Jordanians protest outside Swedish embassy in Amman

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Published: 2023-01-23 19:57

Last Updated: 2023-02-01 08:43


Jordanians protest outside Swedish embassy in Amman
Jordanians protest outside Swedish embassy in Amman

Monday, dozens of Jordanians demonstrated outside the Swedish embassy in Amman, condemning the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran in Stockholm earlier this week.


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On Saturday, Jan. 21, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson condemned the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by a right-wing politician in Stockholm.

Kristersson tweeted Sunday: “Burning books that are holy to many is a deeply disrespectful act. I want to express my sympathy for all Muslims who are offended by what has happened in Stockholm today.”

He noted that although freedom of expression is a fundamental part of democracy, what is legal is not necessarily appropriate.

Earlier Saturday, a Swedish politician named Rasmus Paludan from the Stram Kurs party, burnt a copy of the Holy Quran amidst protests outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.