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Iraqis storm Swedish embassy to protest Quran burning

Iraqi protesters stormed the Swedish embassy in Baghdad after Stockholm allowed a protest in which a copy of the Quran was burnt

June 30, 2023 at 9:27 am

Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators yesterday stormed the Swedish embassy in Baghdad to protest the burning of the holy Quran in Stockholm.

Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr had called for a large “angry” protest outside Sweden’s embassy in Baghdad, demanding the expulsion of its ambassador from the country as well.

Salwan Momika, said to be an Iraqi living in Sweden, set fire to a copy of Islam’s holy book outside Stockholm’s central mosque on Wednesday as Muslims were celebrating Eid Al-Adha.

The move has been condemned by Arab and Islamic countries, amid demands in some countries to expel the Swedish ambassador and boycott Swedish products.

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