Commentary (IP) - The repetition of desecrating the Quran in Sweden faced extensive reactions from the Islamic states, nations, Marjas (sources of religious emulation), and scholars.

Iran PressCommentary: During a demonstration allowed by Swedish police on Wednesday, which coincided with the holy Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, a 37-year-old man named Salwan Momika was seen tearing up and setting ablaze pages of the Quran.

The Swedish Court of Appeals showed the green light to the perpetrators of the crime. Two weeks after Sweden's appeals court overturned the police ban on anti-Quran demonstrations, the police issued a permit, and the organizer of the demonstration burned a copy of the Holy Quran, which resulted in worldwide protest and condemnation.  

A Sweden-based investigative journalist said in a televised program on the Russia Today network: " Salwan Momika, an Iraqi national from Nineveh, north of the country, is an extremist, liberal, atheist person; He is the founder of the Syriac Democratic Party and the commander of an armed group called "Saqour al-Seryan," which was formed to liberate Nineveh province from the ISIS."

As Walid al-Mikdadi said, Momika was arrested in 2017 on the charge of committing war crimes and was freed thanks to the Western states' intervention; He went to Sweden and joined one of the Swedish hardliner parties.

Like in points of the Islamic world, hundreds of Iraq citizens held a protest gathering outside the Swedish embassy in Baghdad, calling for the expelling of the Swedish envoy. 

Meanwhile, the UAE's Foreign Ministry summoned the Swedish ambassador and pointed out that the Swedish government's granting permission to the extremist elements to desecrate Quran is indicative of the Western country's disrespect for social values.  

Still, the Jordanian FM summoned the Swedish envoy and stressed to him:  These actions are considered crimes and hurt the feelings of more than two billion Muslims worldwide. Therefore, these disgusting actions, which are one of the worst manifestations of the culture of hatred, should be confronted, and a culture of peace and acceptance of others should be promoted instead.

The Commander of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) Falih al-Fayyadh called the desecration a reprehensible action. 

The Arab world's political economy Abubakr al-Deib expert called the adoption of sanctions against Sweden as a punishment tool, noting that the Islamic and Arab countries' sanctions on the country after the desecration of the holy Quran may impose a 20-billion-dollar cost on it. 

The Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (ICO) also announced that the organization would hold an urgent meeting next week in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with the aim of investigating the insult to the Holy Quran in Sweden.

In another development, the office of the Shia Gran Marja Ayatollah Sistani sent a message to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the Swedish police-backed desecration of the Quran; the letter says that the respect for the freedom of speech cannot be permitted to this shameful act which is the sheer insult to the sanctities of more than two billion Muslims throughout the world and which prepares the grounds for the promotion extremist ideologies and wrong behaviors. 


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