Morocco recalls ambassador to Sweden over Quran burning

Morocco recalls ambassador to Sweden over Quran burning

By: Anadolu agency

Morocco recalled its ambassador to Sweden late Wednesday after a man tore up and burned a Quran outside Stockholm’s central mosque, the country’s state news agency reported.

Morocco’s Foreign Ministry also summoned Sweden’s top diplomat in Rabat and conveyed the kingdom’s condemnation of the incident and its rejection of the “unacceptable” act.

Earlier Wednesday, a person identified as Salwan Momika burned a copy of the Muslim holy book under police protection in front of Stockholm Mosque.

The incident occurred on the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.

On June 12, a Swedish appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision to overturn a ban on Quran burning, ruling that police had no legal grounds to prevent two Quran burning protests earlier this year.


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