- After what happened, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates all called back their representatives from Stockholm.
- It has also made people angry in other Muslim-majority countries, like Turkey, which is a Nato member and has a say in whether or not Sweden joins.
On the first day of Eid al-Adha, a refugee who was born in Iraq burned the Muslim holy book outside of a mosque.
Last week, Swedish police charged him with making trouble for a national or ethnic group.
Hossein Amirabdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, said that the government was to blame for giving him permission to protest.
In Sweden, people have been fighting over plans to burn copies of the Quran in the past few months. Police had recently turned down similar requests for protests, but courts decided that they should be allowed because of freedom of speech.
Muslims believe that the Quran is God’s holy word, and they are very offended by any damage or disrespect that is done to it on purpose.
Mr. Amirabdollahian said that even though Tehran had named a new minister, they would not be sent.
“The process of sending them away has been put on hold because the Swedish government gave them permission to disrespect the Holy Koran,” he said in a tweet.
The Iraqi foreign minister also asked Sweden to send the man who burned the Quran back to Iraq. They said that he should be tried in Baghdad because he was still an Iraqi resident.
Moqtaha al-Sadr, a popular Shia preacher, incited thousands of Iraqi protesters to break into the Swedish embassy in Iraq after the event. After 15 minutes, when security forces were put in place, they left.
Ulf Kristersson, the prime minister of Sweden, spoke out against the raid on the embassy. He also said it was time for Sweden to think about who it is.
“Of course, it is wrong for people to break into Swedish embassies in other countries without permission. I think we need to think about things in Sweden as well. “The security situation is very bad, so there is no reason to insult other people,” he said.
After an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, member states were asked to take “unified and collective measures” to stop countries from burning copies of the Quran, which is Islam’s holy book.
Hissein Brahim Taha, the secretary general, said that the burning of the Quran was “not just a simple case of Islamophobia,” and he asked all countries to follow international law, which “clearly prohibits any advocacy of religious hatred.”
After what happened, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates all called back their representatives from Stockholm.
It has also made people angry in other Muslim-majority countries, like Turkey, which is a Nato member and has a say in whether or not Sweden joins.
Wednesday, the country’s foreign minister tweeted that it was “unacceptable to allow anti-Islam protests in the name of freedom of expression.”