Saudi Arabia summons the Swedish ambassador to burn the Koran

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on the Swedish ambassador to denounce the burning of the Noble Qur’an in front of a mosque in Stockholm, which sparked harsh diplomatic responses from the Islamic world, state media reported on Monday.

And the kingdom had already condemned last week the incident in which Silwan Momica, a 37-year-old Iraqi resident of Stockholm, trampled on the holy book of Muslims and burned several pages in front of a mosque.

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on the Swedish ambassador to denounce the burning of the Noble Qur’an in front of a mosque in Stockholm, which sparked harsh diplomatic responses from the Islamic world, state media reported on Monday.

And the kingdom had already condemned last week the incident in which Silwan Momica, a 37-year-old Iraqi resident of Stockholm, trampled on the holy book of Muslims and burned several pages in front of a mosque.

On Sunday, the Foreign Ministry called on the ambassador to “stop all actions that directly contradict efforts to spread the values ​​of tolerance, moderation, and reject extremism, and undermine the mutual respect necessary for relations between peoples and states.” The official Saudi Press Agency said.

Other countries such as Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco also called on the Swedish ambassador in their capitals to protest.

On Sunday, Iran said it would not send a new ambassador to Sweden because of the incident.

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Swedish police allowed Momika to stage the protest, in line with freedom of speech guidelines, but later said they had opened an investigation into “agitation against an ethnic group” because she had carried out the arson near a mosque.

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The Swedish government also condemned Momika’s actions as “anti-Islamic” on Sunday.

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