held by Momika on Sunday, resulting in his arrest by the Swedish police.

The provocative act took place on Fridhemstorget Street in Malmo and was met with resistance from a concerned individual who attempted to prevent Momika from burning the sacred book.

However, in a surprising turn of events, the police arrested the man who tried to intervene, as reported by the Swedish national public television broadcaster (SVT).

Approximately 200 people were in attendance at the demonstration, which came to an end after the organizer, Momika, departed the scene, according to statements made by the Swedish police.

It’s worth noting that Momika had previously sparked outrage and condemnation on an international scale when he desecrated a copy of the Holy Quran outside Stockholm’s central mosque. These actions have led to widespread anger among various countries and Islamic organizations.

This incident is part of a series of similar occurrences in Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands, where extreme right-wing individuals have targeted the embassies of Islamic countries with Quran burnings. These actions have ignited strong reactions and even led to the summoning of diplomats from these countries by Arab nations.

The international community’s concern over such acts of disrespect towards holy books reached a pinnacle on July 26 when the United Nations adopted a consensus resolution, primarily drafted by Morocco. This resolution strongly condemns all acts of violence against sacred texts, emphasizing that such actions are in violation of international law.

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