Iraqi Quran burner faces visa review in Sweden

Sweden burning copy of the Quran
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AMMAN — The Swedish Migration Agency is looking into the possible revocation of the temporary visa of Iraqi Silwan Momica, who gained notoriety and fame for burning the Quran. His temporary visa is expected to end in April 2024.اضافة اعلان

Through burning the Quran outside Stockholm's Central Mosque in June, and his subsequent threat to burn the holy Book outside the Iraqi Embassy in Stockholm in July, he has received condemnation from Muslims worldwide, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

His actions created much international pressure on the government of Sweden and its prime minister, Ulf Kristersson, to reform the law regarding the burning of holy books including the Bible and Torah. Meanwhile many also wish to maintain the law in favor of freedom of expression.

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