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Swedish Police Arrest 15 Protesters Trying to Stop Quran Burning: Controversial Actions in Malmö

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Swedish Police Arrest Protesters Trying to Stop Quran Burning

On Sunday, Swedish police arrested 15 individuals who attempted to prevent Sloane Momica from burning a copy of the Muslim holy book. The incident took place in the Varnhemstorget district of Malmö, which has a significant Muslim population.

Protest and Arrests

Approximately 100 protesters threw stones and bottles at both the police and Momica, an Iraqi refugee residing in Stockholm. The anti-Islam group burned a copy of the Holy Quran under police protection. Following a scuffle, the police removed Momica from the scene and detained 15 protesters.

Malmö police maintained a strong presence in the area, anticipating further incidents.

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Controversial Actions

In addition to Denmark, Sweden has faced widespread criticism for allowing public desecration of the Quran under police protection. Rasmus Paludan, a Danish-Swedish politician and leader of the far-right Stram Kors party, has burned copies of the Holy Quran in several Swedish cities, including Malmö, Norrkoping, Jonkoping, and Stockholm. One incident occurred outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden.

Momica gained attention when a copy of the Holy Quran was burned outside a mosque in Stockholm during Eid al-Adha, a major Islamic religious holiday. He also engaged in provocative actions such as throwing and trampling on a copy of the Holy Quran and the Iraqi flag outside the Iraqi embassy, as well as burning a copy of the Holy Quran outside the Swedish parliament.

Similar actions were carried out by Bahrami Marjan, an Iranian immigrant, in Angbebadt, a district near Stockholm.

Repercussions and Concerns

Despite the acknowledgment that these actions harm Sweden’s image and jeopardize security, Momica continues to obtain permission from the authorities to carry out these acts. The Swedish security services have expressed concern about the deteriorating security situation in the country due to the repeated Quran burnings.

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