Quran set on fire at protest outside Swedish parliament

Sweden's parliament in Stockholm (CC-BY-SA Holger Ellgaard/Wikipedia)
Sweden's parliament in Stockholm (CC-BY-SA Holger Ellgaard/Wikipedia)

Two men set the Quran alight outside parliament in Stockholm, at a protest similar to previous ones that have sparked tensions between Sweden and Middle Eastern countries.

Salwan Momika and Salwan Najem kick and stomp on the Muslim holy book, then set its pages on fire before slamming it shut, as they had done at a protest outside Stockholm’s main mosque in late June — sparking outrage and condemnation across the Middle East.

The duo also staged a similar protest outside Iraq’s embassy in Stockholm on July 20, where they stomped on the religious text but did not burn it.

Swedish police granted a permit for the protest by campaigners hoping to see the Quran banned in the country, according to local media.

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