The Swedish government is discussing the law that allows the burning of holy books. Swedish Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer stated that the government is discussing the amendment of the law to prevent the burning of the Holy Quran.
Reminding that the Holy Quran was burned on the first day of Eid al-Adha, Strömmer said, "We see that Quran burning poses threats to our national security."
"It is clear that we need to examine the legal situation. The work is ongoing. We have to decide whether the current system is good or whether it should be re-evaluated."
On the first day of Eid al-Adha in the Swedish capital Stockholm, Iraqi national Salvan Momika burned a Quran under police protection in front of a mosque.
The provocative act drew reactions from all over the world, especially from Muslim countries. Many countries, including Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Morocco, recalled their ambassadors to Sweden to protest the act.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry demanded the extradition of Momika from Sweden to stand trial in the country. Iraqi people stormed the Swedish Embassy in the capital Baghdad and took to the roof of the building.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation decided to convene urgently in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, after the burning of the Holy Quran.
It was also revealed that Momika was a former member of the Jesus Ibn Maryam Brigade of the Imam Ali Brigades under the umbrella of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi forces.
On the other hand, Rasmus Paludan, the leader of Denmark's far-right Strict Direction Party (Stram Kurs), has burned Qurans in Sweden on several occasions.
Source: Ihlas News Agency