YEMEN Press Agency

Sweden allows burning of Holy Quran copy again in front of mosque

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 17 (YPA) – Sweden’s authorities allowed the Iraqi citizen residing on its territory, Salwan Najm, to burn a copy of the Holy Quran under police guard on Friday.

Media sources said that Najm burned the Quran copy in front of the Grand Fatya Mosque of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

According to the sources, Najm, who arrived in front of the mosque amid intense police guard, threw a copy of the Quran on the ground and trampled on it, despite the reactions of people around him. He tore the copy before burning it, then left the place in an armored police car.

In a statement, the head of the Fatya Grand Mosque Association, Ismail Okor, said that they would respond to this provocative act by reading the sermon in four languages and reciting the Quran in a way that can be heard from outside the mosque.